Title: Frankly, Frannie: Doggy Day Care
Author: AJ Stern
Illustrator: Doreen Mulryan Marts
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
Concepts: jobs, job search, human resources
Review: Precocious Frannie Miller is back for another zany adventure during her quest to find the perfect office job. When her teacher remarked that Frannie had a way with animals, Frannie quickly decided to get herself a job as a veterinarian's assistant. Vets, of course, all had offices, so that criterion was satisfied. If only her parents would let her retire from school so she could work for Dr. Cats (a.k.a. Dr. Katz) for a while.
Finding surprising resistance to that idea, Frannie stumbled upon the perfect opportunity to get some training. Her aunt's sheep dog appeared to have a limp, and Frannie decided he needed medical attention. But how would she get that enormous dog to the local vet? This sequel in the Frankly, Frannie series provides another humorous opportunity to talk economics with children, specifically about what it takes to find a job. With her penchant for trouble, it may take Frannie a while longer before her job search comes to fruition.
Review by: Rutgers University Project on Economics and Children