Fran with Four Brains (Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist Series #6)
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Fran with Four Brains (Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist Series #6)

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by Jim Benton
     
 

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Being a mad scientist in the modern world is very hard work. With so much that needs to be done in such a short period of time, multitasking can get way out of hand. Franny needs some additional help. But for Franny there is only one person in the world she trusts to help her with her experiments -- herself. So she acquires assistance the mad-scientist way, by

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Being a mad scientist in the modern world is very hard work. With so much that needs to be done in such a short period of time, multitasking can get way out of hand. Franny needs some additional help. But for Franny there is only one person in the world she trusts to help her with her experiments -- herself. So she acquires assistance the mad-scientist way, by building a few real, live, steel-plated Franbots.

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"Smart, confident, and totally PUNK!" -- National Enquirer

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416902324
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date:
08/28/2007
Series:
Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist Series , #6
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
153,314
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
830L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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Chapter Two FRANNY'S SCHOOL

Franny also liked school. Her teacher, Miss Shelly, was great, and she always kept the kids busy with lots of challenging projects.

Already that year, they had spent time studying dinosaurs, poetry, and even ancient Egypt, which Franny really enjoyed...even though her extra-credit project ate a custodian.

Miss Shelly later made Franny unzip the mummy and release the custodian unharmed, although Franny protested and said that everybody knows mummies eat people every once in a while and that custodians should know better than to get too close.

Great teachers like Miss Shelly always keep a little pressure on, and every day after school, Franny had to make time for her homework.

Some days it was easy, like when it was about electricity, organs, or strange chemical reactions. Some days it was hard, like when it was not about monsters, or atomic radiation, or electronic brains.

But no matter how long it took, Franny also had to make time to play with her lab assistant, Igor. (He wasn't a pure Lab. He was also part poodle, part Chihuahua, part beagle, part spaniel, part shepherd, and part some kind of weasely thing that wasn't even exactly a dog.)

Franny had learned that not paying enough attention to Igor was dangerous. When he got too lonely, he tended to misbehave.

And Igor knew when Franny needed attention. He was really good at sensing when her schedule was getting too tight, and he was always trying to figure out ways to make her laugh. Sometimes it was juggling chain saws, sometimes it was alligator wrestling, sometimes it was wrestling alligators with chain saws.

Recently, he started dressing up like Franny and imitating her and that would always make Franny laugh so hard she could hardly breathe.

Always, that is, except when Franny felt overwhelmed by the additional load of her extra activities.

Copyright © 2006 by Jim Benton.

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 www.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 www.frannykstein.com.

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Fran With Four Brains (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
book4children More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for an early chapter book that breaks the norm, give this series a try. Franny is a mad scientist that kids will love. Kids that enjoy creepy things will especially like this series. When Franny feels overwhelmed with her school and extracurricular activities, she makes a few Franbots to take her place. When Franny decides the Franbots are too active for her mother, they hatch a plan to turn Franny and her family into food. Franny must find a way to stop the bots before they take over the world. This is a super cute and fun chapter book with black and white illustrations on every page. Content: Some mild violence (she destroys the robots)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is like so awsome I want to buy all of them
ericNJ More than 1 year ago
best book I ever read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this serises,its short yet long at the same time and a must read
Guest More than 1 year ago
My favorite charechecter in this book was Franny, because she is onlys thinken of a new invention and is funny. I liked the part of the book when Franny decide to make robots of her self.She made them do every thing perfect.Then they go evil and¿..Well you have to read the rest yourself.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you really want a good book go to Melanie Martin. Way better than this sh.it Read the sample of Melanie Martin the Spain one. Way better than this sh.it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
best so far.