Book “Benjamin Franklin: You’ve Got Mail”

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Benjamin Franklin: You’ve Got Mail

If the Future has any remedy for this situation, do not hesitate to provide it. That is to say, Ike and Claire Wanzandae, HELP! HELP HELP HELP. I am (perhaps not for long), Benjamin Franklin

Ike Saturday has seen better days. For one thing, his pen pal, Benjamin Franklin (yes, that Benjamin Franklin), is the target of an angry mob after Ike’s plan to help the Founding Fathers with some intel from the future seriously backfired. For another, he’s decided to mail himself back in time with the help of his girlfriend, Claire Wanzandae, and it’s not a particularly comfortable way to travel.

Once Ike tracks B-Freezy down in 1776, it becomes clear that his pal is less than impressed with the irritating, modern-day rescuer, partially because Ike has a habit of making things worse for Ben, and partially because Ben is incredibly cranky when not in the presence of numerous meat pies. Which speaks to another issue for the pair: they have no money, no food, and basically no plan for saving the country. But Claire won’t be able to cover for Ike back home in the future forever, and the British are looking pretty impatient, so Ike and B-Freezy will have to come up with something quickly if they want to avoid an epic, history-destroying disaster.

In this hilarious sequel to Benjamin Franklin: Huge Pain in My . . . , Adam Mansbach and Alan Zweibel take Ike and B-Freezy’s antics to the next level as this ill-paired (and sometimes actually ill) duo hold the future of the world in their not-so-capable hands.

This is a great paperback novel for kids ages 10-14. It is a funny story told by Ike Saturday with letters written by Ike and Benjamin Franklin, yes the real Benjamin Franklin. It is a relatively quick read as you just want to keep reading it page after page. It has some historical revelations in it but it’s not a non-fiction book. I have read the book and am waiting for my 10-year-old to finish it. My son loves non-fiction and this book has just enough in it to excite him to read it. There are also silly words in it like “poop” and “butt-sandwich.” I have not read the first book in the series but don’t feel like I was missing anything, although I am anxious to read it now.

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  1. Jessica W. says:

    I think this is a fun way to introduce real historical figures to kids. It’s fun, but can spark interest in learning more.

  2. DEBIJOT says:

    A book about Benjamin Franklin would be interesting.

  3. heather marocco says:

    thanks for the chance

  4. It looks fun.

  5. Mary Beth Wylie says:

    Any book that contains “butt-sandwich” would be a favorite for my 12-year-old! Can’t wait for him to enjoy this one!

  6. Marion says:

    This book on Benjamin Franklin is a great book to win.

  7. I love everything about Ben Franklin-these books would be so interesting to read,

  8. Linda G. says:

    They sound like they are fun books yet having history facts in them, I’m sure my grandson would love them.

  9. Janet Woodling says:

    Books are awesome!

  10. I love the cover!

  11. What a fun way to encourage kids to learn and read.

  12. vickie couturier says:

    my grandkids would love this book

  13. The subject of these books interests me. Ben Franklin was an incredible man.

  14. Where to start ?? Ben Franklin has accomplished and invented so much that one book is not enough to even scratch the surface.

  15. My daughter would enjoy these books. They are age appropriate.

  16. Victoria Scott says:

    This is right up my daughter’s alley. She loves to read and loves funny books and educational books 🙂

  17. laura feist says:

    to learn about benjamin franklin

  18. I love these educational books

  19. John Smith says:

    These look like fun books! That Benjamin Franklin–he’s so cool!

  20. Tiffany S says:

    My daughter has just been learning about Ben Franklin and I know she would love this.

  21. RENEE WALTERS says:

    I love the titles of these books!