The Frandidate

The Frandidate

Illustrated by: Jim Benton
For Ages: 7 - 10
Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist, has always had her eye on world domination, but she has to start her class elections! If people voted for her, they were giving her all the control she wanted. But Franny's platform doesn't have the same appeal as her competitors who are offering new playground equipment, so she finds another platform...The Frandidate. Made of DNA samples from a dog, a chameleon and a parrot, along with a scrap of carpet (so she'll know where people stand), Franny creates the perfect candidate who says and does exactly what people want to hear! But soon her suit starts making promises she knows she won't be able to keep and Franny realizes she might have gone too far. The Frandidate will give you everything you want, science, humor and some old fashioned politics!
  • Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | 
  • 112 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416902348 | 
  • September 2009 | 
  • Grades 2 - 5 | 
  • Lexile 840
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About the Author

Jim Benton

Jim Benton is a writer and 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. Visit him at