Saturday, December 12, 2015

Frankie Liked to Sing by John Seven & Jana Christy: Book Review

 Frankie Liked to Sing
 Words by: John Seven
Pictures by: Jana Christy

Genre: Biography
Print Length: 32 pages
Publishers:  Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: October 13, 2015
Age Level: 4 - 8 years
Format Read: Hardcover
Received Copy via: via Author/Publisher
Connect with the author(s):
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Frankie Liked to Sing celebrates the life of Frank Sinatra, whose iconic voice changed popular music forever and influenced generations of listeners all over the world. From his early days in Hoboken, New Jersey, to making it big in New York City, Sinatra was determined to follow his dream of being a singer and moving people with his voice. And now, one hundred years after his birth, his legacy lives on with this spirited and loving tribute.
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I want to start out by saying that I am a HUGE fan of the late Frank Sinatra... When I saw that this book existed, I was so excited!  It truly is one of a kind.  Add the fact that this year (today to be exact) marks what would have been the crooner's 100th birthday and I knew I had to have a copy.

After contacting the author, I was delighted when he replied that he'd have the publisher send over a copy for me.  And when the package arrived in the mail, it was like Christmas had come early this year.  This book is both beautiful to look at & wonderful to read.

I am impressed with all that this book entails.  Not only does it tell about Frank Sinatra's love for music throughout his life but it also teaches that it is okay to be different.  Not everyone is going to agree with your style and/or passions but that is alright.  Frankie Liked to Sing is also inspirational in the fact that it tells how Frank went from living in small town Hoboken, New Jersey to making it big all over the world.  Because he loved to sing & wanted everyone to hear him.

This book has certainly earned a 5 Cups of Tea rating from me.  I will continue to recommend it to anyone & everyone willing to listen.  It has been added to my ever-growing collection of Ole' Blue Eyes memorabilia & items.  John & Jana have certainly made my year with this one!

{5 Cups of Tea: One of the Best!!}


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