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 Attack of the 50-foot Cupid (Franny K. Stein, mad scientist )
 Author: Benton, Jim

 Publisher:  Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (2004)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 102 p., ill., 22 cm.

 BTSB No: 111693 ISBN: 9780689862922
 Ages: 7-10 Grades: 2-5

 Dogs -- Fiction
 Science -- Experiments -- Fiction
 Valentine's Day -- Fiction
 School stories
Chapter Books
Humorous Fiction

Price: $22.08

Frannie tries to prevent chaos when her new lab assistant, Igor, a dog of many breeds, accidentally lets loose a giant, fifty-foot, arrow-shooting cupid.

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 4.60
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 75825
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 3.80
   Points: 3.0   Quiz: 38166

Common Core Standards 
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
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   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang
   Grade 5 → Reading → RL Literature → 5.RL Key Ideas & Details

   School Library Journal (05/04)
   Booklist (03/01/04)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 05/01/2004 Gr 2-6-The lovable, heroic mad scientist is back for her second adventure, and her brain is so filled with science that she doesn't know about Valentine's Day traditions. Even with the help of Igor, her new lab assistant (actually, he is part Lab, part beagle, part shepherd, etc.), her attempts to create valentines result in disaster. Then, a real valentine card comes to life, and is "biggerized" to huge, and it takes a superhero to save the school bus full of children from the giant Cupid. Franny biggerizes herself, rides the bus like a skateboard, and saves the day. Igor turns out to be more than a useless mutt, and he and Franny set things right. Benton's cartoon illustrations and writing style will draw fans of Dav Pilkey's "Ricky Ricotta" and "Captain Underpants" series (Scholastic). Fast paced and very funny, this book is likely to fly off the shelves faster than a giant Cupid shoots an arrow.-Sharon R. Pearce, Chippewa Elementary School, Bensenville, IL Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information. - Copyright 2004 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

Booklist - 03/01/2004 In this beginning chapter book, young mad-scientist Franny wants a lab assistant. For Valentine's Day, she gets her wish when her mother gives her Igor, a dog that is supposed to be a purebred Lab. It turns out, however, that Igor is part poodle, part Chihuahua, part beagle, part spaniel, part German shepherd, and completely incompetent. When Igor fools with one of Franny's inventions, a Valentine Poem Generator with 600-plus combinations, he accidentally sets loose a giant, 50-feet-tall, arrow-shooting cupid, and it's up to Franny to save the day. Ultimately, Igor redeems himself by coming to Franny's rescue. Hilarious cartoon drawings by the author capture the action on nearly every page. Fans of early chapter book series featuring Captain Underpants or Ricky Ricotta should find plenty to enjoy in Franny's entertaining misadventures. - Copyright 2004 Booklist.

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