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Frank and Lucky Get Schooled
by Lynne Rae Perkins


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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.  Read more...


 
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Overview

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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  • ISBN-13: 9780062373458
  • ISBN-10: 0062373455
  • Publisher: Greenwillow Books
  • Publish Date: June 2016
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 5-8


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - Dogs
Books > Juvenile Fiction > School & Education
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Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-03-21
  • Reviewer: Staff

Newbery Medalist Perkins (Criss Cross) offers a simultaneously lighthearted and insightful look at education, in this story starring a boy and his newly rescued dog: “Both of them were just pups. They had a lot to learn.” Through Frank and Lucky’s relationship with each other and the natural world, Perkins creates a free-form curriculum that playfully introduces various disciplines. Lucky’s encounter with a skunk leads to an exploration of chemistry and experiments (such as which products will turn “smell molecules” into “not-so-smelly molecules”), while six side-by-side images of Lucky and Frank attempting to share a bed accompany the question, “How much of the bed is Lucky’s, and how much is Frank’s?” (“This is fractions and percentages,” writes Perkins. “The answer changes throughout the night.”) As Perkins comments on art, history, geography, and more, she brings a warm, conversational tone to the narrative, while her mixed-media pictures play up the story’s humor through the use of comics elements, including panel sequences and speech balloons. From interdisciplinary connections to unanswerable questions, Perkins demonstrates the value and rewards of investigating one’s world, whether human or dog. Ages 4–8. (June)

 
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