Frankie Gets a Doggie

Cover for picture book, toddler pushing a dog in a stroller

Boyds Mills Kane, August 17, 2021

There’s love for everyone in this sweet, rhyming story about a toddler and father who share an outing to the animal shelter, where they find a dog that’s the perfect addition to their family!

Frankie and Dad are going on an adventure! They head to the local animal shelter where they meet all kinds of dogs, until they find just the right one. But how will Kitty react to their new pet? Here is a charming, accessible story about adopting a pet and giving it a loving home.

“…Peppy rhyming verse traces their process as they meet various pooches…

… make for an enviable and very complete family. This is a cozy family story…

The gouache and digital illustrations carry the main impact of this sunny story…”

  – July 2021 issue of The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books.

“Frankie is a little boy with a sweet kitty and a kind father. After blowing kisses to their affectionate cat, Frankie and Papa are ready to cruise down to the animal shelter to find another pet to add to the family

… At home, Kitty is none too happy about this new member of the family, but Frankie carefully introduces the two and makes sure everyone gets along. Papa’s cuddlesome storytime brings everyone together for a precious ending that’s sure to deliver all the -warm and fuzzy feels. Cute alert! (Picture book. 2-5)”

Kirkus Reviews – August 1, 2021

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