Written by Donna W. Earnhardt
Illustrated by Andrea Castellani
October 1, 2012 / ISBN 9781936261192
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.