Frank and Lucky Get Schooled

Frank and Lucky Get Schooled

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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. 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?

Publisher: New York, New York : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780062373458
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 27 cm


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AndLib1 Jan 20, 2017

Frank and Lucky get schooled, introduces the subjects children come across in school. The book uses the relationship between Frank and his dog Lucky to introduce the concepts of science, math, geography, art and many more. Perkins delivers a warm, humorous, and fun picture book for 5-8 year old children.

Sep 20, 2016

I loved this book! I took it for my children aged 3 and 5, but I loved it the best. It is supposed to be a children book, and it is for the most part, but adults would love to read and laugh out loud on the irony of the text and illustrations. Like the Disney movie - all ages find what to laugh at, just those things are different for every age. This book is a great addition to any bookshelf!

ArapahoeMarla Aug 08, 2016

This story about a boy and his dog nudges you into the realization of how everyday experiences can introduce the curious mind into the wonders of the deeper discovery of how our world relates to school subjects. This is a natural for the homeschooling family.

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AndLib1 Jan 20, 2017

AndLib1 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 5 and 8

ArapahoeMarla Aug 08, 2016

ArapahoeMarla thinks this title is suitable for 4 years and over


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ArapahoeMarla Aug 08, 2016

A delightful book about a young red-headed boy who isn't having very many successes in his life. The parents decide that it is time for him to have a dog, which they rescue. Lucky turns out to be the common factor in turning on Frank's discovery of the world and learning how it has been divided up into a myriad of studies to investigate. This shows that most interest in learning is sparked outside the classroom.


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ArapahoeMarla Aug 08, 2016

Lucky didn't eat Frank's homework. Lucky was Frank's homework.


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