Brain Full of Holes

Brain Full of Holes

by Martin Chatterton


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The Brain and his sidekick Sheldon McGlone are back, encountering parallel universes, flying cows, carnivorous cuckoo clocks, and shrinking scientists.
Sheldon McGlone has just moved to Switzerland because his mother has married a member of an elite—and secretive—international scientific squad. And now Sheldon’s best friend, The Brain, is also his stepbrother!
But when The Brain notices that the Swiss cheese has no holes, and Sheldon discovers his can of Floop soda has no bubbles, the boys realize something is definitely not right. Then Helga Poom arrives. Her father has disappeared and she needs their help to find him.
Soon Sheldon, The Brain, and Helga are drawn into the crazy, particle-shifting world of quantum physics and a dangerous adventure where nothing is as it should be.
Author Martin Chatterton has once again crafted a delightfully imaginative mystery story featuring an over-the-top storyline and a memorable cast of characters. Readers will love the surprising and occasionally hilarious plot twists.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781921272288
Publisher: Little Hare Books
Publication date: 04/01/2008
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Martin Chatterton was born in Liverpool, England, and attended art college in London. He has worked successfully in the publishing and design business. He is the author of more than twenty books, including the Brain books, and the illustrator of more than eighty. He lives in Australia.

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The Brain Full of Holes 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
oapostrophe on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Quirky English humor fills this scientific mystery. Sheldon and his cousin 'The Brain' who carries a Sherlock Holmes pipe, are trying to find the whereabouts of Helga's father who has disappeared while driving his big rig in Switzerland. It just so happens that it went missing in a tunnel that is next to the largest particle accelerator in the world. Zaniness ensues as clones and aliens and 'duzzent' matter come into play. Fun read for middle schoolers.
C.Ibarra on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I had originally planned to do a joint review with my son. Unfortunately, his summer schedule has been hectic, and he wasn¿t able to finish the series in time. So for this review it¿s just me.In The Brain Full of Holes we meet up with Sheldon and Theo ¿The Brain" in Switzerland. They relocated after the escapades in Farrago Bay, and the marriage of Sheldon¿s mom and The Brain¿s guardian. Now the boys aren¿t only partners, but also stepbrothers. Sheldon, while still awkward, seems to be a bit more sure of himself. At least until the lovely Helga shows up to request assistance in locating her missing father. For Sheldon it is love at first sight, and he uses every opportunity to inadvertently embarrass himself in front of his crush. Helga¿s father has gone missing just like the holes in the swiss cheese. The Brain and Sheldon are on the case, and things get weird. I¿m talking like flying cow weird!I loved The Brain Full of Holes even more than the first book in this wacky series. Sheldon is a character you can¿t help but adore. I can¿t get enough of him. He¿s the underdog, but always manages to come out on top. The plot was fascinating. It featured an excellent mix of mystery and science. Some might even consider it sci-fi. This book was a real page turner. I¿m not a science person by any means, but all the talk of particles and dark matter kept me glued to the page. This is an amazing series that I¿d recommend to even the youngest teen. I hope to see more adventures involving the lovable Sheldon and brilliant Theo.
galleysmith on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Zaniness abounds as Sheldon and The Brain jump back into the sleuthing business with both feet. If you liked the first in this series (which I did) then you certainly won¿t be disappointed with the follow up. There is definitely no sophomore slump here!In revisiting the boys Chatterton has made a few changes to both their surroundings and their behavior. The Brain, ever the mastermind, shows a few chinks in his armor in this adventure. He¿s still as smart as ever but at times seems to step back to allow Sheldon to take the wheel. Sheldon, on the other hand, is still as endearingly doofish as he was the first go round. Only this time it¿s twice as sweet because he¿s got the new girl to pine for.Speaking of which, the addition of Helga was fabulous. A sassy and bold young girl, she kept pace with the boys (even out running them at times) where other ladies might have cowered back and let them do all the heavy lifting. She was, without question, a fabulous addition to the team.The plot of The Brain Full of Holes is just as quirky and fun as it¿s predecessor. The Brain and Sheldon are now living in Switzerland with Sheldon¿s mum and her new husband Captain Schnurrbart. The Captain is a big time security muckety muck whom the boys rely on to assist them in resolving their latest case. This case, involving the mysterious disappearance of Helga¿s father, includes a marked rise in the appearance of strangely familiar (yet disconcertingly different) animals. More importantly the team was working towards saving the world from it¿s ultimate demise at the hands of a copious amount of Silly.Mix all of this together and you have yourself one hell of an enjoyable mystery. A mystery that is neither predictable nor too twisty that middle graders will have difficulty following.Filled with wacky situations The Brain Full of Holes will certainly entertain young reluctant readers. While I personally see it being more of a boy book I do think the addition of Helga makes it increasingly appealing to young girls as well. It¿s definitely a good read for anyone who enjoys off-beat, entertaining and humorous stories.
GRgenius on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
What can I say? The Brain strikes again in this wacky but wonderful tale that will have you reaching books end in record won't want to put it down. Filled with the wild imagination of author Martin Chatterton, we have a tale of whodunit with Duzzant Matter and a whole sleugh of outrageous animal creations. From an cow that wants to give her caretaker a bit of his own medicine to panthers guarding the power of LURV, it's a surprise a minute with smilees to spares. If you haven't checked out this author's first tale (THE BRAIN FINDS A LEG), I highly recommend it followed by a good dose of "holes". Trust don't want to miss it. Happy reading!