Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor (Frank Einstein Series #1)

Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor (Frank Einstein Series #1)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781419712180
Publisher: Amulet Books
Publication date: 08/19/2014
Series: Frank Einstein Series , #1
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 393,495
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Jon Scieszka has sold more than 11 million books, including The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs, the Time Warp Trio series, Guys Read, Spaceheadz, and most recently, Battle Bunny with Mac Barnett. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Brian Biggs has collaborated with Garth Nix, Cynthia Rylant, and Katherine Applegate, in addition to working on his own picture books in his Everything Goes series. He lives in Philadelphia.

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Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good and funny
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
YoungMensanBookParade More than 1 year ago
Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor is a flask-full of humor, science, and adventure accompanied by cool illustrations done on graph paper. Frank and his friend Watson spend time in Grandpa Al’s basement trying to make a robot that self-assembles and learns on its own. This invention is going to be the prize entry at the Midville School Science Fair. Frank desperately needs to win the prize money to help save his Grandpa’s shop. But, there are many unexpected twists and turns along the way, as Frank’s rival, T. Edison, will stop at nothing to win. My favorite part of the book was when Frank showed his robots, Klink and Klank, the Three Laws of Robotics. I enjoyed this part because it was a mini-suspenseful moment for me to see if they really would obey! I also liked learning about Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics and how they control robots in the real world. Something that stood out to me was the theme: family relationships. Frank works hard to try and win the science fair, not for himself, but for his Grandpa Al. Frank’s desire to help his family drives his efforts and really shows how much he truly cares. Overall, I gave this book a 5 star rating, because it makes science fun. It is an exciting adventure that would make even the most reluctant reader happy to join in. I would recommend this book to both girls and boys ages 8-12. I can’t wait to read the other books in this series and see what new experiments Frank Einstein, Klink, Klank, and Watson get involved with next time! Review by Brooke Z., 9, Delaware Valley Mensa
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoy the sign laguege in the back and i love the humor
DagnyTaggart2U More than 1 year ago
Parents and kids will love this book. Schools and libraries will have a hard time keeping this one available. I am definitely requesting my library director order a copy of this book for our local library. Slap-stick and science. Entertainment and education. Boisterous and brainy. Sort of Captain Underpants meets Encyclopedia Brown. It took me a while to write this review, as my 7 year old and I would read a chapter most every night, and what a great time we had reading this book together. There are subjects and vocabulary that my son had not yet been introduced to. Now, through this silly, fun, (yet informative)and quirky book, he has. We spent about as much time talking about concepts in this book and looking up topics on the internet as we did reading it. This book is great for middle school age children (all boys in the story), but if your child is younger, adults will enjoy reading with them. There is enough subtle humor and references to entertain the adults, yet my son was howling at the knock-knock jokes, the signing, ant-licking chimp and the 'Odd Couple' robots, Klink and Klank. My son loved the pictures and diagrams and the wackiness. As a parent, I loved that Scieska included Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics, sign language, protons and neutrons, anti-matter, atom smashing and Watson's Universal-Strength Peanut Butter Bubble Gum. There are great social lessons as Frank's story incorporates stealing, cheating, helping family and friends, failure and success, brief scientific ethical issues and using his brains, talent and a bit of wisecracking to overcome hurdles. I can't wait for more of this series. It appears to me that the underlying theme of this story is matter and the future themes will be energy, humans, life, earth and the universe. My son, hands down, rated this 5 stars (after his initial gazillion stars). I rate it a 4.5. To make this book perfect for me, it would include kids of color. What a great way open up young minds to a world of science, invention and mystery in a manner that is sure to appeal to them.  Disclosure: I read a free uncorrected proof the book in return for my candid review. Be assured, my opinion is honest, and I do not owe or know the author/publisher.