Book review: Frankie, by Mary Sullivan

Sullivan, Mary.  Frankie. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017. $12.99.  ISBN 9780544611139. Unpaged. Ages 4-10. P8 Q8.

Frankie is the new dog introduced to a home that already has a dog–Nico.  The two dogs go through the struggle of not wanting to share and then they develop a relationship. Cute illustrations have soft borders. The emotions of the dogs are clearly illustrated. The book is written only in think and talk bubbles that change shapes with the emotions expressed, but it is not in the format of the cartoon style of a graphic novel.  The endpapers have cute hearts.

Verdict: This is an adorable book for a young readers and a good addition to a library.

June 2017 review by Deborah Gwynn.


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