Review of The Fran with Four Brains (Franny K. Stein: Mad Scientist)


The Fran with Four Brains (Franny K. Stein: Mad Scientist) by Jim Benton

Age Range: 7 – 10 years
Grade Level: 2 – 5

Series: Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist (Book 6)
Paperback: 112 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (August 28, 2007)

Source: Library

My Rating: 4 of 5 stars

About the Book:

Being a mad scientist in the modern world is very hard work. With so
much that needs to be done in such a short period of time, multitasking
can get way out of hand. Franny needs some additional help. But for
Franny there is only one person in the world she trusts to help her with
her experiments — herself. So she acquires assistance the mad-scientist way, by building a few real, live, steel-plated Franbots.

My Thoughts:

If you are looking for an early chapter book that breaks the norm, give
this series a try. Franny is a mad scientist that kids will love. Kids
that enjoy creepy things will especially like this series.

When Franny feels overwhelmed with her school and extracurricular
activities, she makes a few Franbots to take her place. When Franny
decides the Franbots are too active for her mother, they hatch a plan to
turn Franny and her family into food. Franny must find a way to stop
the bots before they take over the world.

This is a super cute and fun chapter book with black and white illustrations on every page.

Content: Some mild violence (she destroys the robots)


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