Frankie’s Magical Day: A First Book of Whimsical Words by Michelle Romo gets a big “thumbs up” from my preschool friends. They love its neon colors and the find-the-picture searches. Its rugged, board book format can withstand repeated browsing and poring over the pages. 

First graders find this upbeat, 2018 book an exciting way to share newly acquired reading skills with the help of picture clues. Also, I’m using it with young English language learners who find it an easy way to apply new vocabulary skills in talking about themselves and their neighborhood. It’s a winner!

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