Wednesday, August 29, 2018

BE PREPARED! The Frankie MacDonald Guide to Life, the Weather, and Everything - Book Review and Giveaway


Book Overview:

For kids the world can be a confusing and frightening place and finding a hero to trust is often a daunting task. Perhaps nobody knows that better than Frankie MacDonald.

Frankie is an autistic man who’s spent his life learning everything there is to know about his #1 love: the weather. With the unique set of skills that autism has blessed him with, a digital camera, and YouTube, Frankie has become the world's most beloved amateur weatherman with 99% accuracy in his predictions. He's become so popular and loved that his videos have received more than 10 million views on YouTube to date and he's racked up hundreds of thousands of subscribers who eagerly await each new video.

His book is BE PREPARED! The Frankie MacDonald Guide to Life, the Weather, and Everything and it's packed with delightful lessons and imagery for inquisitive young ones eager to learn about the weather. It is also part autobiography, part field-guide: peppered throughout are the heroic lessons Frankie has learned about how to rise above the challenges of bullies, skeptics, and the everyday world around us. In reading through this captivating new book, children and parents will quickly discover that everybody – no matter what their shape or size or unique life challenge – can rise above and “be prepared!”

My Review:

It wasn't until receiving this book that I discovered who Frankie MacDonald is.  Since then, I've checked out a few of his YouTube videos.  An autistic adult with a passion for weather, Frankie has quite the following.  He may lack development in some parts of life, but that doesn't stop him from being expressive and using his God-given talents.  Frankie taught himself to read weather models and patterns, and can accurately predict the weather a lot of times.  

In his book, BE PREPARED!  readers learn the story of Frankie MacDonald and his life living with autism.  Pictures of him growing up are included.  Lots of information is given not only on him, but also how the autistic brain works.  I found it to be very informative and interesting.  That's just part of the book.

Another part of the book talks about weather.  For instance, readers learn why there's seasons and which places in the world have the coldest weather.  As if that wasn't enough, readers also learn about bullies and gaming.  I know it sounds like this book jumps from one place to another, but that's not the case.  Everything ties together nicely.  I love how this book reflects on the life of someone with autism, discusses bullying, talks about the weather, and so much more.  Frankie MacDonald is quite the guy!

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One person will win a paperback book copy of Be Prepared: The Frankie MacDonald Guide to Life, the Weather, and Everything.

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29 comments:

Maryann D. said...

I absolutely love Autumn best! It is a wonderful season!
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aperry said...

Fall is my favorite season.

Christa Bengtsson said...

Fall is my favorite season.

Nancy said...

I love the colorful leaves and the cool weather so Autumn is my favorite season.

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Darlene said...

My favorite season is summer.

LostGirl9 said...

Summer, always summer! Swimming and camping, oh my!

Leela said...

I like Fall.

bison61 said...

I like spring-winter is over!

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John Smith said...

"Leave a comment on this blog post with your favorite season - Spring, Autumn, Summer or Winter." Autumn. Or maybe Fall. Autumn or Fall. I can't decide!

Renee said...

Fall--oh hurry fall! You can't get here fast enough!!!

Renee said...

I had never heard of Frankie before your post--just watched me some Frankie videos and clicked some THUMBS UP buttons!!!

Jennifers Deals said...

Spring is my favorite.

Sherry said...

Fall is the best season.

James Coyne said...

I like spring

Marilyn said...

Summer is my favorite -- very sad to see it ending. Fall is my second favorite.

wen budro said...

My favorite season is Winter. I love the cold and beauty of it.

LeAnn Harbert said...

I like Spring the best.

Cheryl Chervitz said...

Spring is my favorite. The beginning of beauty.

Jonnie (JB) said...

Autumn is my favorite. I don;t like the heat of summer so the cool down is such a relief for me.

alissa apel said...

I like summer so much! It's my birthday on the first day of summer. I love warm weather. I don't care for it getting dark super early.

Annmarie Weeks said...

I don't like the extremes on either end. So, autumn is my favorite season...when the air gets crisp (but not freezing yet) and the leaves change color and kids are back in school...and Thanksgiving happens!

Jamie Martin said...

Fall for me, please!

Audra said...

I love winter . Snow is my favorite

Jana Leah B said...

Autumn is my favorite season.

Gail Fernandez said...

My favorite season is summer. I hate to be cold, so being warm in summer is awesome, and I like having my kids home from school, going to the pool and beach, etc.

Clair Freebie said...

Fall is my favorite. Still warm enough for shorts and cools down to throw on a hoodie too. Plus there isn't much mud or bugs!

Cassandra D. said...

Summer.

dlhaley said...

Living in Florida, I love winter.

Stephanie said...

I love Fall, but being in Florida, winter is are best weather.