Thursday, August 04, 2011

Frankly, Frannie: Principal for the Day

Principal for the Day (Frankly, Frannie)

Frankly, Frannie: Principal for the Day
by A.J. Stern
illustrated by Doreen Mulryan Marts
Grosset&Dulap/Penguin Young Readers, 2011
review copy purchased for my classroom library

Frannie Miller (Frankly B. Miller, when she's being professional) loves work and all the trappings that go with it -- briefcase, resume, name it. But she's a big-picture kind of girl, and the details of all the jobs she's tried out in this series have tripped her up with calamitacious results.

Now Frannie has (remarkably...I mean...what are they THINKING??) won the Principal for the Day essay contest at her school. Based on her track record for muddling up the world of work, Principal Wilkins has enforced a strick "three strikes, you're out" policy.

How fast can you count to three? In the beginning it's interrupting classes. In the middle, it's the copy machine, and in the end, it's the most beautiful red, shiny box Frannie has ever seen.

That Frannie!


  1. Sounds like fun! Another PB on a similar theme is Summer Jackson Grown Up by Teresa E. Harris.

  2. This looks like a great mentor text for teaching character development. Thanks for posting!

  3. I can't wait to add this to my library! Any suggestions on good reads for the first week in 5th grade?


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