My 10 year old son and I read through The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry by Larry Gonick and Craig Criddle together over a series of cozy homeschooling winter afternoons, snuggled on the couch and laughing out loud. The format of the book is light and entertaining, written to catch your interest. My son loved the visual nature of the book as well as the heavy dose of humor, and came back to me several times asking to talk about different concepts or read another section. We thought the book was a great overview of chemistry and a really good introduction to the subject for a younger, visual learner. I had taken chemistry in high school and one course in college, and I found The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry to be an excellent refresher for me.