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Scieszka , Jon.
New York : Amulet, 2014
IL 3-6, RL 5.9

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Frank Einstein, a kid genius inventor, is eager to create contraptions to figure out how the world works.  Read this book with or without your safety goggles but be prepared for an action packed science fiction adventure with cool science facts, silliness, some sign language and lots of detailed diagrams throughout.  Frank tries to build a SmartBot in his garage but believes he has failed.  Surprisingly, overnight a bolt of electricity from a lightning storm zaps the botís brains to life, it self assembles and makes another robot. Unfortunately, Frank now has Klink a smart robot full of wisecracks thatís able to learn and then thereís Klank, a robot who really just wants to hug.  Nevertheless, the three of them try to work together to perfect Frankís Antimatter Motor to win prize money so that Frankís Grandpa wonít have to lose his Fix-It Shop. Frankís best friend, Watson, is also always there to help.  But, will this antimatter idea fall into the wrong hands of Frankís evil arch nemesis, T. Edison?  Youíll have to read this book to find out why itís important to never give up and that when it comes to science how the failures can be just as important as the successes.    (Booktalk by Pennsylvania Young Readerís Choice Award Committee)

SUBJECTS:    Robots -- Fiction.
                        Inventors -- Fiction.
                        Humorous stories.
                        Science fiction.
                        Humorous fiction.

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