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5.0 out of 5 stars Mysterious men and the Professor, 3 Feb 2014
The third book about Professor Kompressor – “Professor Kompressor under cover” - is the best book, so far. Hopefully more stories will be written about the Professor, because when a man has this many inventions, there must be several more stories to tell.

The third book is better held together than the first two, and the chapters have a simple and logic development, easier and somewhat calmer to follow. And the inventions the Professor makes are even funnier. How about a simple “disarmament” machine made with the help of sounds? Maybe something that should be developed for real? Or the cleaning machine that is so efficient that Spot, the little dog, is lost. As usual plenty of cups of tea are being devoured with just the right splash of milk and three lumps of sugar. And in this third book, the Professor gets a co-worker – Lily. There must be more to tell!
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4.0 out of 5 stars More characters, more referenced, more social, 10 Feb 2014
This review is from: Professor Kompressor under cover (Kindle Edition)
I read this after the first Kompressor book. Here, the professor gets a pet and a young companion, but at the same time seems to be a little more scholarly in his inspirations. (No problem with that, it turns out that the world of science is rather more bizarre than the mundane world we grown ups normally worry about!)

In this book the the chapters seem a little longer, and there is a story arc running through. As my daughter was reading some of the chapters by herself I think I missed the finer details of that, but as usual each chapter details an escapade with an invented solution. I found the chapters a little too long for a bedtime read, but my daughter clearly disagreed, as she grabbed the kindle off me at the end of each one to read ahead. Can't say more than that - thanks professor!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Darker Side (?), 25 Feb 2014
This review is from: Professor Kompressor under cover (Kindle Edition)
So, the professor is back and this time he's being followed by shady individuals. This is great. Some of the charming naivety of the earlier works seems absent but this is more than made up for in the character development of the professor. He appears as a more rounded individual with his own foibles. In some ways this book appears to have more for adults than the earlier works, but according to my niece (admittedly a year older than when she read the first book) it is every bit as much fun for kids. Maybe a bit of the author is leaking into the professor. A great read, either as a stand alone book or (and to fully appreciate it, this is the recommended option) as the third book in a series. Looking forward to the next installment.
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4.0 out of 5 stars 10/10 The children loved the cover, 17 Aug 2014
This review is from: Professor Kompressor under cover (Kindle Edition)
This book was recently entered and won a silver medal in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards. This is what our young readers thought:

FEEDBACK

Author: Nils Andersson
Title: Professor Compressor Under Cover

COVER: 10/10
The children loved the cover. They thought it was age-appropriate, genre-appropriate and, most importantly, fun. They also thought the lettering was easy to read. One reader put in his feedback, ‘This is the best cover in the awards. I liked it very much.’

CONTENT 9/10
The children liked this book very much. They liked the opening chapter, the pacing and the exciting plot. One reader put in her feedback, ‘The first chapter really drew me in, particularly the two mystery men,’
They also liked the way the professor met his problems with a fantastic and fun invention. One reader (girl, aged 10) put in her feedback, ‘The inventions were the best bit. Oh, and the cups of tea. That was funny.’
Another reader put, ‘I like all the science in it. I like science too and this book made me want to make my own inventions.’

EDITING 7/10
This was the part that let the book down. The children and the teachers noted a big problem with speech marks. Basically, the author has a tendency to close speech marks even when the character has not stopped talking. For example, p105, p121. This confused the young readers very much and they felt it needs to be corrected.
Oddly, other than this rather large error, they thought the spelling and grammar was good.

STYLE 10/10
The children (and teachers) very much liked the style of this story. Simple, not overly-long chapters, and excellent pacing. They also liked the snappy descriptions. One reader put in his feedback, ‘This book was well written. I liked the way the author described characters. Not too long. That was good.’

STATS
Of the 28 readers:
28 liked the cover.
15 felt the best part was the fun inventions.
6 felt the best part was the plot.
7 felt the best part was the style of writing.
28 would like to read another book by this author.

‘A fun, exciting adventure, A SILVER MEDAL WINNER.’ The Wishing Shelf Awards
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