Frank and Ernest
First published in 1988 and now back by popular demand, Good Dog, Carl illustrator Alexandra Day’s Frank and Ernest is the entertaining tale of a bear and an elephant who learn to run a diner. The charming illustrations of the Deco-era diner and the novelty of its animal employees will appeal to children, but the diner slang that Frank and Ernest learn and use will delight...more
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I wish this was one of Day's better known books. A woman who owns a diner wants to go on vacation, and she hires an elephant and bear to run the place. The artwork is Day's usual high quality, and it is...more
Frank is either an elephant or a bear, and Ernest represents the other side of that duality. I can't recall which is which. The lovable banter and diner jargon will entr...more
One question though -- why do Frank and Ernest wear three-piece suits when they're outside of the diner, but only aprons inside? Food for thought.