In this second book in the series, Frank Einstein (kid-genius scientist and inventor) and his best friend, Watson, along with Klink (a self-assembled artificial-intelligence entity) and Klank (a mostly self-assembled artificialalmost intelligence entity), once again find themselves in competition with T. Edison, their classmate and archrival—this time in the quest to unlock the power behind the science of energy. Frank is working on a revamped version of one of Nikola Tesla’s inventions, the “Electro-Finger,” a device that can tap into energy anywhere and allow all of Midville to live off the grid, with free wireless and solar energy. But this puts Frank in direct conflict with Edison’s quest to control all the power and light in Midville, monopolize its energy resources, and get “rich rich rich.” Time is running out, and only Frank, Watson, Klink, and Klank can stop Edison and his sentient ape, Mr. Chimp! (Summary and book cover courtesy of goodreads.com)
Please note: I received a free copy of this book in exchange of an honest review courtesy of the publisher.
I think this would be a fantastic book for teachers to read to students in the classroom (or as homework with science class). It also would work well for parents who want to encourage kids to learn more about science, but have a little humor to keep it interesting.
While reading the book I had two main complaints: The first was that I hadn’t read the first book and therefore was slightly confused as there was no introduction of the characters (which I am told is done in the first). The second was that frankly I was slightly bored at times. I can absolutely see a kid unfamiliar with the science being more intrigued, but parents reading with kids will probably have to force themselves to focus. That being said, I think this is a unique and interesting way to introduce science topics to kids and would certainly still recommend them from that aspect!
Rating: 3 stars!
Who should read it? Kids who are learning basic science and parents who want to expand their horizons a bit!
Want to read the whole series?
- Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor (Frank Einstein #1)