Friday, October 26, 2012

Perfect Picture Book Friday - Being Frank

Welcome to Perfect Picture Book Friday! I hope this post will be a help to those who love picture books and want to share them with their own children or those they teach.


Written by: Donna W. Earnhardt
Illustrated by: Andrea Castellani

Flashlight Press 2012
Fiction for ages 4 to 8

Themes: honesty, perspective, kindness

Opening and brief synopsis:
Frank was always frank. 
“Honesty is the best policy,” he said.

From the jacket flap:  "Honesty is the best policy.” That’s Frank’s motto. He tells the truth, the whole truth, and nothing by the truth. But Frank’s overly frank comments tend to annoy his friends, his teachers, and even his mother – and now Frank is honestly unhappy. He decides to visit his confidant and pal, Grandpa Ernest, who has a history of frankness himself.

Why I like this book:
I just love that Frank goes to his grandpa for advice – how cool is that? I don’t want to spill the beans by saying if the advice helps or not, but let me just say that this book makes me chuckle and the illustrations are the perfect wacky fit. The lesson Frank learns is appropriate for kids AND adults!

Flashlight Press has an activity/resource page for BEING FRANK on its website. You can also take a peek inside and check out the wacky illustrations.

I would like to give a big thank you to Flashlight Press for sending me a review copy of BEING FRANK. This entire post is my own opinion.

Perfect Picture Book Friday is a wonderful idea started by Susanna Leonard Hill. For other “Just Right” books and resources listed by theme and title, visit her blog.