Freddy and the French Fries #1:: Fries Alive!

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Wanting to help draw new customers to the family business, Freddy Funkhauser uses his knowledge of science to make incredible French fries for the restaurant, but when the fries suddenly come to life and wreak havoc on the town, Freddy must find a way to put a stop to his tasty creations!

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David Baldacci is the New York Times bestselling author of several novels including Split Second and The Christmas Train. His novels are published in over 30 languages in more than 80 countries. There are nearly 40 million copies in print worldwide. Freddy and the French Fries is his first book for young readers.

Rudy Baldacci, David Baldacci's older brother, is a freelance artist who lives in Glen Allen, Virginia.

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Grade 4-6–It's not easy being a boy genius when your father runs a floundering health-conscious burger joint and your older sister's a deeply annoying wannabe actress. But Freddy T. Funkhouser isn't distressed. He has a plan to win the prize for the best float at the local Founders' Day Parade and bring more attention to his dad's business. To do so, he has constructed five life-sized mechanical fries, each with its own personality. The hope is to bring these kooky creations to life through nanotechnology and a million jiggy-watts of power and then use them on his float. Yet when an experiment involving a dam and a bolt of lightning does awaken the electric fries, Freddy finds his troubles have only just begun. Baldacci, best known for his adult thrillers, is attempting to reach out to reluctant readers by creating a series very much in the vein of Dav Pilkey's "Captain Underpants" series (Scholastic), but for an older audience. Unfortunately, he lacks Pilkey's gleeful silliness and relies too heavily on gross-out jokes and slapstick pratfalls. His attempt to teach kids about the importance of friends and sticking together gets bogged down by poor writing and two-dimensional characters.–Elizabeth Bird, New York Public Library
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