Jon Scieszka has sold more than 11 million books, including The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs, the Time Warp Trio and Spaceheadz series, and Battle Bunny with Mac Barnett. Scieszka lives in Brooklyn. Visit him online at frankeinsteinbooks.com.
Brian Biggs has collaborated with Garth Nix, Cynthia Rylant, and Katherine Applegate, in addition to working on his own picture books in his Everything Goes series. He lives in Philadelphia.
"Huge laughs and great science—the kind of smart, funny stuff that makes Jon Scieszka a legend."
—Mac Barnett, author of Battle Bunny and The Terrible Two
"I never thought science could be funny . . . until I read Frank Einstein. It will have kids laughing."
—Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Science fiction meets science fact! Frank Einstein (kid-genius scientist and inventor) and his best friend Watson, along with Klink (a self-assembled artificial intelligence entity), create the BrainTurbo to power-boost the human body and help their baseball-pitching pal Janegoodall make the team. But when Klank (a mostly self-assembled and artificial almost intelligence entity) goes missing, they must first rescue their robot pal and stop T. Edison—Frank’s classmate and archrival—from stealing their latest invention and using it against them!
"Scieszka's third joke-filled Frank Einstein adventure jam-packed with sneaky science lessons is perfect for young scientists who may prefer fact to fiction. Biggs' ample tricolor (orange, black, and white in this outing) illustrations extend both the story and the science. Aftermatter broadens the fun with additional science facts, puzzles, and even baseball tips. Halfway through the series, the science and the sly (and slapstick) laughs are still going strong."
"The two-color cartoon illustrations are detailed and engaging…facts are educational and presented in an interesting way…draws readers into the book with its boy-friendly hijinks…This book teaches kids a lot in an accessible, easy-to-read format…"