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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Steph Reviews Frank! By Connah Brecon

Publisher: Running Press Kids
Format Read: Hardcover
Source: Received from the Publisher for an honest review
Release Date: September 30, 2014
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Blurb from goodreads:
Try as he might (or might not), Frank is a bear who is always late. And when he starts school, the trouble really begins.

Frank has very good reasons, like the time he had to save a cat stuck in a tree and the morning he found himself challenged to a charity dance-off, and even the time he had to rescue a family of bunnies from a huge, smelly ogre.

Frank's teacher has heard enough of Frank's excuses, but what happens when a giant zombie lizard king really does attack the school?

Sometimes there is truth to the most unusual of circumstances, and being helpful can pay off in the most unexpected ways.

Steph's Thoughts:

I love to read and I am trying very hard to instill a love of reading and books in my son. I picked this book because I thought that it would be fun to review a book with Liam, who is almost 4.

We first read, Frank!, front to back and it kept Liam's attention the whole time. This is always a good sign. He loved the pictures which are bright and sort of silly. I also liked the art. I was able to point to things and have him put names to them; his favorites were the school bus (which Frank missed) and the kitty cat (Liam loves kitties).

The sentences are very simple but the pictures allow you to add elements to the story with your own imagination. The story is silly but that is what makes it fun to read. Overall, Liam loved the book. When we were done reading, we had to read it again. While this is always a good sign, the fact that he took the book and sat on the couch with it by himself, is an even better sign that he likes it. I only had two issues with it. The first, a couple of the words are a bit more advanced for Liam's age group. The second was the way the book ended. I needed another page for complete closure but it did not seem to bother the little guy. We had fun and that is all that matters. I am going to be looking for some other books by Connah Brecon to add to Liam's bookshelf. 

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