The Frank Show by David Mackintosh
  

The Frank Show

Written by David Mackintosh
Illustrated by

Synopsis

The Frank Show by David Mackintosh

There's more to Frank than meets the eye... A quirky, witty and utterly brilliant new picture book from the creator of Marshall Armstrong is New to our School. Frank is your typical grandad, but no one has a grandad like him... If you had to stand up and talk, for one whole minute, about a member of your family, who would you pick? Everyone else chooses really cool people, like Tom's Uncle Marlon who plays drums in a band, or Hannah's mum with her company car. But there's nothing cool about grandad Frank... or is there? In this hilarious, wise and heart-warming story, awesome new picture book talent David Mackintosh shows with a supreme lightness of touch just how much the older generation has to teach us, and how much fun learning from them can be.

Reviews

David Mackintosh's lovely people-filled drawings and witty text introduce us to Grandpa Frank - Independent

A quirky book that bridges the age gap - Junior Magazine

Praise for Marshall Armstrong is New to Our School:

A sophisticated combination of faux-naive pencil drawing, collage and varied layouts makes David Mackintosh's Marshall Armstrong is New to Our School striking. Nicolette Jones, Sunday Times Culture

Even very young readers will ... enjoy how Mackintosh's beautifully underplayed text and genial drawings manage to be empathic to both the leery narrator and the serenely outre object of his misapprehension. Without a whiff of pedantry, Mackintosh skillfully dismantles the narrator's defenses and bonds him to Marshall Armstrong, all the while proving that fun doesn't always fit within the confines of one's comfort zone. Publishers Weekly

About the Author

David Mackintosh was born in Belfast and grew up in Australia. He is a graphic designer, art director and illustrator. His innovative book designs have won him numerous awards in Britain and internationally, and has collaborated with some of the most celebrated names in children's publishing. David lives in London, draws a lot, has a bicycle and built a plastic model of a lunar module while creating this book.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

David Mackintosh
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Publisher

HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date

7th June 2012

ISBN

9780007363995


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