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Can you trust advice from a paper finger puppet? Tommy is going to find out. Read this book! You must!
Synopses & Reviews
andquot;I never thought science could be funny . . . until I read Frank Einstein. It will have kids laughing.andquot;
andmdash;Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid
andldquo;Dear Frank Einstein,
Please invent time machine. Send your books back in time to me in 1978.
Also a levitating skateboard.
andmdash;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 Frankandrsquo;s inventionsandmdash;the robots Klink and Klankandmdash;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 Frankandrsquo;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 fictionandmdash;an irresistible chemical reaction for middle-grade readers.
andquot;In the final analysis, this buoyant, tongue-in-cheek celebration of the impulse to andlsquo;keep asking questions and finding your own answersandrsquo; fires on all cylinders.andquot;
--Booklist, starred review
andquot;Scieszka mixes science and silliness again to great effect.andquot;
andquot;In refusing to take itself too seriously, it proves that science can be as fun as it is important and useful.andquot;
andquot;With humor, straightforward writing, tons of illustrations, and a touch of action at the end, this book is accessible and easy to read, making it an appealing choice for reluctant readers. A solid start to the series.andquot;
--School Library Journal
andquot;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 canand#39;t wait to see what he does with these fun and exciting characters.andquot;
andmdash;Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl
andquot;Jon Scieszkaand#39;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.andquot;
andmdash;Jack Gantos, Dead End in Norvelt
"'Is Origami Yoda real?' is the question that plagues sixth-grader Tommy and drives the plot of this snappy debut. From one perspective, Origami Yoda is a finger puppet that offers cryptic but oddly sage advice to Tommy and his classmates. From another, he is simply the 'green paperwad' animated by Tommy's misfit friend, Dwight, who 'wear[s] shorts with his socks pulled up above his knees' and stares into space 'like a hypnotized chicken.' Compiling a series of funny, first-person accounts of Yoda's wisdom from his friends, Tommy hopes to solve this mystery to determine whether to trust Yoda's advice about asking a certain girl to dance. Angleberger peppers his chapters with spot-on boy banter, humorously crude Captain Underpants — style drawings, and wisecrack asides that comically address the social land mines of middle school. Tommy confronts the ethical dilemma of standing up for the weird kid and the angst of school dances: 'My hands were shaking and my stomach was excited like the time my dad accidentally drove into a fire hydrant.' But with enigmatic counsel like 'Cheetos for everyone you must buy,' Yoda keeps the mystery alive. Ages 8 — 12." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Welcome to Pandupur! With its bustling marketplace and honking traffic, posh colonies and shanty towns, railway station and looming dam, forests and playgrounds, Pandupur is teeming with life, much like the river Dhun that flows alongside it.
In Growing Up in Pandupur, sisters Adithi and Chatura Rao weave a web of stories of life lessons, laughter and tears, insecurities, small unkindnesses, and surprising friendship in this fictional town. The book builds a map of Pandupur through the lives of its youngest residents. Characters in the thirteen stories are faced with bullying, gender stereotyping, poverty, and privilege and, in the process of tackling these issues, they learn valuable lessons about the human heart and about growing up. Growing Up in Pandupur is a book that will resonate in the hearts and minds of childrenand#151;and the young at heartand#151;everywhere.
andldquo;A double helping of fun and mischief!andrdquo;
andmdash;Jeff kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
andmdash;Dav Pilkey, author of the Captain Underpants series
Miles Murphy is not happy to be moving to Yawnee Valley, a sleepy town thatandrsquo;s famous for one thing and one thing only: cows. In his old school, everyone knew him as the townandrsquo;s best prankster, but Miles quickly discovers that Yawnee Valley already has a prankster, and a great one. If Miles is going to take the title from this mystery kid, he is going to have to raise his game.
Itandrsquo;s prankster against prankster in an epic war of trickery, until the two finally decide to join forces and pull off the biggest prank ever seen: a prank so huge that it would make the members of the International Order of Disorder proud.
In The Terrible Two, bestselling authors and friends Mac Barnett and Jory John have created a series that has its roots in classic middle-grade literature yet feels fresh and new at the same time.
andldquo;The pranks, the brotherhood, the art, the heart! Whatandrsquo;s not to love about the Terrible Two?andrdquo;
andmdash;Sara Pennypacker, author of the Clementine series
andldquo;You donandrsquo;t have to be a cow, like cows, or even know a cow to love the Terrible Two.andrdquo;
andldquo;This book is terrible! Terribly funny, terribly full of pranks, and terribly wonderful.andrdquo;
andmdash;Jon Scieszka, author of The Stinky Cheese Man and the Frank Einstein series
andldquo;The Terrible Two are my kind of kids. And whatandrsquo;s more, theyandrsquo;re kidsandrsquo; kind of kids.andrdquo;
andmdash;Annie Barrows, author of the Ivy and Bean series
About the Author
Applying for a job as a newspaper artist, Tom Angleberger was mistakenly assigned to cover local government meetings. Fifteen years and countless town council meetings later, he is still writing instead of drawing, currently as a columnist for the Roanoke Times in Roanoke, Virginia. He began work on his first book while in middle school. Tom is married to author-illustrator Cece Bell. They live in Christianburg, Virginia.
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