Franklin Goes to the Hospital

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In this Franklin Classic Storybook, our hero goes to the hospital for an operation to repair his broken shell, and everyone thinks he's being very brave. But Franklin is only pretending to be fearless. He's worried that his X-rays will show just how frightened he is inside. With the help of Dr. Bear, Franklin learns that even though he's feeling scared, he can still be brave.
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Overview

In this Franklin Classic Storybook, our hero goes to the hospital for an operation to repair his broken shell, and everyone thinks he's being very brave. But Franklin is only pretending to be fearless. He's worried that his X-rays will show just how frightened he is inside. With the help of Dr. Bear, Franklin learns that even though he's feeling scared, he can still be brave.
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The satisfying ending, Clarke’s brightly colored illustrations of Franklin and his family, and Franklin’s approach to life will comfort children of a broad age range.

The satisfying ending, Clarke’s brightly colored illustrations of Franklin and his family, and Franklin’s approach to life will comfort children of a broad age range.

Children's Literature - Children's Literature
Franklin the Turtle has had his share of colds and flu, as well as visits to the doctor. But in this story, his shell has cracked and he has to go to the hospital for an operation. Franklin goes through the hospital admission procedure, after hearing his friends and family tell him how brave he is. Franklin holds up well until he gets to the X-ray room. There, he confesses to his doctor that he is afraid his fear will be exposed. The doctor explains what an X-ray can and can't do, and what fear and bravery are all about. The book explains the hospital procedure well and addresses the fears children have about the doctor and hospitals. Beautifully illustrated, this is a great addition to the "Franklin" series. 2000, Kids Can Press, Ages 4 to 8, $10.95. Reviewer: Kit Bloom
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Many children find themselves in the hospital for some kind of medical test or treatment. Parents and friends can relieve anxiety for those children by preparing them ahead of time. Reading this story together provides good information and the opportunity to discuss any disturbing questions. 2000, Kids Can Press, $10.95. Ages 3 to 8. Reviewer: J. Bauman SOURCE: Parent Council Volume 8
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The satisfying ending, Clarke’s brightly colored illustrations of Franklin and his family, and Franklin’s approach to life will comfort children of a broad age range.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781554537259
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 2/28/2011
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 94,024
  • Age range: 3 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Paulette Bourgeois is the author of more than 40 books for children, including the In My Neighborhood series and Oma's Quilt. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Brenda Clark is best known as the illustrator of the original Franklin the Turtle series written by Paulette Bourgeois. Other popular titles she has illustrated include Sadie and the Snowman, Big Sarah's Little Boots, and the award winning, Little Fingerling. Brenda lives in Port Hope, Ontario.

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  • Posted June 15, 2009

    Just what we were looking for

    Our 3 year old was going into the hospital for kidney surgery to repair a blocked uterine line. All the children's "hospital" books we were finding were more about tours or getting a cast. This book was perfect! Talked about the hospital prep, hospital tour, needing to spend the night, etc. We read it several times with our son and brought it to the hospital with us. Our whole family highly recommends!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2011

    Hooray

    I like franklin

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2012

    OK-Other Franklin books rate higher in my opinion

    As always with Franklin books, it tried to deliver a good message, unfortunately I felt this lesson was a little confusing and possibly over some of the little ones heads. I would recommend the book though, just wouldn't be my first choice of the Franklin series.

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    Posted October 5, 2009

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