Tuesday, April 7, 2015

F is for Frankie's Perfect Home by Beverly Stowe McClure - A to Z 2015 Challenge



Title:                           Frankie’s Perfect Home
Written by:                 Beverly Stowe McClure
Illustrated by:             Alexander Morris
Soft cover:                   15 pages
Ages:                           4-8
Publisher:                    Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.
Print ISBN 13:            978-1-61633-162-7
eBook ISBN 13:          978-1-61633-163-4
Published:                   June 2011
Print Price:                  $9.95
eBook Price:                $5.00

Frankie Armadillo has had enough of his cramped living quarters and sneaks off into the night. Determined to find the perfect home he treks from place to place. Starting out in a hole beneath a house, to tunnels beneath trees, to deserted barns, and more; no place meets his expectations. Scared, hungry, and cold Frankie Armadillo continues his quest for what he believes will be the perfect home.

Will Frankie realize that “there is no place like home?” or will he find a place to call his own?

“Frankie rested for a minute. “I can’t give up now, I need a place to sleep.” So he lifted his chin, slipped out of the log, and stepped into the softest soil that squeezed right through his toes.”

Journey along with Frankie Armadillo on an adventure like non-other and discover what Frankie comes across and learns what he knew all along.

Beverly Stowe McClure brings to life the world of Frankie Armadillo in a delightful imaginary way that the reader almost forgets Frankie is not human. Frankie’s Perfect Home is sure to be a wonderful addition to your home or school library for the youngest of children.

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21 comments:

  1. It sounds cute. I didn't know Beverly had written a story about an armadillo.

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    1. Thank you, Alex. He's not soft and cuddly, but I like him.

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  2. Another book from Beverly! She has to hold some kind of record.

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    1. It's amazing how Beverly can easily go back and forth from picture books to middle grade to YA!

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    2. No, Lee. I've just been around a long time. :)

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  3. Sounds like a cute book.

    ~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
    Member of C. Lee's Muffin Commando Squad
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

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    1. Beverly create a wonderfully unique story!

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    2. Thanks, Patricia. It was fun to write.

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  4. This is such a sweet story and I love that Frankie is an armadillo - a surprisingly cute animal that is often overlooked in storytelling.

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    1. Yep, Beverly has created a unique keeper!

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    2. They are cute little animals, Kai. I guess a lot of people don't know about them because they live in a limited area.

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  5. Frankie here. Thank you, Ms. McDine for featuring me today. You're so nice.
    Beverly here. What a pleasant surprise, Donna. Thank you so much. We have armadillos on our place and they so fascinated me I had to write Frankie's story. Alexander's artwork made the story come alive. We're jumping up and down with happiness. :)

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  6. Sounds like a great book, Beverly. Congrats! Thanks, Donna. The only time I have come close to an armadillo was in college when someone had a stuffed armadillo with them while we were waiting in line for football tickets:)

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    1. Thank you, Karin. I won't even ask why they had a stuffed armadillo. :)

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  7. Great to meet fellow wordsmiths who keep books imagination alive for children!!
    A Happy A to Z Donna and best to you Beverly

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  8. Sounds fun. I'm sure it's the first time I've seen a book starring an armadillo.

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    1. Thanks, NIck. It seems that a lot of people know very little about the armadillo. Having a family of them living in our pasture caught my interest.

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  9. My youngest grandson would love this. Sounds so cute. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. My pleasure, Sharon. Thanks. I hope your grandson enjoys it if he has a chance to read it. Have a lovely day.

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