Bergers Book Reviews

Fabulous Franko and His Fabulous Toys


Author: Jane Matlock
Illustrator: Kate Seeley
Publisher: Think-a-lot Toys
Genre: Children
ISBN: 9780975671917
Pages: 32
Price: $17.99

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Fabulous Franko loves his toys, and the bigger and more extravagant, the better. So when he crashes his little red sports car, it’s only natural that he goes out to make a plane. But every toy Franko has, he loses, and alas, one day his bank account runs dry.

This charming tale of the boy who always needs a new special toy of his own is told in well-flowing and easy to read rhyming verse. Kate Seeley’s beautiful pastel illustrations show us the intricate details of Franko’s world, bringing this boy’s fantasy to life. And since this book was published in Australia, a glossary translates the British English phrases to American English.

Fabulous Franko and His Fabulous Toys reminds us that we don’t always need to have the flashiest and most expensive toys, for once Franko runs out of money, he’s forced to turn to his imagination instead. Love, laughter, and friends will be our ultimate source of happiness in the end.

Reviewer: Alice Berger

January 17, 2011 - Posted by | children

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