Thursday, July 2, 2015
Lunch Walks Among Us (Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist, #1) by Jim Benton
This is a cute, silly, early chapter book about Franny, who is a mad scientist. She does not really know how to fit in with the other kids. The girls like pink frilly things and nice dolls, not dolls that chomp heads or ooze stuff. The boys like bats made of wood to hit balls with, not bats that are black and fly in the air. Franny's teacher tells her to think of making friends as a science experiment and she changes herself so that she is just like the other kids. She makes friends, but is not being herself. Eventually, when their teacher is attacked by a Giant Monstrous Fiend, Franny has to go back to being her old self in order to save the day. After that though, will her friends still like her? The story is fun to read and I am sure kids will enjoy it.