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The Frank Show

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This hilarious offbeat picture book from the creator of Marshall Armstrong Is New to Our School reveals that there is to the older generation than meets the eye Grandpa Frank doesn’t have any interesting hobbies unless you count complaining about how everything was better in the old days He doesn’t speak Italian like Paolo’s mom or play the drums like Tom’s uncle He’s just a grandpa So when the young narrator of this story is forced to bring Frank to school for show and tell he’s sure it’s going to be a disaster But Frank has a trick make that a tattoo up his sleeve And a story to go with it After all the longer you’ve been around the time you’ve had for wild adventures Praise for The Frank Show STARRED REVIEWS“Mackintosh’s busy helter skelter images contribute mightily to the story’s humor and emotional honesty but it’s the willful personalities of both of these protagonists that make it stand out” Publishers Weekly starred. What's a boy to do when you have to show and tell a member of your family at school and the only person available is your cantankerous old Grandpa FrankIn The Frank Show our young unnamed narrator has a dilemma He hears about all the cool interesting family members his classmates are bringing in for show and tell but all he can think about when having to talk about his grandpa is his mile long list of complaints about the younger generation This show and tell is bound to be a disaster or is itThe Frank Show is a wonderful book for kids and teens alike that is full of humor while also tugging on your heartstrings Everyone has members of their family whom they often say It's just grandpa or It's just mom and fail to appreciate all of the wonderful pieces of them that have been overlooked by their singular view of that person What David Mackintosh has set out to accomplish in this story is to help kids see past their myopic view of their family members and dig deeper into who they are as people not just as mom dad or grandpa Read the rest of my review on my blog

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Their grandparents have yet to reveal about their own life stories BookPageThe cartoon illustrations are very funny Frank’s oversize glasses with a missing right temple enhance the mood A sweet story that proves that elderly relatives can be cool after all School Library JournalAs a lover of vintage and vintage inspired children’s books I was instantly enad with The Frank Show by British illustrator and designer David Mackintosh a charming homage to grandparents and the art of seeing beneath the grumpy exterior Brain PickingsThe art is appealing as well; digitally created scenes pulls together planes of vivid color a multitude of small elements outlined in black scrawls and elements of collage The Bulletin of the Center for Children's BooksReminding readers that everyone has a story to tell this picture book is fun to read while providing insight into human character Reading Today Online Awards GOLD Parents' Choice Award Winner Picture Books. Ever have to bring a family member in for a Friday show and tell Ever have your family abdicate and all you have left to take is grumpy old grandpa who seems to complain about everything there is to complain about He doesn't like modern gizmos and gadgets he has no hobbies doesn't speak another language or play a musical instrument he uses an old typewriter to type on and hasn't bought a new pair of pants in ten years He hates haircuts doctors and any sort of ice cream that isn't vanilla What can you say about such a boring uncool guy in the one minute allotted to youDowncast and mortified the narrator an unnamed boy has no alternative but to bring his grandpa to school present him to his class and try to get through this horrific experience The boy approaches his assigned presentation like he is headed for the gallows Mackintosh draws him alone and in grey while his classmates laugh and shout in colour on the opposite page The illustrations are a combination of ink pencil drawings paper collages and photos He uses a great color pallet just perfect for the storylineWhat the boy discovers is truly remarkable His grandpa starts spinning stories that mesmerize the whole class Grandpa can eat pickled onions right out of the pickle jar he can catch a fly with his bare hands and let it go again he has a rubber band ball that is twenty eight years old and he even has a cool tattoo The class in enamoured with Frank's grandpa He is a big hit and they treat him like a rock starWe are reminded that every one has a story and a life before they become a grandpa It is so worthwhile to bridge that generation gap and take time to sit down and listen to the elders around you These older people are filled with wisdom and knowledge that I am sure they would love to share with you Make an effort to find out what stories are buried deep inside your grandad or grandma and you will be much richer for knowing them

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ReviewThis humorous and heartwarming tale will inspire children to seek out their own grandparents' treasure trove of stories Shelf Awareness starred reviewPore over the funny details soak in the humor the things were a lot tougher in my day spread had me in stitches appreciate the very specific mood Mackintosh so successfully creates in this story and delight in the illustration lettering and overall design all handled by the talented and overachieving Mackintosh Kirkus Reviews blog Mackintosh writes with irreverence and his illustrations are packed with prickly humor But Mackintosh also draws with emotional sensitivity and empathy The New York Times online Old timey gripes gain zest from Mr Mackintosh's exuberant and colorful collage illustrations The Wall Street JournalComplete with lively pen and ink illustrations this offbeat picture book is sure to become a family favorite Along the way it may prompt children to wonder what exciting details. Summary In The Frank Show author David Mackintosh introduces readers to a boy who is embarrassed to talk about his grandpa for show and tell at school Grandpa Frank doesn't like noise or today's music or gadgets and gizmos and his grandson has no idea how to talk about him to his classmates The boy is disappointed that Grandpa Frank is not as exciting as Kristian's dad who is a comedian or Donny's dad who works in a potato chip factory But even though Grandpa Frank might be old and cranky it does not mean that he was never young and exciting It turns out that grandpa Frank has much to say at school than his grandson thought Did you know that Grandpa Frank led an army in a charge across a muddy battlefield Audience This book is great for children who are in the lower elementary level grades Appeal This story teaches readers to never underestimate people based on their appearances like age and to be sure to spend time with people in order to learn about them It is never appropriate to assume that you know someone unless you talk to them about their experiences It is also a good way to encourage children to be respectful and aware of the differences between themselves and their elders It is important for children to realize that older people grew up in different time periods and may not be as accepting of all the new trends It is also good to point out to children that even though your grandpa or grandma may seem cranky there might be to them then you thinkImplementation I would read this book and then encourage children to bring someone from their family to show and tell to talk to the class This would be a great method to learn about the student's personal life like their family's beliefs values and culture It would also be a great way to get parents and family members involved in the classroomBibliography Mackintosh D 2012 The Frank Show New York Abrams Books for Young Readers

About the Author: David Mackintosh

David Mackintosh loves books with pictures in them flying visiting cities and being read to His picture book Marshall Armstrong Is New to Our School was short listed for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and long listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal He lives in London

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