Attack of the 50-Ft. Cupid [NOOK Book]

Overview

Franny’s mom says every mad scientist needs a lab assistant. So for Valentine’s Day Franny gets just that—a Lab assistant. Except Igor isn’t a pure Lab. He’s also part poodle, part Chihuahua, part beagle, part spaniel, part shepherd—and all thumbs.
Franny is fuming. She doesn’t even need an assistant. What’s she supposed to do with a good-for-nothing one like Igor?

And things get even worse when a giant, ...
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Overview

Franny’s mom says every mad scientist needs a lab assistant. So for Valentine’s Day Franny gets just that—a Lab assistant. Except Igor isn’t a pure Lab. He’s also part poodle, part Chihuahua, part beagle, part spaniel, part shepherd—and all thumbs.
Franny is fuming. She doesn’t even need an assistant. What’s she supposed to do with a good-for-nothing one like Igor?

And things get even worse when a giant, fifty-foot, arrow-shooting cupid starts causing trouble all over town. Franny knows it’s up to her—and only her— to save the day. Or could she use a little help?

Frannie tries to prevent chaos when her new lab assistant, Igor, a dog of many breeds, accidentally lets loose a giant, fifty-foot, arrow-shooting cupid.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Attack of the 50-ft. Cupid picks up where Lunch Walks Among Us left off in the Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist, series by Jim Benton. In this installment, Franny gets a lab assistant courtesy of her mother. Franny also learns about giving valentines and what it means to feel love (for her new pet at least)-but not before an all-out battle royal with Cupid, brought to life and made grossly enormous by science-gone-wrong. The book also includes a twisted valentine generator and removable cardboard valentines. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
The lead character in this series, "Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist," manages to be both somewhat appealing and somewhat appalling; the perfect heroine for kids who like icky and weird, but not downright scary. This is a funny tale of a young girl who doesn't quite understand things that other people grasp right away. Her intelligence and interest in science set her apart and in this book she has difficulty in comprehending the concept of Valentine's Day. At the same time, her mother decides that every mad scientist needs a lab assistant although the best one she can find is not a purebred Lab, but a dog of many breeds appropriately named Igor. As much as she has always wanted an assistant, Franny is not pleased with her mother's selection, but Igor turns out to be not just a valuable asset, but a creature who teaches Franny a little bit about feelings. Kids will enjoy the story as well as the fittingly creepy illustrations and it has a comforting message for those who often feel on the outside because, for some reason, they think differently than most others. 2004, Simon & Schuster, Ages 7 to 10.
— Carolyn Mott Ford
School Library Journal
Gr 2-6-The lovable, heroic mad scientist is back for her second adventure, and her brain is so filled with science that she doesn't know about Valentine's Day traditions. Even with the help of Igor, her new lab assistant (actually, he is part Lab, part beagle, part shepherd, etc.), her attempts to create valentines result in disaster. Then, a real valentine card comes to life, and is "biggerized" to huge, and it takes a superhero to save the school bus full of children from the giant Cupid. Franny biggerizes herself, rides the bus like a skateboard, and saves the day. Igor turns out to be more than a useless mutt, and he and Franny set things right. Benton's cartoon illustrations and writing style will draw fans of Dav Pilkey's "Ricky Ricotta" and "Captain Underpants" series (Scholastic). Fast paced and very funny, this book is likely to fly off the shelves faster than a giant Cupid shoots an arrow.-Sharon R. Pearce, Chippewa Elementary School, Bensenville, IL Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442495173
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
  • Publication date: 4/30/2013
  • Series: Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist , #2
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 148,875
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • File size: 19 MB
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Meet the Author

Jim Benton is a writer and cartoonist whose unique brand of humor has been seen on toys, television, T-shirts, greeting cards, and even underwear. Franny K. Stein is the first character he's created especially for young children. A husband and father of two, he lives in Michigan, where he works in a studio that really and truly does have creepy stuff in it. Visit him at frannykstein.com.

Jim Benton is a writer and cartoonist whose unique brand of humor has been seen on toys, television, T-shirts, greeting cards, and even underwear. Franny K. Stein is the first character he's created especially for young children. A husband and father of two, he lives in Michigan, where he works in a studio that really and truly does have creepy stuff in it. Visit him at frannykstein.com.

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Read an Excerpt

Chapter One: Franny's House

The Stein family lived in a pretty pink house with lovely purple shutters down at the end of Daffodil Street. Everything about the house was bright and cheery. Everything, that is, except the bedroom behind the tiny, round upstairs window.

This was Franny's bedroom, and she loved it more than anyplace else in the whole world, because this was where she came up with some of the most exciting new ideas in mad science.

But, as is often case for mad scientists, it was impossible to get her friends and family to take her work seriously.

Like when Franny presented her recently perfected Personal Cow to her father.

"Hey, Dad. Have a look at this. I genetically engineered a real cow for the portability that today's baby-on-the-go demands. See? Fresh milk anywhere."

"That's nice, Franny," he said without even looking up from his newspaper.

Or when Franny tried to show off her just-debugged Biggerizer to her little brother, Freddy.

"One blast from this device can make things hundreds of times bigger," Franny declared proudly.

