Benton, Jim. Lunch Walks Among Us (Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist #1). Simon & Schuster, 2004. ISBN 978-0689862953 112 pp. $
You aren’t like other girls? All that sugar and spice and froo-froo crap just grosses you out? Well, you have found a friend in Franny K. Stein: Mad Scientist by Jim Benton. She like bats. She likes ooze. She likes Venus Flytraps. She transforms your average doll into a creature with huge pointy teeth called “Chompula.” She IS a mad scientist. As you can imagine, it is tough for Franny being the new girl in school. Until one afternoon when a Giant Monstrous Fiend appears in Franny’s school. She knows just what to do!
Give this to early elementary school students–especially reluctant readers. It’s awesome!