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In this second book in the series, Frank Einstein (kid-genius scientist and inventor) and his best friend, Watson, along with Klink (a self-assembled artificial-intelligence entity) and Klank (a mostly self-assembled artificial almost intelligence entity), once again find themselves in competition with T. Edison, their classmate and archrival—this time in the quest to unloIn this second book in the series, Frank Einstein (kid-genius scientist and inventor) and his best friend, Watson, along with Klink (a self-assembled artificial-intelligence entity) and Klank (a mostly self-assembled artificial almost intelligence entity), once again find themselves in competition with T. Edison, their classmate and archrival—this time in the quest to unlock the power behind the science of energy. 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!...

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Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger Reviews

  • Eva-Maria Obermann
    2018-12-11 11:51

    Frank Einstein, sein Freund Wattson und die beiden Roboter Klink und Klank knobeln am Problem der Energie. Denn Frank würde gerne kostenlos Energie für alle herstellen. Prompt erfindet er einen Blitzefinger, mit dem Energie kabellos aus der Luft abgegriffen werden und an Endgeräte geschickt werden kann. Sein Widersacher Eddison hat da aber einiges dagegen, denn der plant gerade einziger Stromanbieter der Stadt zu werden und mächtig zu kassieren. Der zweite Band um den kindlichen Erfinder Frank Einstein setzt für mich nahtlos an den ersten an. Dort hatte Frank bereits angedeutet, sich nun mit Energie befassen zu wollen. Genial finde ich, wie der komplexe Stoff hier behandelt und wiedergeben wird. Die Schaubilder und Grafiken gehören genauso zu Verständlichkeit wie die Beispiele, die Frank benutzt. Trotzdem sind die ersten paar Seiten sehr erklärend.Die Handlung kommt in Gang, als Frank den Blitzefinger erfunden hat und ihn gleich präsentieren will. Gleichzeitig erfährt der Leser vom Vorhaben Eddisons und ahnt, wo alles hinführt –zumal der Prolog die ausweglose Situation, in die Frank und seine Getreuen geraten bereits offengelegt hat. Ebenfalls ein Streich, den ich aus dem ersten Band bereits kenne. Gelungen, hilft die hier erzeugte Spannung nicht nur über den Physik-Exkurs, sondern sorgt von Anfang an für eine tolle Klimax.Der Stil ist dabei sehr schön, witzig und manchmal ein bisschen besserwisserisch, wie Frank eben auch, aber nie belehrend. Die Handlung ist flüssig und das Lesen macht Spaß. Und auch Frank lernt dazu und bleibt nicht etwa auf einem hohen Sockel. Das bringt ihn dem Leser näher. Wichtig hierfür ist aber besonders Wattson, der „normale“, der eben kein kindliches Genie ist, sondern schlicht dessen Freund. Wattson kommt auf ganz eigene Ideen und zeigt, dass Schlausein nicht nur eine Sache der Intelligenz ist. Das hat mir sehr gut gefallen.Toll sind auch die unterschiedlichen Roboter, deren Witz immer wieder mitschwingt und gerade, wenn es nervig werden könnte, in einem dramatischen Höhepunkt endet. Der Nervenkitzel hier ist hoch und auch emotional wird dieses Ende bedeutend, denn Trauer und Freude sind manchmal eng miteinander verknüpft.Aus meinen Händen ist das Buch nicht etwa auf den Lesestapel meines Sohnes geschlittert, sondern macht erst mal Halt bei meinem Angetrauten, der sofort interessiert gelinst hat. Ein Leseerlebnis also nicht nur für jung e Leser, sondern auch für junggebliebenen Physik-Freunde – und solche, die es werden wollen. Denn eins macht auch der zweite Band von Frank Einstein: Lust auf Physik und Lust auf mehr.

  • Jiya P.
    2018-11-22 10:25

    This was a book that showed science and different types of experiments. I think it would be a good book for someone who would love science. Frank makes different inventions and he has an enemy which came in the first book named Edison(Thomas Edison) and then he steals all of Frank's inventions and Frank tries to stop him.

