Tuesday, August 7, 2018

An Interactive Picture Book For Little Detectives

Help Find Frank

by Anne Bollman

Bollman's debut picture book has readers searching for a bow-tie wearing French bulldog. Through a series of exhibits, Frank is introduced to us. 

Exhibit A: "He loves to run and play, but he overheats easily. Then he finds ways to cool off."

We learn that Frank, like many dogs, loves to give slobbery kisses, fetch (but he forgets the part about returning the ball), loves everybody....well, almost (the mailman needs to watch his step), and a few other important facts about the missing dog.

A map of the neighborhood where Frank lives is provided so that interviews can be conducted. When the mail carrier is interviewed we are told

"He chased my mail truck southeast on Lincoln Street."
Our junior sleuths are advised to look back at Exhibit A for a hint about Frank's whereabouts. 

The reader is given detailed illustrations and asked to locate various items. This makes the book even more interactive and also encourages the young detectives to be observant.

What Concerned Me: Nothing

What I Liked Most: A perfect book choice for little detectives who enjoy interactive books. 

Author/Illustrator: Anne Bollman
Publisher: Sterling Children's Books (May 2018)

4 Stars

Activity Page To Accompany This Book

  • Approx. Word Count: 590
  • Ages: 3 - 7
  • Pages: 40

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