Saturday, October 17, 2020

Book Review: 'Frankie Stein Starts School' by Lola M. Schaefer

✰✰✰✰½ In a world full of monsters and ghouls, young Frankie Stein is a clean-cut kid. When he starts Miss Wart's Academy for Ghouls & Goblins, the other kids notice the difference right away. Despite being bullied and teased, Frankie tries his best to be scary and gross. When Frankie mixes a potion and grows frightening fangs, the other kids are impressed. Through perseverance, Frankie demonstrates that there's more to being scary than just looks.

The Bottom Line: This story illustrates that you shouldn't judge a book just by the cover. There's so much more to people if you just give them the opportunity to shine. With big, bold art by Atteberry, this picture book is a fun pick for a seasonal storytime. Highly recommended for kids ages 5 - 8.

Details: Frankie Stein Starts School written by Lola M. Schaefer & illustrated by Kevan Atteberry. Picture book published by Marshall Cavendish Children in 2010. 32 p. ISBN: 978-0-7614-5656-8

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