Franny K. Stein isn’t a fan of glamour. She doesn’t style her hair, the thought of wearing makeup makes her want to gag, and she couldn’t care less about wearing dressy dresses when she’d much prefer her lab coat.
But sometimes Franny wonders if her mom wishes she were different. Which gives Franny an idea...for an experiment! What if she can turn the beauty products her mom loves into something more exciting?
Every experiment has its experimental error, and when Franny’s hair takes on a life of its own, Franny must save the day (and her hair) to finally realize her mom loves her just the way she is.
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|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers|
|Series:||Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist Series , #8|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Lexile:||700L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||7 - 10 Years|
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Bad Hair Day
The Stein family lived in the pretty pink house with the lovely purple shutters down at the end of Daffodil Street. Everything about the house was bright and cheery.
But, of course, the outside of a house is never as interesting as what’s going on inside it.
And inside this house, behind the little round upstairs window, something interesting was always going on, because this was the bedroom and laboratory of Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist.
Last week, for example, Franny developed a giant sea horse, and the day before that she worked on a way to fly based on how bats flap their wings.
Those projects became pretty expensive, so Franny needed to get a piggy bank to save her money in.
Of course, being a mad scientist, she created her piggy bank from a real live pig, which meant that she had to learn all she could about pigs.
This got pretty messy, but she didn’t mind getting messy, because that’s just what happens when you’re doing mad science.