Picture Book Review: The Frank Show

David Mackintosh, author & illustrator. (2012). The Frank Show. New York, New York: Abrams Books for Young Readers.  Age range: 5-7.

My volunteer time among the local library stacks has led me to a new picture book gem, The Frank Show by David Mackintosh.  A little boy is trying to hard find a family member to bring to show and tell.  Mom and Dad are busy.  The only person left is Grandpa Frank.  Frank is boring, and complains about everything.  The other kids in class have family members who do cool stuff like speak Italian or work at the potato chip factory.  Frank surprises everyone, including his grandson, by regaling them all with tales of battlefield heroics from his youth.

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