Frank and Lucky Get Schooled


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Greenwillow June 2016
Character-Building Curriculum

This story is very cute. A good depiction of the relationship between a boy and his dog. It has very well-drawn and realistic illustrations. My only concern is that it may have too much content: there are explanations of so many different types of science and other curricular areas.

978-0062373458   32 pages  Ages  4-7

Recommended by:  Nancy E. Neilson. Retired Principal, Baltimore City Public Schools


From the publisher:

Newbery Medalist and bestselling author Lynne Rae Perkins introduces a boy (Frank) and a dog (Lucky) in this celebratory, wry, and happily unconventional introduction to the subjects children encounter in school. This beautifully illustrated, humorous, and insightful picture book offers a new twist on the classic boy-and-his-dog story!

On a rainy day, Frank’s parents take him to the shelter to get a new dog. That’s how Frank finds Lucky, and from that moment on, they’re inseparable. As Frank and Lucky venture out into the world around them, they discover they both have a lot to learn. Exploring their neighborhood teaches them about biology: Lucky learns all about squirrels, deer, and—unfortunately for Frank—skunks. Sharing a bed teaches them about fractions—what happens when one dog takes up three-quarters of the bed, or even the whole thing? They even learn different languages: Frank makes a friend who speaks Spanish and Lucky tries to learn Duck! Who knew you could learn so much without ever setting foot inside a classroom?

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