She begins to explore her new surroundings and encounters exciting things such as a ball, rope toy and blanket. There is just one problem. All of these wonderful items belong to Nico, her foster mom's dog.
Nico cannot believe that his mom has brought another dog into the house! Not only that, but Frankie wants to claim all of his belongings as her own. Nico is not about to let that happen.
Will Frankie ever have her own toys? Will Nico learn how to share? Will Frankie and Nico be able to get along?
I absolutely loved this book! Visually intensive, the book relies solely on the illustrations to tell the story. It almost reads like a comic book. I found this to be a very unique, yet effective technique.
The illustrations are fantastic! Each page reveals another layer to the character of Frankie. Young and old alike with fall in love with Frankie and her adorable facial expressions.
Being a pet parent to five rescue dogs and three cats, I can totally relate to the theme of the story. There is always an adjustment period that takes place when introducing a new animal into the home. The balance is momentarily skewed but in time, new bonds are formed and those who were once enemies become friends.
I also love that this book is based on a true story. It truly warms my heart to read about animals finding loving forever homes that they definitely deserve. I am reminded of my own dogs' adoption journeys, which always brings a smile to my face. Additionally, I love that a portion of the book's proceeds are donated to Austin Pets Alive. This is an amazing rescue organization based out of Texas that actually helped rescue and adopt out the real Frankie.
This is a fantastic book for readers of all ages (especially animal lovers!). There are so many wonderful lessons tucked within the pages. I believe that this book could also be used by local rescue groups and animal shelters as part of a humane education curriculum.