"Huge laughs and great science—the kind of smart, funny stuff that makes Jon Scieszka a legend." —Mac Barnett, author of Battle Bunny and The Terrible Two
More clever science experiments, funny jokes, and robot hijinks await readers in book two of the New York Times bestselling Frank Einstein chapter book series from the mad scientist team of Jon Scieszka and Brian Biggs. The perfect combination to engage and entertain readers, the series features real science facts with adventure and humor, making these books ideal for STEM education. This second installment examines the quest to unlock the power behind the science of "energy."
Kid-genius and inventor Frank Einstein loves figuring out how the world works by creating household contraptions that are part science, part imagination, and definitely unusual. In the series opener, an uneventful experiment in his garage-lab, a lightning storm, and a flash of electricity bring Frank’s inventions—the robots Klink and Klank—to life! Not exactly the ideal lab partners, the wisecracking Klink and the overly expressive Klank nonetheless help Frank attempt to perfect his inventions. In the second book in the series, Frank is working on a revamped version of one of Nikola Tesla’s inventions, the “Electro-Finger,” a device that can tap into energy anywhere and allow all of Midville to live off the grid, with free wireless and solar energy. But this puts Frank in direct conflict with Edison’s quest to control all the power and light in Midville, monopolize its energy resources, and get “rich rich rich.” Time is running out, and only Frank, Watson, Klink, and Klank can stop Edison and his sentient ape, Mr. Chimp!
Integrating real science facts with wacky humor, a silly cast of characters, and science fiction, this uniquely engaging series is an irresistible chemical reaction for middle-grade readers. With easy-to-read language and graphic illustrations on almost every page, this chapter book series is a must for reluctant readers. The Frank Einstein series encourages middle-grade readers to question the way things work and to discover how they, too, can experiment with science. In a starred review, Kirkus Reviews raves, “This buoyant, tongue-in-cheek celebration of the impulse to ‘keep asking questions and finding your own answers’ fires on all cylinders,” while Publishers Weekly says that the series “proves that science can be as fun as it is important and useful.”Read all the books in the New York Times bestselling Frank Einstein series: Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor (Book 1), Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger (Book 2), Frank Einstein and the BrainTurbo (Book 3), and Frank Einstein and the EvoBlaster Belt (Book 4). Visit frankeinsteinbooks.com for more information.
About the Author
Jon Scieszka’s books include The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales and Battle Bunny. He is the founder of Guys Read and the first National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. He lives in Brooklyn. Visit him online at www.frankeinsteinbooks.com. Brian Biggs’s picture books include Everything Goes and the brand-new Tinyville Town series for Abrams Appleseed. He lives in Philadelphia. Visit him online at www.mrbiggs.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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T. Edison (a whiny little kid) will go to any lengths to stop Frank Einstein… Including buying all electric companies so everyone must buy their electricity from him. But he won’t if Frank Einstein (a kid genius who lives up to his name) has anything to say about it. And luckily he has a new invention, the electro-finger. A glove-like machine that delivers electricity wirelessly. Who will win this science show-down? Read “Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger” to find out more. This book is very educational and entertaining for kids. The book provides an easy way to explain science to younger kids, and an off-the-wall humor that will win the hearts of little ones. That’s why I’m suggesting this book for younger ages such as, 7-9. But what really stole the show for me was Mr. Chimp. The poor ape that often gets taken for granted, when working for T. Edison. And I’m sure little kids will love him too. Which is mainly why I’m rating this book 5 stars. In all “Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger” brings out the humor and fun in science, and kids will be delighted to read this book and the sequels that follow. Reviewed by Tessa H, age 10, Oklahoma Central Mensa
I know the author he came to our school and i cid a book report on his first book and he gave me a t-shirt signed and he signed my project he is a great guy