Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger

Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger

Book - 2015
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New York Times Bestseller

"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 for more information.

Publisher: New York : Amulet Books, ©2015.
ISBN: 9781419714832
Characteristics: 165 pages :,illustrations (some colour) ;,22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Biggs, Brian - Illustrator


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Jul 26, 2017

not bad i like it when it Frank was help to make wireless electricity and how this book teaches cool experiments and this book is amazing how klank could make rocket boosters on his feet this is truly inspiring and how this book can be shown by artificial intelligence i hope this author will keep writing these books and i think wireless energy(like electro finger)is awesome!!!!

Mar 07, 2016

I read Frank Einstein and the Electro- finger and there were elements that made the book fun and interesting in its own way. There were full color illustrations to help envision the scene and there was also full color diagrams. There also was some science combined with fiction.

This book made anything you could possibly imagine real, from kid genius inventors to self- teaching robots! I loved the book and would recommend it to any science- fiction lovers.

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Mar 07, 2020

blue_bird_11464 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 11


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