"Can you use it in reverse and make your mouth smaller?" Freddy asked.

Franny answered, "It doesn't have a reverse setting. It only makes things bigger, but that's not a bad idea...." Before she could finish, he leapt on his skateboard and, with one swift push, rocketed out of sight.

Or when Franny called Percy, one of her new friends from school, to announce her new Manifester. "You put a picture of something in front of it, flip the switch, and -- ZAP! -- it creates a real three-dimensional reproduction of it."

"Did you ever put ketchup on corn chips?" Percy asked witlessly.

Franny blinked. "Ketchup on corn chips? Did you hear a single word I said, Percy? The Manifester actually makes real things from pictures and pictures from real things. It's total madness."

"I like corn chips," he said, and Franny hung up the phone.

Franny's mom had been watching and she felt bad for Franny.

She might not have chosen to have a mad scientist for a daughter, but that's what Franny was.

And since that's what Franny was, her mom had spent a lot of time trying to learn about mad scientists.

One of the things she learned was this: Mad scientists need assistants to whom they can show their tiny cows, weird devices, and crazy gizmos, assistants who were always excited and who always listened.
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Table of Contents

CONTENTS

1. Franny's House

2. Fleas and Thank You

3. Good Whelp Is Hard to Find

4. Life's Ruff

5. What Could Be Verse?

6. Franny's Valentine-Poem Generator

7. Drawing Conclusions

8. Cupid Is as Cupid Does

9. Pink. Cute. I'm Going to Be Sick.

10. Working Like a Dog

11. That's the Way the Ball Bounces

12. Hey Meister, Watch the Keister

13. The Holiday Is Upon Us

14. Love Hurts

15. Love Is a Battlefield

16. The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round

17. Mom Always Says to Wear Your Helmet (When You Become Gigantic and Skateboard on a School Bus)

18. Nope. Not Tacos.

19. It's Mad Science Time

20. Udder Madness

21. LGMS Seeks ULD (Little Girl Mad Scientist Seeks Ugly Little Dog)

22. It Mutts Be Love

23. And That's That
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2010

    Love this series!

    My first grade son discovered the Franny K. Stein series and can't get enough of them. They are easy enough for him to read and he loves the pictures.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2014

    Me to love this book

    This is one of the beat books ive ever read.Hope it feels the
    same to you guy and laidies who are reading this.
    A 10 year old.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2014

    Meji

    *is lead to result three*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2014

    Nero

    I wont. Smles.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2013

    Love this book

    I love franny k stein books they have these books for only $5 wow thats a very good deal im going to buy the who set i cant stop texting (yes i can im just bord with a capital B) GO 49ERS I LOVE YA GOTTA HOLLA AT YA LATER DONT HATE MEH LOVE MEH!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2013

    Lionmane

    He sticks his tail into her puzzy and moans. "Your so wet."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2013

    Flowertail

    Claws the ground restlessly.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2013

    Coolest

    Amazing book jim benton

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2013

    Cool

    Oh my gosh

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  • Posted April 26, 2012

    Great series!

    My daughter loves these books. They read well and aren't too easy or too hard. The chapters are short, so feels like she's accomplished something when she's read several chapters in one sitting. A fun storyline too. It's taken me awhile to find something that she enjoys and wants to read. A great find!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2008

    Attack of the 50-FT. Cupid (Fanny K. Stein, Mad Scientist #2)

    This book is very good. It is not a long book. It is a fast to read. The book is about Cuppid that turesa big and they have to stop him before he messes up the city.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2007

    Attack of the 50-FT. Cupid (Fanny K. Stein, Mad Scientist #2)

    I thought this book was funny and it was fast to read. i thought the drawing could have been better. i think both girls and guys would like this book beacuse it is about Valentine's day.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2006

    Great Book

    This was a great book. I can't wait to read #3. If you inerested in a mad scientist little girl and a 50ft cupid and her dog you'll love this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2006

    Unpredictable, but exciting

    Franny is a girl, who is a mad scientist. She gets an assistant, but she doesn¿t like him because he is a dog. His name is Igor. Igor really wanted to help Franny, but she always told him to sit in the corner and all he could touch was his little, black, rubber ball. Franny went to school to show her teacher the Valentines she made it was obvious that she had no clue what valentines were. So Miss Shelly said that people draw stuff like Cupid, hearts, and love arrows. Then Franny asked what Cupid was. Miss Shelly drew a picture of him. Igor went to get his little toy ball. He accidentally pressed a button, which makes the picture of Cupid come to life, but the rays that another button called the Biggersizer, which makes it bigger. It turned Cupid into a real, live, big thing. He was going around slinging his arrows at people, which makes them fall in love. Can Franny Keep Cupid from hitting everyone with his arrows and still make all her Valentines cards? Read the book and you¿ll find out.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2005

    My Seven Year Old ADORED IT!

    This book held his attention and he was fascinated with the plot, pictures and Franny's strong and quirky personality. We both loved the character of Igor the LAB assistant and the exploration of love and friendship. My son's favorite part is when Franny makes her Valentines and they are goofy, gory, clever and hilarious! Fun for mom and son.

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