Frankly, Frannie

Frankly Frannie She s already got her resume business cards and mustard packets which are so much grown up than ketchup ready So why is it taking eleventeen hundred years Frannie s class is visiting the local radio

  • Title: Frankly, Frannie
  • Author: A.J. Stern Doreen Mulryan Marts
  • ISBN: 9780448453484
  • Page: 346
  • Format: Paperback
  • She s already got her resume, business cards, and mustard packets which are so much grown up than ketchup ready So why is it taking eleventeen hundred years Frannie s class is visiting the local radio station and the radio host is no where to be found Should Frannie cover for him after all, this could be her big break But what happens when listeners call in withShe s already got her resume, business cards, and mustard packets which are so much grown up than ketchup ready So why is it taking eleventeen hundred years Frannie s class is visiting the local radio station and the radio host is no where to be found Should Frannie cover for him after all, this could be her big break But what happens when listeners call in with questions, and Frannie doesn t know the answers Watch a Video

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    1. Writing for 1st to 3rd graders is a challenge. Frannie fits in among the likes of Judy Moody, Clementine, Junie B Jones and others. In an effort to be grown up, Frannie misinterprets things and gets into a lot of trouble. There is a fine line in writing humorous antics and being just plain silly which can often be painful to read. There is also a fine line between the protagonist learning her lesson and wanting to have a happy, well-wrapped up ending. I'm not sure that I will continue reading th [...]

    2. Spunky girl protagonist, and errors in judgment that aren't as innocent as she would have you believe, means you can give it to your Junie B. and Clementine fans.

    3. Frannie is an elementary-aged girl who wants to have a job with her own officeAnyone whose job involves having their own office excites her. For an upcoming field trip, Frannie gets to visit the local radio station and she is looking forward to it! She plans to bring her resume with her in hopes of getting a job while she's there. However, the field trip doesn't quite go so smoothly and Frannie gets a bit more involved in the radio station than anyone anticipated. The book teaches some good less [...]

    4. My quest for early chapter books continues. I enjoyed this one, since Frannie is really interested in business. Have put the first five of the series on my order for January. There are nine books so far, and it the first five do well with my struggling readers, I will buy more.

    5. I had high hopes for this book, unfortunately it just didn't have the same ring of truth to it that some of the others in this genre of young 1st - 3rd grade girl main characters plights, trials and tribulations. she was much too quick to admit her faults and apologize for them. I suspect more seething and temper tantrums would have ensued than did. And then her parents forgave her (as well as her classmates) too quickly after she ruined a second class trip. She apologized to everyone involved a [...]

    6. Frannie Miller loves grown up things, words, and jobs. She wants to impress everyone. But, when her over zealous desire to be 'grown-up' gets her into BIG trouble, she doesn't quite know how to make it all better. The whole class is invited to a real live radio stationt, Frannie already messed up during a field trip to Cambridge Magazine. Will her teacher, Mrs. Pellington say she can't go to the radio statio?. She gives her one more chance. But,you guessed it,yet again, Frannie messes up. She ta [...]

    7. Move over Junie B. Jones and Judy Moody, there is a new girl in town. Frannie, or Mrs. Frankly B. Miller as she prefers to be called (for the moment) is a girl that knows what she wants and goes for it despite the trouble that seems to follow her everywhere. Frannie loves offices, briefcases, big words, business cards and anything else from the Grown-Up World. The problem with Frannie is that despite all of her "scientific evidence" she doesn't always do the right thing. She thinks she is "helpi [...]

    8. Good for fans of Junie B. Jones (who I don't particularly like either). Spunky girl who gets into trouble. Although she makes amends in the end I felt there was too much acceptance of her behavior. Also, the way her thoughts are written is not a good grammatical example for young readers.

    9. Frannie definitely wants to be a grown up rather than a child. This is the first in a series about her funny adventures as she really does learn what's involved in growing up.Simple prose and fun fonts will keep the reader's interest at mid-elementary level.

    10. Very cute book for young readers. I like that there is a lesson to be learned and you learn something from it.

    11. Frankly, Frannie, a book by A.J. Stern, is about a young girl who is already ready to be a grown up. Frannie just wants a job. She has business cards and a resume, and she thinks she is ready and prepared to be an adult. Frannie's teacher takes Frannie and her class on a trip to a radio station. When Frannie sees that the chair with a microphone and headphones is empty, she decides the nice thing to do is jump in the seat and cover for the talk show host who is missing. Frannie gets in huge trou [...]

    12. Frannie B. Miller might only be in elementary school, but she is absolutely dying to be a grown up with a real grown up job and an office. She even has her business cards and resume ready to go, but no one will give her a break! When Frannie’s class takes a field trip to the local radio station (which has a billionteenth different offices!), she just knows that this is her big opportunity to break into the biz. She discovers that Sandy Sanders, radio host, is missing from the studio in the mid [...]

    13. Frannie is a 12-year-old who changes her name to seem more adult. Sure. We've seen this all before. Her teacher has offered to take her on a field trip to a local radio station--just in time for the new guy to be mayor once the votes are tallied. But then something radical happens as Frannie, aka Frankly, takes over the on-air time and redirects listeners in the area to a new venue for voting. Then hell comes to her family when they force her to apologize and follow the rules as a way to---NOW B [...]

    14. Frankly, Frannie is a book that I like, but it is probably meant for children younger than me. The story is very interesting, but I think younger children would like it better than I do. I first read this book when I was seven. In the story, Frannie leads a normal life, but is very concerned with being grown-uppish. That is very like a seven year old. She can't stand feeling like a child. She even makes herself a resume.This story will also be good for younger kids because it's not as complex as [...]

