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Brainman and Double Trouble Ditto Box
Publisher: Writers Exchange E-Publishing
Publication Date: 2007-12-14
Number of pages: 112
Randy O'Rourke invents a "Ditto Box", a machine that copies whatever he puts inside. When he wants a ball glove like his friend Jake's, he puts in the glove, and Zap--a duplicate for himself. If Randy and Jake want pizza, he orders one, makes a copy, and they eat two. Randy copies homework, games, and even Asthma, Jake's furry mutt. Everything is going great until his little sister wants a playmate. Twozy, as Suzy names her "twin," looks and whines just like Suzy. Mom and Dad are mad at Randy for doubling their trouble, and he has to baby-sit more girls more often. Two sisters are twice as bad! How can he get rid of the new one? BRAIN MAN Randy O'Rourke wants the robot he built to be as "Super Colossal" as those at Future World, an amusement park where robots do all the work. Brain doesn't disappoint him. He does Randy's homework and chores--plus some things he wasn't programmed to do. His red heart glows in response to compliments. He blinks when touched. He uses "mind talk" to communicate with Randy. However, some of Brain's unprogrammed actions are less endearing. From minor glitch to major, the robot presents a series of escalating problems. He's out of control, but Brain is almost human and Randy loves the big pest.