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Being Frank
Written by Donna W. Earnhardt
Illustrated by Andrea Castellani

Flashlight Press
October 1, 2012 / ISBN 9781936261192
Picture Book

Reviewed by Jan Fields

Frank is a little boy who believes honesty is always the best policy, so he says whatever comes to mind. But Frank's subjective observations soon have everyone mad at him and he isn't sure why. Frank turns to his grandfather, who has a history of brutal frankness himself. Grandpa Ernest soon shows Frank how to temper his subjectivity with kindness. I've known a few adults (including myself at times) who could benefit from Grandpa Ernest's wisdom! The bright, over-the-top illustrations do a great job of showing just how annoyed everyone becomes with Frank's bluntness. A cute, quirky reminder for everyone that honesty and kindness can go hand in hand.


Reviewer Janis Fields is the editor of Kid Magazine Writers emagazine and has written dozens of stories and articles for the children's magazine market.
Reviewed 2012