  • Wayne McCoy
    2018-12-01 11:52

    'Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger' proves once again that you can laugh and learn at the same time. Jon Sciezka and Brian Briggs have a genius of a series going on here.Frank Einstein and his friend Watson are back along with wise-cracking robots Klink and Klank for another science adventure. This time around the subject is energy, and Frank has an idea for creating energy from the air like Nikola Tesla did. Frank's nemesis is back with his smart sidekick Mr. Chimp. Edison wants to get rich by corralling all the power in town so that everyone has to buy power from him at exorbitant prices. Along the way, we run into grandpa Al Einstein and hear from Frank's always travelling parents. Will Frank and Watson be able to foil Edison this time or will he be triumphant?The book is filled with lots of great drawings and knowledge. Also included is Mr. Chimp's recipe for ants on a log, but I don't recommend trying it. It's a great series, the science is solid and the learning goes down easy without feeling forced. Kudos to the series creators for such a fun series.I received a review copy of this ebook from Abrams, Amulet Books, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks for allowing me to review this great ebook.

  • Barbara
    2018-11-28 11:41

    In this, the second installment of his science-themed series for late intermediate readers, Jon Scieszka and Brian Biggs follow the formula that made the previous title a success. Blending the actual science behind electricity while slyly encouraging the use of renewable energy resources, the book pits the zany and selfish T. Edison and his sidekick Mr. Chimp, who often seems much aware this his human companion, against Frank Einstein and his team of robots, Klink and Klank, and his friends, Watson and Janegoodall, as Edison tries to destroy all the sources of energy in Midville so that its citizens will have to depend on him for what they need. Meanwhile, Einstein is testing out his electro-finger in hopes that it might provide an alternative source of energy. Although the book won't appeal to everyone, it has plenty of diagrams, tongue-in-cheek humor, and even references to Diary of a Wimpy Kid to keep readers amused as well as informed.

  • Kellee
    2018-11-21 12:50

    I just love the mix of science, humor, and story!I was very lucky to once again be able to write a teaching guide for Frank Einstein. To see specific class activities and discussion questions, view my teaching guide at the Abrams website: http://www.abramsbooks.com/pdfs/acade...

  • Jennifer
    2018-12-10 11:26

    This is the second book in the Frank Einstein series. It was just as entertaining as the first. The series teaches children about science without getting boring. My main issue with this book, was the color choice. While yellow works well on the cover, I had a hard time reading the first line of every chapter. Yellow on white paper does not show up very well. This series is great for children that have any interest in science. Author: Jon ScieszkaPublisher: Harry N. AbramsPublication Date: 17 Mar 2015

  • BleuMyst
    2018-11-28 13:53

    I enjoyed reading this book.

  • Jenn
    2018-12-03 11:52

    i liked #1 better, but i look forward to seeing where the series heads.

  • Jennifer Conrardy
    2018-11-14 11:25

    A super fun read! My boys are enjoying this series. I love all of the science facts intermingled with the plot...

  • ELIANA FINBERG
    2018-12-12 11:36

    My 8-yr old boy loved it. Great for kids who love science and graphic novels.

  • Library
    2018-11-17 08:51

    A great book for readers looking for humor but will also appreciate the science facts within the story. (DNF ch.15)

  • Rachael
    2018-12-01 06:26

    You can find my review on my blog here (& below):http://elementaread.blogspot.co.uk/20...'Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger' is the second in the Frank Einstein series by Jon Scieszka and illustrated by Brian Biggs. This is a middle-grade series about a kid inventor, full of fun science facts and adventure. This is the second in the series but could be read as a stand-alone.This book follows the adventures of Frank Einstein, his best friend Watson and his two artificially intelligent robots Klink and Klank. Frank is working on an invention to create wireless renewable energy using the ideas from one of the greatest inventors of the nineteenth and twentieth century, Nikola Tesla. Frank succeeds and creates what he names the 'Electro-Finger'. When the finger is directed at an electrical object, i.e. an unconnected lightbulb, it sends an electrical current and lights it up! Frank and his friends want to show off their invention to the town at the Midville movie night, but not all goes to plan.Frank's arch-nemesis T. Edison and his sidekick Mr. Chimp are planning on causing their own stir at the movie night. They are hatching a plan to make sure that everyone in Midville has to buy energy from them so they become very rich, and will do anything to stop Frank from showing that wireless energy is possible! Can Frank and the gang stop Edison before it's too late?I read the first book in this series last year and absolutely adored it. I'm a bit of a science geek and this book manages to perfectly balance a great fun storyline with informative science facts. I know this book is intended for kids but adults can learn from it too.When I saw Nikola Tesla's name crop up on page 23 I smiled like crazy because he is my favourite inventor/scientist of all time. He's such an unappreciated scientist so it was great to see him getting some recognition in this book. There was some rivalry between Tesla and the real Edison back in the late 1800's so I found the whole Frank using Tesla's work to beat Edison thing quite amusing.One thing that I love about these books is the labelled diagrams showing the science behind Frank's inventions. The diagrams a very simple and easy to understand. The book also has other illustrations of the characters which are really fun. I love how Klink's and Klank's dialogue is written in a different fonts, it makes it easy to read and differentiate between the two robots. The book also has a small section at the back with Frank's notes about the sciency bits which I thought was a really nice touch.I thought this was a really great little story for both children and adults alike. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a fun quick read and I think this book would be great for children of about 8-12 who love science :)

