Book Review: Frankie, The Walk ‘n Roll Dog by Barbara Gail Techel

Title: Frankie, The Walk ‘n Roll Dog
Author: Barbara Gail Techel
Illustrator: Victoria Kay Lieffring
Publisher: Joyful Paw Prints
Released: January 11, 2008
Website: http://joyfulpaws.com/

Book Summary:
A true, inspirational story about a dachshund whose life started out just like any other dog walking on all four paws until a spinal injury leaves her paralyzed. Frankie is custom-fitted for a wheelchair and learns to keep on rolling. Her zest for life will have you cheering and she will give you hope that all things are possible. Frankie will leave an everlasting and loving paw print on your heart. A book for all ages to teach overcoming challenges and also compassion for the physically challenged.

This book is sure to be a hit with dog lovers.  A story of hope and inspiration that shows the love, care and dedication of Frankie’s family.  My 6 year old daughter was fascinated by this book and we both learned something new.  We ended up going online to look at pictures of dogs who use the doggie equivalent of wheelchairs to get around.

The illustrations of the dog were well done but some of the other illustrations, especially those of people, were not my favorite.  There was a lot of text on the pages making it a longer read aloud and a couple times my daughter was ready for the page to be turned before I was done reading.

An interesting story about overcoming challenges and not giving up.

Rating: 4 Stars – Great Book

Source: From Author