Lunch Walks Among Us

Illustrated by Jim Benton
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About The Book

Franny K. Stein is not your average girl -- she's a mad scientist. She prefers poison ivy to daisies, and when Franny jumps rope, she uses her pet snake. The kids in Franny's class think she's weird, wacky, and just plain creepy.
Tired of being stared at, Franny decides to attempt her most dangerous experiment yet -- she's going to fit in. but when a giant Monstrous Fiend attacks the class, everyone knows it's up to a mad scientist to save the day. But has Franny lost her creepy, crawly ways?

About The Author

Jim Benton is the New York Times bestselling writer of the Dear Dumb Diary series and a cartoonist whose unique brand of humor has been seen on toys, television, T-shirts, greeting cards, and even underwear. Franny K. Stein is the first character he’s created especially for young children. A husband and father of two, he lives in Michigan, where he works in a studio that really and truly does have creepy stuff in it.

About The Illustrator

Jim Benton is the New York Times bestselling writer of the Dear Dumb Diary series and a cartoonist whose unique brand of humor has been seen on toys, television, T-shirts, greeting cards, and even underwear. Franny K. Stein is the first character he’s created especially for young children. A husband and father of two, he lives in Michigan, where he works in a studio that really and truly does have creepy stuff in it.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (September 2004)
  • Length: 112 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780689862953
  • Grades: 2 - 5
  • Ages: 7 - 10
  • Lexile ® 780L
  • Fountas & Pinnell™ N

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National Enquirer Smart, confident, and totally PUNK!

Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books This has the glib, kid-appealing insouciance of Captain Underpants with an intelligence all its own.

Awards and Honors

  • ILA/CBC Children's Choices

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