  • Mary Mason
    2018-11-17 08:39

    This is even better than the first book. I like how the scientific terms are explained in a way the reader can understand and enjoy.

  • Maryam
    2018-11-23 11:48

    Jon Scieszka knows his stuff! In this book, his kid scientist hero, Frank Einstein, takes on electromagnetism and a second battle with his arch-enemy, T. Edison. The first book in the series was about matter, or if you want to be technical, Frank's invention: the anti-matter motor. This volume is about his brilliant invention, the Electro-Finger. The book is packed with information on energy and forces, but in a completely entertaining, slapstick, comic book way. Frank is an absent-minded professor type whose good friend, Watson, strives to keep him focused. All the while his mechanical helpers, Klink and Klank (the odd couple of talking robots) add to the tom-foolery even as they try to contribute to the field of science. T. Edison is Frank's evil nemesis, whose accomplice, Mr. Chimp, is a simian who communicates by hand-spelling, and is arguably more ruthless and intelligent than Edison.Lots of crashes, explosions, and near-electrocutions give this book a sure-fire appeal for plot-driven and humor-loving kids. Scieszka's pacing of the action is masterful. Most especially, he has a talent for infusing humor into his characters' speech, their interactions, and situations throughout the narrative.A note about the Spanish translation (by Julio Hermosos Oliveras): I was careful to check definitions and usage on WordReference.com whenever I had a question.; and I was always satisfied with what I found. Really, those verifications of gave the language more breadth and color. Conversations, including colorful insults, felt authentic. Powerful, precise verbs made the action blare off the pages. The translator was unafraid to convert idioms. All these decisions resulted in a style and tone that stayed true to the original. I already told my friend who teaches 5th grade science that Frank Einstein's second adventure is the perfect fiction read-aloud for her unit on Energy. There is no way kids will forget the lessons of these wind farms, these solar panels, or the inner hydro-electric workings of this dam.

  • Suzanne
    2018-11-26 09:55

    Once again kid genius, Frank Einstein, has created a wonderful new invention. His Electro-Finger transmits electricity wirelessly with just the push of a button. But when he and his friend Watson demonstrate it for Midville, their nemesis Tom Edison manages to sabotage the demonstration and frighten everyone. Tom does this because he has purchased all the power supply companies around Midville and wants to become rich by charging outrageous prices for electricity. Will Frank be able to prove that his wireless power supply is safe? Where have Watson and Mr. Chimp (Edison's pet) disappeared to? You'll have to read the book to find out.While you are reading, you may enjoy the many diagrams that illustrate the scientific principles and concepts that Frank shares with Watson. Since the boys are experimenting with energy, Frank talks about Newton's 3 Laws, force and motion, types of energy (which robot Klink can demonstrate with all his handy attachments), and Nicola Tesla's attempts to transmit energy without wires. Robot Klank tries to make Klink laugh with his silly jokes, but Klink is too literal and doesn't understand humor. We can laugh at Klink's reactions to each new joke and his own attempts to tell a joke to Grandpa. While the book is fun as pleasure reading, it also has simple experiments and demonstrations that you can do with just a few household items like salt, pepper, balloons, and a spoon. There are also energy notes at the back about the topics Frank tries to explain to Watson. There is even a recipe for "Ants on a Log" from Mr. Chimp, although I would recommend substituting raisins in place of the ants.Perfect for middle grade readers who enjoy humor, wacky scientists and inventions, robots, bad guys with their own chimp henchman, and lots of laughs.I read an e-book provided by the publisher through NetGalley.

