Monday, January 18, 2021

Fourth in Wanda Luthman's Franky Series Picture Books for Children

Title: Franky The Fearless Flamingo

Series: Franky the Flamingo, 4th in Series 

By Wanda Luthman

Illustrator: Mara Reitsma

Available Paper and Ebook at Amazon

ISBN: 9781734009934 (2020)

Genre: Environment / Children’s Picture Book

 

 

 

                        Doing Good! Just Because

 

Frankie Does It Again with Lessons for the Planet
And for Living Better Lives

 

 


How lovely to have a children’s author who is also has a counseling background. Though I think of this Franky book (and Wand Luthman’s others) as little lessons in saving the planet, this one is the story of a crab who decides not to live up to his name learns about compassion from Franky to whom he owes gratitude but ends up being anything but mean and crabby. 

 

Young children will love the rhyme, the relatable expressions of the animals he or she meets, but my hope is that they will remember the lines: 

“Herman (the Crab) had learned to use his strength for good

To help someone in need just because he could.”

 

It seems this Franky story also shines as an anti-bullying story. 

 

I have given my grandsons a copy of all of Luthman’s books for the empathetic stories, for environmental lessons, but also for the beautiful illustrations by Mara Reitsma, who, as it happens, almost always includes one of my favorite animals—a turtle—in her Florida-influenced artwork. It’s the Ocean! It’s the Color. It’s the variety of animals! 

 


Fourth in Wanda Luthman's Franky Series Picture Books for Children


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