Author(s): Alison Lester
When Frank was four he ate three bags of candy fish. Nicky cut off her braid. Tessa dressed up the cat. Ernie started wearing glasses. Clive took off his training wheels. And Rosie s pony arrived on Christmas morning. But Celeste danced in her first ballet and received a standing ovation.
What did you do?
Here is a cheerful scrapbook of the small hurdles and accomplishments of childhood, featuring the familiar cast of characters from the CLIVE EATS ALLIGATORS series. With humour and charm, Alison Lester depicts the children as they grow from age one to seven, each in their own special way. A lively, interactive book that incorporates easy counting skills and a memory game, WHEN FRANK WAS FOUR will have kids laughing at their own unique moments.
Alison Lester is one of Australia s most popular children s authors and illustrators. She began illustrating children s books after she had her first child, and today has illustrated more than 25 books for children. Alison has won several awards for her writing and illustrating, including the 1989 CBC Honour Book Award for THE JOURNEY HOME, and Best Designed Children s Book for ROSIE SIPS SPIDERS. WHEN FRANK WAS FOUR reached number one in the bestseller list and was also a CBC Notable Book. Alison lives on a farm in rural Victoria with her husband and their three children. Previous Books: ISABELLA'S BED, THE JOURNEY HOME, RUBY, CLIVE EATS ALLIGATORS, TESSA SNAPS SNAKES, ROSIE SLIPS SPIDERS, CELESTE SAILS TO SPAIN, ERNIE DANCES TO THE DIDGERIDOO, THE THING SERIES (WITH ROBIN KLEIN).