  • Ms. Patterson
    2018-11-14 10:32

    In this second installment of the Frank Einstein series, Frank and his best friend, Watson (and the robots) are curious about energy. From Frank's idea for an "electro-finger" invention to Grandpa's desire to find an alternative source of energy to power his house, we as the reader are introduced to many concepts about energy. Forces and motion, nonrenewable and renewable energy. Sounds like science class, right? Well Scieszka has found a way through this story to present science in a fun way. Hey, the reader may not even realize he's learning about science here.Frank, Watson, Klink and Klank face off against ultra-rich kid T. Edison and his chimp. Edison has bought all the power sources for the city and is destroying them all, except for one -- the hydroelectric dam -- in hopes of raising the cost of electricity for the town (and his profits). When Frank discovers this evil plan, he goes all-in to find a way to ruin Edison's plans.I wonder how many humorous references kids will get. Sure, they'll get Frank Einstein (Frankenstein), but will they get the scene where the townspeople come after him with torches and pitchforks because they are afraid of his monsters? Will any see the humor in having Frank's invention be based on an idea by Tesla, and having his square off against T. Edison and more traditional power resources? If not, it sure keeps a smile on the adults faces as they read over their kids' shoulders. I plan on purchasing this for my middle school library. Yes, I know that MS is a bit above the intended interest level for the book, but I think it'll be a hit. It has action & adventure, it's graphic-intensive, and has a super-hero vibe. I just won't mention the science part too loudly.

  • Ms. Yingling
    2018-12-05 08:45

    In this sequel to Frank Einstein and the Anti-Matter Motor, Frank is back with his robot sidekicks Klink and Klank and his best friend Watson. The group is trying to find a way to have electricity that is free and wireless, and using some of Tesla's theories, they come up with the Electro-Finger. This is especially timely, because their arch nemesis, T. Edison and his simian sidekick have bought up all of the different energy plants in the area and are tearing them down. When only one is left, they can raise the prices as high as they would like and soak the public. The Electro-Finger gets off to a rocky start, but will it be enough to thwart Edison?Strengths: Just go buy your child's science teacher a copy of this right now. It talks about all kinds of science, and even has diagrams. It's a notebook novel. It's by Jon Scieszka. It comes in an inexpensive paper-over-board format, so get a copy for your child's robotics coach and the able and talented coordinator as well. Weaknesses: It talks about all kinds of science, and even has diagrams. It's by Jon Scieszka and isn't as funny as I hoped. It comes in an inexpensive paper-over-board format,What I really think: Just not my favorite. Circulates well, people seem to like, but it's not something I need four copies of, like Knucklehead, which is quite possibly the funniest book ever written.

  • Maggie
    2018-12-06 12:49

    Did I enjoy it? I liked this one better than the first one. Once again, I don't think this was Jon Scieszka's best work, but it wasn't terrible. It was probably more of a 2.5 rather than 2 ranking, but I'm not in a rounding up mood today.Would I read it again? Maybe, when I'm older and have kids of my own. Just as is though, probably not.Who would I recommend it to? Kids, probably between 3rd and 6th grade. Like honestly, I feel like if I had read this in like 5th grade I would have loved it.Any other thoughts? This was slightly more entertaining to me than the first book in this series. Once again Mr. Chimp was my favorite character (one day, Mr. Chimp, you will get your tire swing and freedom!). I don't really see the point of Watson other than having another kid around. He doesn't contribute much to the story, but I suppose he is a nice example of just how weird Frank is. The science is, again, pretty heavy handed, I have a feeling that if I had been reading it as an elementary schooler I probably would have skimmed over those bits instead of actually reading them. This series is overall mostly harmless, they're somewhat entertaining, and I appreciate Jon Scieszka's continued attempts to get young boys to read, as well as providing educational and entertaining books for children. It was a quick read.

