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
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?

About the Author

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.

Praise For…

“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

Product Details
ISBN: 9781646140886
ISBN-10: 1646140885
Publisher: Levine Querido
Publication Date: April 5th, 2022
Pages: 64
Language: English
Series: Frank and the Puppy