frandi The Frandidate (Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist) by Jim Benton

Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist, has always had her eye on world domination, but she has to start somewhere…like 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!

I think I got more of a kick out of this one than Amber did. The middle of the book was slightly confusing, but the two-faced Frandidate telling everyone what they wanted to hear was exactly how I often feel about our politicians. Luckily, Franny’s mom only wants to hear the truth. And the ending was really cute, in my opinion.