  • Reece
    2018-11-15 10:40

    I rated this book 3 stars, obviously. I mean, the mouse hover thingy bar said : I liked it, and I did, so 3 stars to Jon Scieszka!Heroes : I couldn't figure out what point of view this is from! It only tells the characters thoughts once, and that's Mr. Chimp! Though why I just put the villains name in the heroes section is beyond me. Frank Einstein is weird, but what good book doesn't have a weird main character? Exactly. None of them. Watson, I don't get him. I was wondering : Is this going to be like those Horrible Harry books, like it's first person, but not with Harry? But I was relieved to know it wasn't. AND WHY DID KLANK DIE!? HE WAS THE BEST CHARACTER! *sobs into sleeve*Am I the only one who mourns character's deaths? (I will always remember you, William Raymond Sanguine. *sniff*)Don't worry. He comes back.Villains : Tommy Edison! I love it! Like a lot of villains, T. Edison is selfish, and wants money. But it's rare to see a money-grubber like this so young. Except for Artemis Fowl, of course. And Mr. Chimp is HILARIOUS! I like how he signs, and also how Jon kindly puts the meaning for Mr. Chimps phrases under the signs. I'd hate to go back to the end of the book every time I want to what an ape is trying to say.This concludes my review of Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger. Stay Tuned!

  • Amy Mckee
    2018-11-30 07:47

    I received this book free through goodreads giveaways. Honestly I don't know why I entered this giveaway (which is why it's so late) because I am 16 and don't know anyone close to me under the age of 14 that I could have given this too but after reading a couple pages and flicking through the book I'm going to be trying to review as best as I can.So my first impression was that this is way more complicated for young people than they would be able to understand, I only have one qualification in physics and that's only an A in GCSE but I thought this was too fast paced and seemed to have no introduction or meaning, just science almost like you would find it an a text book. I just don't understand how younger children would understand and connect with this book if they don't understand why any of this is happening, if it's going on around them without any context. However I have to say the science was pretty straightforward for someone who already knows it so if your child is already at a quite advanced level then this would be useful, and the graphics were nice (is misprinted because of the copy I had, but that won't be consistent).

  • American Mensa
    2018-12-15 05:39

    T. Edison (a whiny little kid) will go to any lengths to stop Frank Einstein… Including buying all electric companies so everyone must buy their electricity from him. But he won’t if Frank Einstein (a kid genius who lives up to his name) has anything to say about it. And luckily he has a new invention, the electro-finger. A glove-like machine that delivers electricity wirelessly. Who will win this science show-down? Read “Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger” to find out more. This book is very educational and entertaining for kids. The book provides an easy way to explain science to younger kids, and an off-the-wall humor that will win the hearts of little ones. That’s why I’m suggesting this book for younger ages such as, 7-9. But what really stole the show for me was Mr. Chimp. The poor ape that often gets taken for granted, when working for T. Edison. And I’m sure little kids will love him too. Which is mainly why I’m rating this book 5 stars. In all “Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger” brings out the humor and fun in science, and kids will be delighted to read this book and the sequels that follow.Reviewed by Tessa H, age 10, Oklahoma Central Mensa

  • Marisa
    2018-12-03 10:42

    I think this would be a fantastic book for teachers to read to students in the classroom (or as homework with science class). It also would work well for parents who want to encourage kids to learn more about science, but have a little humor to keep it interesting.While reading the book I had two main complaints: The first was that I hadn’t read the first book and therefore was slightly confused as there was no introduction of the characters (which I am told is done in the first). The second was that frankly I was slightly bored at times. I can absolutely see a kid unfamiliar with the science being more intrigued, but parents reading with kids will probably have to force themselves to focus. That being said, I think this is a unique and interesting way to introduce science topics to kids and would certainly still recommend them from that aspect!Who should read it? Kids who are learning basic science and parents who want to expand their horizons a bit!See all my reviews and more at www.ReadingToDistraction.com or @Read2Distract

  • Becky B
    2018-11-18 10:25

    Frank Einstein, Watson, Klink and Klank are working on wireless energy and come up with an Electro-Finger that could be a solution to the town's sky-rocketing energy prices. Meanwhile, T. Edison and Mr. Chimp are busy with their own energy plans. Edison owns the town's power plants and he wants to make sure he can charge whatever ridiculous prices he wants. Obviously, Edison and Chimp are not happy with Einstein's new invention and will do just about anything to stop it.A very sciency little adventure that reads somewhat like a 30 minute cartoon plot. It's been a few months since I read the first book and this one does absolutely no recap or reintroduction of characters and it took me a few pages to remember which robot was Klink and which one was Klank. Other than that, I had no qualms with it. The science teacher in me loved all the great things the book teaches readers about energy. Notes on content: No language issues. No sexual content. One person is kidnapped and one robot gets damaged, but violence is kept to a kid-friendly minimum.

