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*****= An all-time favorite
Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist, Book Five
by Jim Benton
Reviewed March 5, 2006.
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,
Available at Sembach Library (JF BEN).
The Franny K. Stein books never fail to make me smile. They are simple and short, with lots of cartoon pictures, and are perfect for kids just beginning chapter books. However, they’re funny enough to even entertain adults.
In Frantastic Voyage, a
spoof of the old classic Fantastic
Voyage, Franny has to make herself
tiny to travel inside her lab
Igor. (Well, he’s not a pure lab. He’s also “part poodle, part
I love Jim
Benton’s sense of
humor. There are some great lines,
like: “You really don’t have that many
options when your dog swallows a horrifically devastating explosive and
only have sixty minutes to act. Ask
anybody who’s been in that situation. They’ll
tell you the same thing.” He’s been
consistent, with all five books delightful fun.
Lunch Walks Among Us
Attack of the 50-ft. Cupid
The Invisible Fran
The Fran That Time Forgot
Copyright © 2006 Sondra Eklund. All