Starring Lorenzo, and Einstein Too
The Fabulous Fortunatos sing, dance, and juggle brilliantly, so Lorenzo is sure he has been born in to the wrong family - the only thing he can do is math! In fact, he's been building a spaceship on the family's Brooklyn roof. One day, Albert Einstein attends the show, and he recognizes the scribbles on Lorenzo's hand for what they are: genius. The two blast off on a zany...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 2nd 2009 by Dial
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This is a fun, throwback story about a bookish kid who doesn't seem to fit in with his family's carny-theater act. Then, Albert Einstein (randomly) shows up at one of the family's acts, and befriends young Lorenzo after the show. The rest is a pretty standard "don't know what you've got 'til it's gone" storyline (well, standard except for Einstein and a bunch of mutant space cows). A strange but cute book.
Starring Lorenzo and Einstein Too was cute enough, and it might really speak to a kid who is a bit different, or who feels like he or she doesn't quite fit in. This barely registered as a blip on my niece and nephew's radar, however. Although, they were impressed that Lorenzo was smart enough to build his own spaceship, and really, that *is* pretty cool.