  • Andréa
    2018-11-26 11:42

    Like Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor, this is a fun and informative middle grade novel. I liked Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor a bit better than Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger, though, because all of the quirks of the series were new and exciting in the first book, whereas in book two, they're somewhat expected. Jon Scieszka jumps right into the story with this one, not taking time to re-introduce characters like Klink & Klank, T. Edison & Mr. Chimps, or even Frank & Watson, so readers could wind up feeling a bit lost if they haven't read Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor.Note: I received an ARC from the publisher.

  • Emily White
    2018-12-11 13:25

    'Frank Einstein and the Electro Finger' by Jon Scieszka is a fantastic book from beginning to end! I read it out loud to my nine year old son and we both enjoyed the story. My son is totally into electricity and science right now so this story was perfect for him. From the plot to the illustrations and diagrams, to the sign-language speaking chimp, we enjoyed every page.As a mom, I like this book because it combines a well-written, fun story with great characters with scientific facts and learning. The story itself is a good vs. evil plot but the action is far from ordinary. The main characters are funny and smart, and the sidekicks are great - robots and a chimp. This book encourages kids to explore physical science elements that are all around them in real-life. Science is cool in this book, and I hope that this series continues for a long time so we can learn more about different science subjects as we follow Frank Einstein and Watson on their adventures.

  • Annie Witt
    2018-12-08 07:42

    In the Frank Einstein series second installment, Frank and his best friend, Watson (and lets not forget his sidekicks the robots) are curious about energy. We have Frank's idea for an "electro-finger" invention to the desire to find an alternative source of energy to power Grandpa's house, the reader is introduced to many concepts about energy. Forces and motion, nonrenewable and renewable energy. The author has found a way through this story to present science in a fun way wherein the reader may not even realize he's learning about science. Absolutely loved this book and so did my son. I think this is a unique and interesting way to introduce science topics to kids and would certainly recommend this book.Who should read it? Kids who are learning basic science and anyone who want to expand their horizons a bit!

  • Lynn
    2018-11-24 09:41

    Nikola Tesla has been so overlooked, now he'll get his due! At least to youngsters who are able to discern fact from fiction in this science-based fantasy. I had great difficulty reading the first line in each chapter (again, blame my old eyes) as they were done in bright yellow, which did not contrast well enough against the white page. The abundant diagrams were right-on, and made me want to get out my elementary science kit, or create one! The variety of back matter was as interesting to peruse as the story!It might be fun for students to see where the line is between fact and fiction and try to figure out why the electro-finger won't work!Would teachers find this a good read aloud during electricity/magnetism units?I did not read the first in this series, but will definitely locate a copy.

  • Theediscerning
    2018-11-25 10:50

    A quite awful, Reithian story of a genius young scientist, two completely uninteresting robots and a friend, and something about an evil kid and a chimp who want to have a power monopoly. What little story there is (and it really is little) takes second place to a very poorly-written science guide for primary schoolers, which may help some in their understanding of physics 101, but probably won't. If the netgalley proof didn't take an age to load each double page spread I might have a been a touch more inclined to go ahead and get to the end, but as it was there was so little to keep me interested I felt more than happy to ditch it, least of all the risible choice of present tense. Edutainment is rarely this bad.

  • Adrienne
    2018-12-08 08:49

    Frank Einstein, his friend Watson, and his robot pals klink and Klank are xperimenting with energy snf forces, trying to see of they can make wireless energy a viable option for their town. As they prepare to unveil their electromagnetic finger, T. Edison and Mr. Chimp are destroying all the energy sources in town except their electric plant so they can force prices up. What a fun book! I haven't read the first book in the series, but I figured I couldn't go wrong with Jon Scieska, and I was right. I don;t even like science very much but I enjoyed this book a lot.I won a copy of the arc, which didn't have all of the completed illustrations, but I can imagine how much more fun the book will be with them.

  • Ron
    2018-12-01 11:49

    Frank Einstein and Watson continue their adventures with Klink and Klank, exploring electricity and power generation. Thinking about static electricity and Telsa, they come up with the Electro-Finger, which allows the wireless transmission of electricity. Meanwhile, Tommy Edison and Chimp are purchasing all the power plants in the city and destroying them so that they can jack up the price. There is a couple of confrontations, but nothing as fun or as funny as in the first Frank Einstein book. A decent adventure with plenty of science, but just not as good as Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor.