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Funny Frank Paperback – August 12, 2003
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Jemima's Uncle Ted who is a vet, comes up with the idea of a wet suit. Can Jemima's mum, Carrie, make one out of an old green water bottle? This does help Frank but he still can't swim fast due to not having webbed feet. What will Carrie invent to put on Frank's feet? Whatever it is and you'll have to read the book to find out, it works wonders and soon Frank is zooming around the pond faster than the ducks.
When Frank matures a little, although he has been trying to sound like a duck, one day out comes a big "Cock-a-doodle do!" This sets him thinking about his future and as time goes on, he doesn't spend so much time in the water but watches the other chickens more closely. Noticing this, the family have to decide what to do. What is best for Frank?
Meanwhile Gertie, rightly or wrongly, has disowned this strange son of hers. One night however, that all changes when staying out a little later than is safe who should save her from the fox? This is the night that Frank decides he wants to go back to sleeping in the hen house and not with the ducks. Who is Gorgeous and how does the story end?
We read this hilarious, good humored book as a family in one sitting and thoroughly enjoyed it. It is well-written and there are a lot of illustrations keeping even our 4 year old seated the entire time! Lots of laughs as you read about Frank's escapades. The moral of the story is that although Frank wanted to be a duck for a while, he was created a chicken and that was the best life for him. Yes, he had fun pretending to be a duck for a time but found full satisfaction in being who he really was meant to be. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
What I like about this book:That it's about a chicken. (I like chickens.)
What I dislike about it: That the other chickens dislike him.
As Frank grows up, he yearns to have a place among the chickens. Does the author give us a tale of understanding and acceptance? No. Instead, Frank gives up what made him happy so he can fit in. Wow...great message to put out there for children.
children to read by purchasing great books for them
to build their thirst for reading. This is a funny,
book about farm life, courage and a wonderful childrens
What book is this?
Do you know who wrote it?
Uh, Dick King-Smith!
What's it about?
Haha, no, I mean what happens in the book?
He gets killed.
Who gets killed?
Uh, Funny Frank's family.
Oh yeah, some of them do get killed.
But not his mom. Who saves his mom?
The fox come and she was killed but she wasn't killed.
Who scared the fox away?
Uh, Funny Frank!
That's right! So what kind of animal is Funny Frank?
Is he really a duck?
So can he swim in the pond with the other ducks?
No, he can't.
But ducks can swim. Isn't he a duck?
No, he's not. He's a chicken.
Ah, he's a chicken. So how does he swim? Does someone help him?
Jemia! (she means Jemima)
What does Jemima give Frank?
A wetsuit! And feet!
So he can swim?
Would you like to put on a wetsuit and feet and go swim with ducks?
What happens when Funny Frank grows up? Does he grow up to be a duck, or a rooster?
A rooster! He says Cockle-doodle-do!!
And he doesn't try to be a duck anymore?
No, but he still goes to the duck pond to say hi.
Did you like this book?
What was your favourite part?
All the ducks!
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