    15. Frannie is a girl who desperately wants to be a grown up. So desperate that she is trying to make herself like mustard by smelling it. Frannie is famous for her imagination getting the better of her, so much so that when the class is to go on a field trip to a radio station, she gets a special buddy to watch her. This doesn't stop Frannie from finding more trouble.Very sweet first chapter book about a girl who finds trouble even when she isn't looking for it. Accompanied by cartoon illustrations [...]

    16. Frannie (or Frankly, depending on the day) is everything I would've wanted to have in my early chapter book heroine. She's plucky, funny and a bit scatterbrained. Armed with her resume, briefcase and business cards, Frannie is now ready to take her first steps into the working world-- where there are offices upon offices with spinning chairs just waiting for her to sit in them. Frannie is an ambitious girl whose inner thoughts are sprinkled with her own quirky and charming dialect. Her well-inte [...]

    17. Frannie is a spunky character who would like to think she is really grown up. Unfortunately, in her attempts to be grown up, she sometimes gets herself in prediciments that prove she is still a kid. In this adventure, Frannie's class is taking a special trip to the local radio station for a tour. While there, Frannie gets separated from the group. When she notices that the radio host is not in his seat, she takes matters into her own hands and begins answering the phones for the call-in show. Wh [...]

    18. 4 1/2 starsFrannie is an ambitious elementary student who wants nothing more than to work in an office. She tries to be very grown up, but she often acts before she thinks things through, which gets her into trouble. This is a fun new series for readers ready for chapter books. The changing fonts were a little distracting at first, but once I stopped trying to figure out the logic behind the different fonts, I was able to ignore them.(I was given this galley copy by my Baker and Taylor represent [...]

    19. Frannie who prefers to be called Frankly is a spunky, ambitious, likable girl who wants so badly to be a growup. She expresses her thoughts using adult sounding words but what gets her into trouble is when she acts as if she is an adult out in the real world. In this first installment, Frankly's class is going on a field trip to a radio station. Her interpretation of what is happening while on the trip and her immature reasoning causes great excitement and angst for the "real" adults. Some of he [...]

    20. Frannie Miller is a mischievous girl who loves grown up things. When her class goes on a field trip to a local radio station she makes sure she has her briefcase and business cards with her. When she notices the host of the call in show has left his post she steps in to help. Frannie learns an important lesson about following the rules and helping others. In the style of Junie B. Jones and Judy Moody this series is great for grades 2-3. early chapter books, realistic fiction, jobs

    21. This book is a fun early chapter book that will especially appeal to girls. I enjoyed the story and black and white illustrations. Frannie is a smart and curious little girl who is ready to be all grown up. I think children will enjoy this one, and it would make a good read aloud, especially between parent and child. At times, Frannie is a bit too precocious (as kid-characters can sometimes be), but in the end, she is likable and entertaining.

    22. A precocious elementary schooler who is is desperate for a desk job (think briefcase, resume, and business cards) goes on a class field trip to the local radio station and attempts to save the day when the on-air personality steps away from the mike (cue the hijinks)! Cute story with an adorable main character and a good lesson to teach. Easy to recommend for girls in grades 1-3. Haven't tried this one on Nina yet but I think she'd like it.

    23. My third grader recommended this beginning chapter book to me. Frannie is reminiscent of Junie B. Jones with her attraction to odd ball goof-ups and misunderstandings. She also has the same problem with mid-pronouncing words like Junie B which personally I find super annoying. I find other characters in early chapter books, like Clementine and Marty McGuire, a bit more enduring than Frannie, but I understand her appeal.

    24. Samuel read this on his own and then left it on my bed. . . his way of recommending it to me. Frankly is so funny that I laughed out loud nearly every other page. I have just two little complaints. First, I couldn't figure out how old Frannie is! More importantly, because she is so intelligent, some (not all) of her childish expressions seem contrived to make her sound younger. It was too reminiscent of Junie B. Jones. I have a strong aversion to Junie B. Jones.

    25. Similar in writing to Clementine and Ramona. I would give it 3 1/2 stars. I was just a bit troubled at the ENORMOUS amount of mischief this little girl could get into. I enjoyed her creation of a resume and business cards and reading her logic into how things played out in her mind, but my heavens! This girl would give me ulcers if I knew her! I don't fear that it plants ideas in little kids minds, but it is quite far-fetched. (I hope).

    26. This book reminded me a lot of a Junie B. Jones book with the confidence Frannie shows and with the wording she uses (i.eenty-sixteen years, machillion,excitified, hundredteen, etc.). I enjoyed reading about her adventures of trying to be grown-up and how she even made herself look like a business woman. I would definitely read this book aloud to a lower elementary class to discuss proper/acceptable behaviors and also to introduce a "What I want to be when I grow up" writing lesson.

    27. Frannie is like a younger, more modern Amelia Bedelia, often misinterpreting the actions and words or her elders, in this case her teacher and the radio station's announcer, which just as often land her in serious trouble with these same elders. I liked its humor, and how Frannie works toward making amends when she realizes her mistake. I would recommend to Gr 2-4 readers.

    28. Frankly, I mean Frannie, can't help but to get herself into trouble even though she's only trying to help. I like that this story has a moral that I believe stands out more than the other similar transitional chapter books. She's also a girl after my own heart; she's looking forward to having an assistant and an office when she gets to be a grown up in eleventy-billion years. :)

    29. I'm only halfway through the first cd and the Frannie-isms are killing me already. Might be more bearable in print, but I'm not sure.Clarification: I listened to Frankly, Frannie Check, Please on audio and found it semi- annoying. Then I read this book in print, and I was right- the Frannie-isms are much cuter in print.

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