Frannie B. Miller might only be in elementary school, but she is absolutely dying to be a grown up with a real grown up job and an office. She even has her business cards and resume ready to go, but no one will give her a break! When Frannie’s class takes a field trip to the local radio station (which has a billionteenth different offices!), she just knows that this is her big opportunity to break into the biz. She discovers that Sandy Sanders, radio host, is missing from the studio in the middle of his show and decides to take her chance and don the headphones and mic to host her own show. What will she do when listeners start calling in with questions that she doesn’t know the answers to? What will happen when her teacher and the rest of her class catch up to her? As her brief radio stint turns the town upside down, Frannie soon finds out that having a job isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be, and apologizing for curious hands can be a very hard thing to do! Frannie is a sweet and funny little narrator, and the illustrations add an adorable touch to this enjoyable tale of field trips and redemption. First book of the new Frankly, Frannie series. 128 pages.
Recommended by Molly Crumbley, Librarian.