Here Comes Frankie! Paperback – Illustrated, 3 Apr 2009
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Wonderfully warm, cheerful and eloquent . . . a treat (Financial Times)
Gloriously uplifting (Daily Mail)
Truly inspired and infectiously optimistic -- this book is irresistible (Carousel)
Musical magic on the page . . . fantastic! (Booktrust) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
When Frankie starts to play, amazing things happen!See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
The notes from the trumpet are a rainbow of glossy colour, a fruit salad of music bursting forth like a carnival across the pages. And Frankie's parents begin to tap their feet to the music and the street begins to dance. Bright and bold, this book is a refreshing reminder to parents that peace and quiet is not always what it's cracked up to be. Children should be having noisy, and as you can't beat them, join them!
In addition to being a lovely story, this book introduces the thought-provoking idea for preschool and KS1 children (2-7), what colour different sounds might be, the pictures a melody might elicit in your imagination, and what they inspire in your different senses. My daughter (7) was fascinated by the thought that for some people (synaesthetes) sound, colour, shape and smell and so interlinked that that musicians and artists (e.g. Kandinsky) can see and hear their work in a multisensory way. Brilliant!
PS. Always check inside the front and back covers..full of zany little comments and observations..the funny little things that kids notice and adults miss..except Hopgood, of course!
But that's not why I love this book. It's the illustrations, the most outstanding, beautiful, inspirational designs that fill up every inch of every page. If only they had scratch 'n' sniff bits to complete the multi-sensory experience! The pictures seem so restrained sitting within the confines of a book that I want to buy another copy so I can frame some of them for my daughter's wall so they can burst out into her room.
As for the story, there is a page where Frankie's parents are too absorbed in their own pursuits to pay attention to him. It left me feeling a little guilty due to it's familiarity... A reminder that sometimes we should all just put down what we are all doing, whack the stereo on and have a bit of a sing and dance!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My nephew is called Frankie, so what a hit, I live abroad so not had a chance to read it myself, but was given good reports from my brother and his family. :)Published 17 months ago by Lena C
I love this book. Tim Hopgood has a wonderful way of making quite a complex concept not only accessible but real. Read morePublished on 18 Oct. 2010 by Amazon Customer