Frank and Bean by Jamie Michalak, illustrated by Bob Kolar, follow the winding path to a friendship between very quiet Frank and very loud budding musician Bean. Frank treasures his alone time and the secret book he writes in. He might realize his life is a bit lonesome but he is content. Here come Bean and his instruments to rock his world! Bean doesn't always hear well so there is ample opportunity for wordplay in this "far out" early reader. It doesn't take too long for them to realize they can help each other by combining talents. Here come the Chili Dogs!