Frank has a tendency to blurt the most hurtful facts and then be bamboozled that others don’t appreciate his truthfulness. As we journey with him, we find it is possible to mention positive truths and overlook those that might hurt people’s feelings.
Told with humour and signposts to the consequences of thoughtless words, Being Frank is the perfect starting point for discussions about how our words can affect other people’s feelings.
It is true that we should always tell the truth, but finding the right way to serve it —with more sugar and less pepper—is a great skill. Being Frank is the perfect teaching tool for children with social communication challenges and anyone faced with the dilemma of choosing between telling the truth or preserving a friend’s feelings.
Title: Being Frank
Author: Donna W. Earnhardt
Illustrator: Andrea Castellani
Publisher: Flashlight Press, $19.95 RRP
Publication Date: 2012
Format: Hard Cover
For ages: 9+
Type: Picture Book