Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger (Frank Einstein series #2): Book Two

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 5U4.415001
New York Times Bestseller

"Huge laughs and great science—the kind of smart, funny stuff that makes Jon Scieszka a legend."
—Mac Barnett, author of Battle Bunny and The Terrible Two

More clever science experiments, funny jokes, and robot hijinks await readers in book two of the New York Times bestselling Frank Einstein chapter book series from the mad scientist team of Jon Scieszka and Brian Biggs. The perfect combination to engage and entertain readers, the series features real science facts with adventure and humor, making these books ideal for STEM education. This second installment examines the quest to unlock the power behind the science of "energy."

Kid-genius and inventor Frank Einstein loves figuring out how the world works by creating household contraptions that are part science, part imagination, and definitely unusual. In the series opener, an uneventful experiment in his garage-lab, a lightning storm, and a flash of electricity bring Frank’s inventions—the robots Klink and Klank—to life! Not exactly the ideal lab partners, the wisecracking Klink and the overly expressive Klank nonetheless help Frank attempt to perfect his inventions. In the second book in the series, 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!

Integrating real science facts with wacky humor, a silly cast of characters, and science fiction, this uniquely engaging series is an irresistible chemical reaction for middle-grade readers. With easy-to-read language and graphic illustrations on almost every page, this chapter book series is a must for reluctant readers. The Frank Einstein series encourages middle-grade readers to question the way things work and to discover how they, too, can experiment with science. In a starred review, Kirkus Reviews raves, “This buoyant, tongue-in-cheek celebration of the impulse to ‘keep asking questions and finding your own answers’ fires on all cylinders,” while Publishers Weekly says that the series “proves that science can be as fun as it is important and useful.”

Read all the books in the New York Times bestselling Frank Einstein series: Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor (Book 1), Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger (Book 2), Frank Einstein and the BrainTurbo (Book 3), and Frank Einstein and the EvoBlaster Belt (Book 4). Visit for more information.


Hardcover, 176 pages
Published on March 17, 2015 by Harry N. Abrams
ISBN-10: 141971483X
ISBN-13: 9781419714832
25 Book Reviews
  • eft
    eftalmost 8 years
    • zeb M.Talmost 8 years
      that book is awesome
      • 101chica10
        101chica10almost 8 years
        i love his books they are awesome
        • lovelovelove42
          lovelovelove42almost 8 years
          really really really good book
          • pickerr
            pickerralmost 8 yearsFeatured
            This book is about a boy named Frank Einstein, because of how smart Albert Einstein was. They also use T. Edison in the book, because of his invention. The two are against each other, and they try to destroy each other. It was pretty mysterious and funny at different times, so I would recommend it for 11-. An excellently well written book, with a lot of humor and education involved!!
            • cutecupcake2048
              cutecupcake2048almost 8 yearsFeatured
              Frank Einstein invents something he calls the "electro finger," and he wants to use it to power his town. The only thing stopping him is a chimp and a boy named T. Edison. They are trying to destroy all of the towns power plants and Frank's plan. Along with the story, were some cool and interesting diagrams showing how different kinds of power sources work. (solar panels, windmills, etc.) The story was a bit slow at the beginning, but the pace picked up towards the end. This book is recommended to anyone at least under 10 or 11 to anyone who wants to read a funny, exciting book to read.
              • CCSS Newsalmost 8 years
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                • HIalmost 8 years
                  i think it is alsome
                  • frankybaby
                    frankybabyalmost 8 years55 stars
                    That's a really good book.
                    • diamondkid
                      diamondkidalmost 8 years
                      That's a really good book.