Title: Frankly, Frannie: Rocking Out!
Author: AJ Stern
Illustrator: Doreen Mulryan Marts
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
Concepts: jobs, job search, human resources.
Review: Mischievous Frannie Miller is still intent on finding the perfect office job, no matter what troubles may befall her in the process. This time Frannie has decided she wants to be a concert producer. The local recreational center has had financial difficulties, and community members decided they wanted to try to help save it by inviting a famous musician to give a concert as a fundraiser.
Although Frannie's new position does not involve an office from which to work, she does get an important assignment. She needs to carefully study the rock star's rider and make sure the green room meets all the specifications. Learning what these terms mean is just half the challenge; can Frannie remain on task so that the concert goes off without a hitch?
This latest book in the Frankly, Frannie series provides parents and teachers with another opportunity to talk with children about job searches and the different kinds of occupations in which people work. Adorable Frannie continues to cause problems with each new job she tries, thus ensuring us that she will probably need to search a little longer before finding the job best suited to her unique skill set.
Review by: Rutgers University Project on Economics and Children