Frankie Gets a Doggie

by Amy Huntington (Author)

Reading Level: K − 1st Grade

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 that's perfect for dog- and animal-lovers, and an ideal gift for any family considering pet ownership.

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Kirkus Reviews

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Review quotes

"Today is the big day when Frankie and his dad head on over to the shelter to pick out a dog. Peppy rhyming verse traces their process as they meet various pooches... The gouache and digital illustrations carry the main impact of this sunny story, as the affectionate (and optimistic) Black father capably manages toddler son, cat, and rambunctious new dog...This is a cozy family story that will undoubtedly spur a yearning for a dog-acquiring outing in audiences as well, so clever adults not looking to promise dog ownership may want to be ready with a toy substitute or even a visit from a friendly local canine." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
August 20, 2021

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