Title: Frankly, Frannie: Miss Fortune
Author: AJ Stern
Illustrator: Doreen Mulryan Marts
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
Concepts: jobs, job search, human resources.
Review: That hilarious troublemaker Frannie Miller is back again in her continued search for the perfect office job. This time Frannie has started her own business. Inspired by the fortune teller who entertained the guests at her father's surprise birthday party, Frannie has opened her very own fortune-telling business at school.
Frannie replaces her trusty office briefcase with a ready supply of fortune telling staples, including her makeshift crystal ball and tarot cards. She even has three assistants, a dream come true. But what if the fortunes she makes up for her classmates actually do come true?
This newest installment in the Frankly, Frannie series provides parents with another opportune moment to talk with children about job searches and the different kinds of occupations in which people work. With Frannie continuing to wreak havoc with each new job she tries, she will probably need to search a bit longer before finding that perfect job suited to her unique set of talents.
Review by: Rutgers University Project on Economics and Children