Frank and the Bad Surprise (Frank and the Puppy #1) (Hardcover)

Frank and the Bad Surprise (Frank and the Puppy #1) By Martha Brockenbrough, Jon Lau (Illustrator) Cover Image

Frank and the Bad Surprise (Frank and the Puppy #1) (Hardcover)

By Martha Brockenbrough, Jon Lau (Illustrator)


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Frank the cat has it good: Tons of toys, unlimited Whiskies™ and space and quiet to stretch and nap and think and write.

Then his people bring home a box. A box with something unexpected inside. A puppy.

A puppy who doesn't know the rules of naps. A puppy who slobbers and tackles and barks.

This won't do.

Frank will just have to find a better home. Should be easy, right?
Martha Brockenbrough is the author of This Old Dog. She likes both dogs and cats. Follow her on Twitter at @mbrockenbrough and

Jon Lau tells whimsical stories that are inspired by nature, animals, and our interactions with them. He is based in Los Angeles.
Product Details ISBN: 9781646140886
ISBN-10: 1646140885
Publisher: Levine Querido
Publication Date: April 5th, 2022
Pages: 64
Language: English
Series: Frank and the Puppy
“Brockenbrough’s appealing early chapter book features simple, declarative sentences with lots of repetition and cat-centered humor. Lau’s digitally manipulated, painted illustrations showing a slobbery corgi, an expressive cat, and two brown-skinned humans convey both Frank’s moods and the gentle humor.” -Kirkus Reviews

“A series opener that will delight cat AND dog fans.” -Kirkus Reviews

“Cute and hilarious” - Booklist

“Lots of white space, repeated vocabulary, and humorous spot and full-page illustrations create a welcoming reading environment for youngsters. The fact that Frank’s humans are a mixed-race gay couple only boosts this book’s value.” - Booklist