The author of After-Dinner Science, and Science Magic, has a special flair for retaining the wonder of magic in his sound explanations of the principles behind his parlor stunt experiments. His instructions for the experiments are exact, his equipment is borrowed from the kitchen and his text has benefited from his long experience as a science lecturer before juvenile groups. Each experiment is accompanied by large clear photographs. The author points out what to watch for and describes the whys and hows of a particular result. Teachers in the early grades will welcome this and the audience among half-pint Houdinis has been established by the previous titles.