Saturday 10 October 2015

Book review - Frank Einstein and the Brain Turbo

Frank Einstein and the Brainturbo by Jon Scieszka and illustrated by Brian Biggs is the third book in the best selling Frank Einstein series.

Frank Einstein is a kid-genius, scientist and inventor, and along with his best friend Watson and Klink (a self-assembled artificial-intelligence entity) and Klank (a mostly self-assembled and artificial almost intelligence entity) they once again find themselves in competition with T. Edison, their classmate and arch-rival. This time they are trying to unlock the power behind the science of the human body.

The book is packed full of drawings and illustrations that bring the science behind the story to life. There are experiments to carry out that relate to what is going on in the story. For example, when the characters are trying to improve on the design of the human body there are some little experiments that you can do to find out more about how your body works, like making a cone out of paper to improve your hearing or finding out where your nerve cells are closer together.

At the end of the book is a well-written and accessible chapter which summarises some of the key facts that have been touched upon during the story, like the different systems in the body.

I found the book quite difficult to read aloud to Harry as it's quite chaotic and fast moving! But I'm not the target audience for the book and I think it will really appeal to him, so I'm going to put it aside until he's confident enough to read it for himself. I know that it's definitely going to appeal to his love of all things science, and the writing style is going to impart a lot of scientific knowledge in a fun way!

I received a copy of this book to review, Amazon link is affiliate.

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