Synopses & Reviews
In Lunch Walks Among Us, Franny finds it almost impossible to make friends--after all, she is pretty different. But Franny's a scientist. And inspired by her favorite teacher she undertakes one of the most difficult and dangerous experiments ever conducted. It's called "trying to fit in." In Attack of the 50-Ft. Cupid, every mad scientist needs a lab assistant, so that's what Franny gets for Valentine's Day--a Lab assistant. Except Igor isn't a purebred Lab. He's part just-about-everything--and all thumbs. So when he accidentally looses a giant, fifty-foot, arrow-shooting cupid, it's entirely up to Franny to save the day--or is it? Because, remember, every mad scientist needs a lab assistant.
National Enquirer Smart, confident, and totally PUNK!
andlt;Iandgt;Bulletin of the Center for Children's Booksandlt;/Iandgt; This has the glib, kid-appealing insouciance of Captain Underpants with an intelligence all its own.
andlt;Iandgt;National Enquirerandlt;/Iandgt; Smart, confident, and totally PUNK!
Franny gets a Lab assistant for Valentine's Day. Except Igor isn't a purebred Lab. He's part just-about-everything--and all thumbs. So when he accidentally looses a giant, 50-foot, arrow-shooting Cupid, it's entirely up to Franny to save the day--or is it? Includes a "valentine generator." Illustrations.
Franny's mom says every mad scientist needs a lab assistant. So for Valentine's Day Franny gets just that -- a Lab assistant. Except Igor isn't a andlt;Iandgt;pureandlt;/Iandgt; Lab. He's also part poodle, part Chihuahua, part beagle, part spaniel, part shepherd -- and all thumbs. andlt;BRandgt; Franny is fuming. She doesn't even andlt;Iandgt;needandlt;/Iandgt; an assistant. What's she supposed to do with a good-for-nothing one like Igor? andlt;BRandgt; And things get even worse when a giant, fifty-foot, arrow-shooting cupid starts causing trouble all over town. Franny knows it's up to her -- and only her -- to save the day. Or is it?
About the Author
Jim Benton is a writer and cartoonist whose unique brand of humor has been seen on toys, television, T-shirts, greeting cards, and even underwear. Franny K. Stein is the first character he's created especially for young children. He has since developed the Dear Dumb Diary series for Scholastic and has published a number of books with the Happy Bunny characters, also for Scholastic. A husband and father, he lives in Bloomfield, Michigan, where he works in a studio that truly has creepy stuff in it.