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Frankie's Scared of Everything

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  11 ratings  ·  8 reviews
You would be scared too if your own brain was out to get you! The world can be a dark place. More and more we find ourselves and our children feeling overwhelmed by the unknown and the pressures of society. This book helps instill early on the fact that our fears can be our greatest strengths. Follow Frankie as their imagination runs wild creating robots, beasts, sea ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 7th 2019 by Building Block Press
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Kailey (BooksforMKs)
Frankie is afraid of every noise that he hears in the dark, imagining that there are monsters after him. But his mother assures him that there is nothing to fear from nightly noises, and his imagination can be his greatest tool in fighting off his fears, instead of letting his imagination run wild.

I really enjoyed the story, especially how Frankie's mother encourages him to harness his imagination and control his fears. The writing is excellent, and I appreciated all the alliterative noises the
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V
Dec 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: t, 2019t
Mom's Review

There are two things that set Frankie's Scared of Everything apart from other picture books. The first thing is a detail: the mom has a tattoo. We know a number of moms and grandmas with tattoos, but I've never noticed this trait depicted in children's literature before. Because the tattoo isn't the focus, it comes across as a totally normal mom-characteristic. If I had a tattoo, I think I would like to point out this mom and say, "Hey, just like Mommy!"

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Kristi Bernard
Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Are you afraid of monsters, dogs, math or even sports? Frankie is. He is often found running away, hiding from or even gasping at noises or things he thinks are out to get him. But for Frankie, night time is the worst. When his mom tells him good night his mind takes over and his imagination soars into the unknown. Frankies sees a giant blue moleman, a wailing giant green sea creature, and even a big dino scratching. Frankie’s imagination, or is it, is out of control.

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Jessica Bronder
Dec 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
It’s time for bed and Frankie can’t sleep. He hears monsters at his bedroom window, in the kitchen and in the basement. He doesn’t know where else to go so he heads to his mom. She shows him how his imagination can be a good thing when it comes to the monsters he sees and hears.

This is a good little story with some very dynamic illustrations. The story starts out rough and it took me a little bit to figure out what was going on. I do think this is a great message for kids that have very vivid
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Aeicha
Oct 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Mathew Franklin’s Frankie’s ScaredOfEverything is an amusing and captivating picture book about the power of imagination! Through fun, engaging rhymes and deliciously stylized and colored illustrations, Franklin offers little readers a relatable andspooktaculartale! ...more
Beth
Oct 08, 2019 rated it liked it
Will Frankie succumb to his fears or will he use them to his advantage? Interesting sort of street art style to the illustrations though I think they still need more refinement to be in the same league as a regular children’s book illustrator.
Set
Nov 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: halloween
Good book to help children who are afraid of the dark, the drawings are not too scary.
Two BookWorms Blog
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The illustrations are wonderful. They are a bit reminiscent of Tim Burton’s style.

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