Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor

Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor

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In his Grandpa Al's garage workshop, child genius Frank Einstein tries to invent a robot that can learn on its own, and after an accident brings wisecracking Klink and overly expressive Klank to life, they set about helping Frank perfect his Antimatter Motor until his archnemesis, T. Edison, steals the robots for his doomsday plan.
Publisher: New York : Amulet Books, 2014.
ISBN: 9781419712180
Characteristics: 179 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Biggs, Brian - Illustrator

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mypig
Jul 19, 2017

The best book ever!!so inspirational to me to learn science! Truly a outstanding book!i also like how Klank and Klink how they got to help Frank for his science project.Also I can't believe that Frank is like the human-kid computer. This book is amazing!!!!!

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katebuildy
Apr 09, 2016

jon scieska puts together a funny book and its about science to. This book was also a junior battle of the books book.

JCLChrisK Oct 08, 2014

This book has one Klink the super-intelligent robot, one Klank the somewhat-intelligent robot, and lots of klunky storytelling. Most other reviewers seem to feel it takes science and makes it fun with a zany story; I feel it takes what could have been a fun and zany story and makes it awkwardly pedantic, artificial, and ridiculously riddled with overly detailed science information:

"The setting sun lights up the dramatically cloud-speckled sky in fiery reds and oranges. Frank leans back in his cushioned seat, hands behind his head. 'Beautiful, isn't it, Watson?'

Watson and Frank quietly admire the sunset.

'Even more beautiful,' Frank continues, 'when you know that it's caused by the sunlight rays traveling through more air molecules at sunset. And the short-wavelength blue and green light getting scattered out, leaving the longer-wavelength reds and oranges.'

There is something like that on every page. It's three parts science lecture, two parts slapstick, and one part plot and character. I applaud the effort and think there are some readers who will enjoy it, but I think the meshing of science with story could have been much more skillfully accomplished.

Though, as I page through the book while reviewing it, I must say that Scieszka's stilted audiobook narration definitely detracted from my enjoyment of the story while the illustrations I missed would have added to it.

New goofy Science Fiction series by Jon Scieszka for grades 3-5. Clever text helps create a book that is fun to read and packed with science adventure. The quote by BookPage says it all, "Our greatest scientists, reimagined as kid geniuses!"

ChristchurchLib Sep 22, 2014

"If you like absurd yet scientific stories, you won't want to miss this new series from popular author Jon Scieszka. Young genius inventor Frank Einstein is sure that his antimatter-powered flying bike will win the Midville Science Prize. Before the contest, however, the bike -- along with Frank's eccentric robots, Klink and Klank -- is stolen. There can only be one culprit: rival inventor T. Edison. The characters might be offbeat, but all of the gadgets are based in real science, making this a satisfying read for fiction and nonfiction fans alike." Kids' Books September 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/92276712-a213-4830-9624-521bd48b6675?postId=2ab03d3a-8acd-4faf-a27b-d8e1bac4d525

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katebuildy
Apr 09, 2016

katebuildy thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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