Franklin Is Bossy, Franklin Plays the Game, and Franklin Is Messy

Franklin Is Bossy, Franklin Plays the Game, and Franklin Is Messy

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by Paulette Bourgeois
     
 
Franklin Is Bossy Franklin has lots of friends and one best friend named Bear. They play tag, hopscotch, and ball. But Franklin always wants to pick the game and make the rules. No one wants to play with him—he’s too bossy! In this Classic Franklin Storybook, Franklin learns he can’t always have his own way. Franklin

Overview

Franklin Is Bossy Franklin has lots of friends and one best friend named Bear. They play tag, hopscotch, and ball. But Franklin always wants to pick the game and make the rules. No one wants to play with him—he’s too bossy! In this Classic Franklin Storybook, Franklin learns he can’t always have his own way. Franklin Plays the Game In this Franklin Classic Storybook, our hero can count forwards and backwards. He can zip zippers and button buttons. He can slide down a riverbank by himself. He can even sleep alone in his small, dark shell. And he’s trying very hard to be the best player on his soccer team.  Franklin Is Messy In this Franklin Classic Storybook, our hero can count forwards and backwards. He can zip zippers and button buttons. He can slide down a riverbank by himself. He can even sleep alone in his small, dark shell. But Franklin is so messy that he can hardly ever find his things!
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781453218594
Publisher:
Kids Can Press, Limited
Publication date:
05/17/2011
Series:
Classic Franklin Stories
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
1,257,919
File size:
4 MB
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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Franklin is Bossy ? Franklin Plays the Game ? Franklin is Messy


By Paulette Bourgeois, Brenda Clark

Kids Can Press

Copyright © 1993 Contextx Inc.
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-4532-1859-4



CHAPTER 1

Franklin the turtle could zip zippers and button buttons. He could count by twos and tie his shoes. He had lots of friends and one best friend, named Bear. They played tag and marbles, hopscotch and ball. But one day something awful happened. Franklin and Bear had a fight.

It was a steamy summer morning. Franklin told his friends, "Let's play marbles." And they did.

After a while, Franklin said, "I'm tired of marbles, let's have a race."

"You always pick the games," grumbled Bear.

Franklin paid no attention.

They started to run. Bear was in the lead. Goose followed close behind. Franklin saw that he was losing and cried out ...

"Slowest one wins!" as he crawled across the finish line last.

"That's not fair," said Bear.

Franklin ignored him. "I'm tired of running, let's play baseball."

Bear did not put on his mitt. He did not put on his cap. He was mad.

"It's too hot. I don't want to play," said Bear.

"Me neither," said Beaver.

"It's not too hot!" said Franklin.

"Is too," said Bear.

"Is not," said Franklin.

"I don't want to play with you, Franklin!" shouted Bear.

"And I don't want to play with you, either!" Franklin shouted back.

Franklin stomped all the way home.

"What's wrong?" asked his father.

"There's no one to play with," answered Franklin.

"Maybe your friends will come by later," said Franklin's father.

"Maybe," he said.

In his room, Franklin built a castle. He made a cape to be brave in. He made shields and swords and suits of armour. He drew pictures. He played house. He read stories. He played by himself for one whole hour, and then he didn't know what to do.

So, Franklin went looking for company.

His friends were in the river, cooling off.

"Are you still hot?" he asked.

"No," they answered.

"Then let's play ball," said Franklin.

Before anyone had a chance to say a word, Franklin started giving orders. "Bear, you play first base. Goose and Beaver, you go to the outfield. I'll be the pitcher."

"No way!" shouted Bear. "I don't want to play with you. You are too bossy."

All of Franklin's friends nodded.

"Bear's right," they said.

Franklin turned his back and went home.


(Continues...)

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Meet the Author

Paulette Bourgeois worked as an occupational therapist and a print and television journalist before she began writing for children. When Franklin in the Dark, was released in 1986, it became a bestseller—and the Franklin phenomenon was born. Paulette has gone on to write over 30 Franklin stories illustrated by Brenda Clark that have been published around the world. Although Paulette is best known for the Franklin books, she has also written other children’s titles, including a number of non-fiction books and the award-winning picture book Oma’s Quilt. Paulette lives in Toronto, Ontario.  After graduating from the illustration program at Sheridan College, Brenda Clark worked as a freelance illustrator for children’s magazines and books. When she was asked to illustrate Franklin in the Dark, Brenda researched turtles and other animals in order to give Franklin and his friends as many authentic details as possible. In addition to over thirty Franklin collaborations with Paulette Bourgeois, the duo created another picture-book classic, Big Sarah’s Little Boots. Brenda Clark is also the illustrator of Sadie and the Snowman and the award-winning Little Fingerling. Brenda lives in Port Hope, Ontario.


 

Paulette Bourgeois worked as an occupational therapist and a print and television journalist before she began writing for children. When Franklin in the Dark, was released in 1986, it became a bestseller—and the Franklin phenomenon was born. Paulette has gone on to write over 30 Franklin stories illustrated by Brenda Clark that have been published around the world. Although Paulette is best known for the Franklin books, she has also written other children’s titles, including a number of non-fiction books and the award-winning picture book Oma’s Quilt. Paulette lives in Toronto, Ontario. 

 


After graduating from the illustration program at Sheridan College, Brenda Clark worked as a freelance illustrator for children’s magazines and books. When she was asked to illustrate Franklin in the Dark, Brenda researched turtles and other animals in order to give Franklin and his friends as many authentic details as possible. In addition to over thirty Franklin collaborations with Paulette Bourgeois, the duo created another picture-book classic, Big Sarah’s Little Boots. Brenda Clark is also the illustrator of Sadie and the Snowman and the award-winning Little Fingerling. Brenda lives in Port Hope, Ontario.

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