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Author: Benton, Jim
When her dog Igor swallows her Doomsday Device, Franny has no choice but to shrink herself and go where no mad scientist has gone before to save the world.
Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist , #5
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Reading Level: 4.80
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Interest Level: 3-5
Reading Level: 4.60
Points: 3.0 Quiz: 38298
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School Library Journal (00/04/06)
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (01/06)
Full Text Reviews:
Bulletin for the Center... - 01/01/2006 Franny K. Stein is a mad scientist with a problem—her lab assistant, Igor (who actually is only part lab; he’s also part beagle, part spaniel and “possibly part some kind of weasly thing”) has swallowed her Doomsday Device and, in the process of swallowing it, activated it. Now Franny must retrieve the device from Igor’s stomach before it explodes and destroys the world. After considering her options—shoot Igor to the moon? Encase him in a concrete block? Perform emergency surgery?—Franny concludes that the only place to deactivate the device is inside—inside the dog, that is. Donning a special suit for protection against Igor’s gastric juices, Franny shrinks herself small enough to enter through the dog’s nose, embarking upon a journey through floating pieces of undigested food in Igor’s stomach to disable the bomb. This fifth installment in Franny’s ongoing mad-science adventures (beginning with Franny K. Stein: Lunch Walks among Us, BCCB 12/03) delivers all the brainy, action-packed, organic-substance-fueled fun fans of the series have come to expect. Aficionados of Captain Underpants and budding young scientists will enjoy the gadget-fueled journey through a dog’s stomach, and Franny, fearless explorer of boogery dog noses, provides the perfect heroine for girls and boys who enjoy their grossout humor with a side of science. Final illustrations not seen. - Copyright 2006 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois.
School Library Journal - 04/01/2006 Gr 2-5-In this lively fifth installment in the series, Franny finds herself in a panic when her faithful canine assistant swallows her latest invention. She then must delve the depths-of Igor's stomach-to retrieve her Doomsday Device. While totally unbelievable, the child's imaginative voyage takes her swimming through a sea of snot and boogers and combines the gross-out factor with black-and-white cartoons. The story will appeal to both boys and girls, and the writing style (and even the typeface) is age appropriate. Plus, the very short chapters with art on every page will hold the attention of even the most reluctant readers.-Diane Eddington, Los Angeles Public Library Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information. - Copyright 2006 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.
Booklist - 01/01/2006 Having recuperated from her escapades in The Fran That Time Forgot (2005), girl scientist Franny is back in her lab, this time to forge a tiny doomsday device. Unfortunately, Igor, her canine lab assistant, swallows it, which necessitates Franny's down-sizing herself with her Shrinkerizer and slipping into Igor's nose and down his gullet to retrieve it. That makes for some deliciously gross comedy, which Benton maximizes with his usual freewheeling black-and-white sketches. Series fans will love it all. - Copyright 2006 Booklist.