Jul 9, 2014
Review: Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor
Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor by Jon Scieszka
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Book description from Goodreads:
Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor
by Jon Scieszka, Brian Biggs (Illustrations)
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 · rating details · 25 ratings · 16 reviews
"I never thought science could be funny . . . until I read Frank Einstein. It will have kids laughing."
—Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid
“Dear Frank Einstein,
Please invent time machine. Send your books back in time to me in 1978.
Also a levitating skateboard.
—Tom Angleberger, The Strange Case of Origami Yoda
Frank Einstein loves figuring out how the world works by creating household contraptions that are part science, part imagination, and definitely unusual. After an uneventful experiment in his garage-lab, a lightning storm and 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 Antimatter Motor . . . until Frank’s archnemesis, T. Edison, steals Klink and Klank for his evil doomsday plan! Using real science, Jon Scieszka has created a unique world of adventure and science fiction—an irresistible chemical reaction for middle-grade readers.
"Kids will love Frank Einstein because even though he is a new character he will be instantly recognizable to the readers...Jon Scieszka is one of the best writers around, and I can't wait to see what he does with these fun and exciting characters."
—Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl
"Jon Scieszka's new series has the winning ingredients that link his clever brilliance in story telling with his knowledge of real science, while at the same time the content combination of fiction and non fiction appeals to the full range of the market."
—Jack Gantos, Dead End in Norvelt
"Scieszka mixes science and silliness again to great effect."
"In refusing to take itself too seriously, it proves that science can be as fun as it is important and useful."
Hardcover, 192 pages
Expected publication: August 19th 2014 by Amulet Books
Awesomely funny and if you don't be careful you just might learn something.
I love how the author and illustrator work together to make science funny and understandable in this story of friendship, creativity, and good vs. bad. This book was our bed time story over a few nights and completely loved by my 9 year old. The benefits of books that open up creativity soar as high as the imagination.
Funny, honorable, and a great book from start to finish.
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