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Frank and Lucky Get Schooled

By Jan Carr, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Playful intro to academic subjects via curious boy and pup.

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This playful and ambitious picture book is a warm friendship story of a boy and his frisky rescue pup as well as a celebration of learning and a friendly introduction to serious academic subjects. As Frank and Lucky roam the meadow and woods that border their house, they search the night sky for stars (astronomy), pick burrs from Lucky's fur (botany), make friends with quacking ducks and a Spanish-speaking neighbor (foreign language), and share the limited space of a bed (math, fractions). The two wander and wonder, asking questions about the world around them, and as Frank and Lucky Get Schooled, so does the reader.

Written and illustrated by Newbery winner Lynn Rae Perkins, the book's exquisitely crafted. The lively, free-roaming structure mirrors Frank and Lucky's own wide-ranging adventures, and there's plenty of sly humor and clever text in this masterful tribute to the world and its wonders.

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