Tuesday, 17 March 2015

REVIEW 'Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor' by Jon Scieszka

'Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor' by Jon Scieszka (Illustrated by Brian Biggs)

Goodreads Synopsis:

"Frank Einstein loves figuring out how the world works by creating household contraptions that are part science, part imagination, and definitely unusual. After an uneventful experiment in his garage-lab, a lightning storm and flash of electricity bring Frank’s inventions—the robots Klink and Klank—to life! Not exactly the ideal lab partners, the wisecracking Klink and the overly expressive Klank nonetheless help Frank attempt to perfect his Antimatter Motor . . . until Frank’s archnemesis, T. Edison, steals Klink and Klank for his evil doomsday plan! Using real science, Jon Scieszka has created a unique world of adventure and science fiction—an irresistible chemical reaction for middle-grade readers."

Hi Elementareaders!

Last year I read ‘Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor’ by Jon Scieszka and illustrated by Brian Biggs, the first book in the Frank Einstein series.

Frank, a young scientist and inventor is hoping to win the Midville Science Prize with one of his inventions. Whilst trying to make intelligent robots, a thunderstorm causes a power cut and Frank believes his experiment has not worked. However while Frank is sleeping a stray spark activates the robots brain and brings it to life... Now, Frank, with the help of his two robot friends is trying to make something even bigger and better for the science prize... an antimatter motor! But someone else is out to steal Frank’s ideas...

I thought this was a great book for kids and adults. There are a lot of sciencey bits so it's educational whilst still being a very fun read. Franks doodles and diagrams help children to learn alongside his explanations. The plot is fast-paced and easy to follow. Watson is a great character and sidekick for Frank. And of course every book needs a villain, bring on T. Edison the child evil genius! Overall I really enjoyed the plot, characters, illustrations and writing style and would recommend this book to anyone looking for a fun, quick read.

I would give this book 4 stars :) 

Places to buy:
Amazon UK
Amazon US
The Book Depository

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