Frankie

Book Information
Rating: Outstanding
Reading/Interest Level: Preschool, Primary
Author: Mary Sullivan
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Year: 2017
ISBN: 9780544611139
Pages: 40

Frankie is a foster pet who comes and lives with his owner and her other dog, Nico, for a while. He tries to find his place in the house, but with no luck. Nico is quite possessive of his toys and bed, becoming a little aggressive about it all. Frankie finds things around the house to substitute as toys and a bed until his owner comes home with everything a dog could ever want! And it was all for Frankie! Nico suddenly becomes interested in one of Frankie’s new toys and they both finally learn to share.

This is a sweet story about sharing that dog lovers are sure to enjoy. Dogs really do find ways to establish dominance when introduced to other dogs, so this is a realistic tale. The words in this book are mostly in the form of thought bubbles between the two dogs, Nico and Frankie. The illustrations are drawn with pencil on Strathmore drawing paper, then scanned and digitally colored with pastel colors. Young children will really enjoy this book, giggling at the funny and furry friends.