Well, hey-hey-hey, we’ve got a couple new early reader friends here today!
Meet FRANK AND BEAN!
I’m eager to eat…er, I mean…MEET them, so I sat down with the fellas to have a frank conversation.
So Frank, you’re quite the solitary, secret fellow. What did you first think when Bean came along?
In three words: short, round, and jarring. Frankly, he’s a loud bean.
Frank’s got a point there, Bean. Why are you so LOUD?
WHAT’S THAT? *banging on drum* WHY AM I SO PROUD?
BECAUSE I’M A ONE-BEAN BAND. LISTEN TO THIS! *crashes cymbals* *toots horn* *bangs gong*
Crash! Toot! Gooooooong!
Bean! She said loud, not proud. Why are you so loud?
Me? Loud? I don’t know what you’re talking about. I am exuberant.
Well, we’ve got one quiet and one loud here. Does your friendship prove that opposites really do attract?
We’re different, but we’re the same in one way. We’re both like to use our imagination and be creative. I make up songs, but I have a hard time coming up with their words. Frank is a writer who keeps a Secret Notebook. What do you write in there, Frank?
Bean, shhh! We can’t give away the end of our story. These people haven’t read it yet.
Oh. Right. HEY, FRANK!
Bean, you don’t have to shout. I’m on the same page as you.
We forgot that we have something else in common too, Frank. We both like jelly donut holes. And Frank? I like you too.
Aw. Thanks, Bean.
Well, your story ends on an interesting note, guys. Do you want to give us a little hint about what may come next?
Sure! Our next adventure is about creativity too. But it’s about creativity in the kitchen. Or a food truck. Bean gets a big idea to compete in the forest’s food truck contest.
Will we win, Frank?
I don’t know. The book isn’t done yet. But I bet we’ll have fun.
Me too. Because we totally rock! *crashes cymbals* *toots horn*
Well, now I need a couple of Tylenol…extra strength…fast acting…
Let’s take a look at the WORLD PREMIERE BOOK TRAILER!
FRANK AND BEAN is an adorable new early reader series from author Jamie Michalak and illustrator Bob Kolar, published by Candlewick. There’s full-color delight on every page, perfect for kids who are moving beyond picture books but don’t want to leave the best part—THE PICTURES!!!—behind. These pals have a tiny bit of a rough (and loud) start to their friendship, but they realize their strengths compliment each other in perfect harmony.
If you’d like to win a copy of FRANK AND BEAN, leave a comment about what makes friendship so special.
One winner will be randomly selected very soon, because Tara has a lot of giveaways for which she needs to pick winners. So she’ll do it all in one fell swoop!
To follow this tour, you don’t even need a VW minibus! (But that would be more fun.)