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Frankie and his parents live a quiet life. Frankie's dad reads for hours in silence. His mum sits upstairs with the crossword. But when Frankie decides to learn the trumpet, everything begins to change. Not only can Frankie hear the sounds he makes - he can see and smell them too! And the more he plays, the more infectious his music becomes . . .A warm and uplifting story about family, noise and colour, featuring stunning artwork that will appeal to all ages.Here Comes Frankie! was the winner of the Booktrust Early Years Award for Best Emerging Illustrator and was shortlisted for the Hampshire Picture Book Award. This cheerful, funny book from Tim Hopgood, the award-winning author-illustrator of WOW! Said the Owl, is as fresh and original as when it was first published.The perfect book for any child who is learning a musical instrument or who loves to sing and dance.
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Tap, clap and dance along with Frankie and his magical trumpet!

About the Author

Tim Hopgood worked as a graphic designer and freelance illustrator before turning his hand to children's books. His book Here Comes Frankie won him the Best Emerging Illustrator category at the Early Years Awards and received critical acclaim. Tim's popular first concepts books, Hooray for Hoppy, WOW! Said the Owl and TIP TAP Went the Crab are also published by Macmillan. Tim is married with two children and lives in the centre of York.

Reviews

Wonderfully warm, cheerful and eloquent . . . a treat * Financial Times * Gloriously uplifting * Daily Mail * Truly inspired and infectiously optimistic -- this book is irresistible * Carousel * Musical magic on the page . . . fantastic! * Booktrust *

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