Franklin Rides a Bike

Franklin Rides a Bike

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by Paulette Bourgeois, Brenda Clark
     
 

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At the beginning of spring, Franklin and all his friends have training wheels on their bikes. But soon Franklin is the only one who can't ride without them. Every time he tries he falls down, and he's beginning to get discouraged. His mom finally convinces him to keep with it, and Franklin finally rides on his own. Full-color illustrations.

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At the beginning of spring, Franklin and all his friends have training wheels on their bikes. But soon Franklin is the only one who can't ride without them. Every time he tries he falls down, and he's beginning to get discouraged. His mom finally convinces him to keep with it, and Franklin finally rides on his own. Full-color illustrations.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Dr. Judy Rowen
Franklin hasn't learned to ride a bicycle, except with the training wheels in place, while his friends are wheeling all over town. After one spill into the flower garden, he gives up. Finally, he realizes that his friends had trouble learning other things that came easily to him, so he works on riding his bicycle a little harder. Franklin is a turtle, and his friends are other anthropomorphic creatures in the colorful illustrations. Thankfully, all of the characters wear their helmets while riding.
Children's Literature - Meredith Kiger
Franklin fans will enjoy this tale of Franklin's attempts at accepting a new friend into the neighborhood. Moose looks awfully different and he is big, but Franklin finds out that he isn't much different than Franklin himself. A nice story of accepting those who look different. Franklin is featured in more than a dozen other stories, including Franklin and the Tooth Fairy, Franklin Rides a Bike, and Franklin's School Play.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
K-Gr 3--Two books that present slices of life that have significance for children. In Franklin's New Friend, the turtle befriends Moose, who's new in town, even though Franklin is afraid of him because he's so large. In the second title, Franklin feels left out when his friends learn to ride their bikes without training wheels. As he tries to overcome his fear of falling, he realizes that other activities, such as swimming, are easy for him. Finally, he decides to put pads on his knees and elbows, and he learns to ride. In both titles, the writing flows smoothly, while the bright, cheery watercolor illustrations match the books' sunny outlooks. The only drawback, especially in the first title, is the ease with which resolutions are reached. Franklin overcomes his uneasiness around Moose to become his friend all in one morning. While this may be unrealistic, the author does present a positive picture of accepting others regardless of physical differences.--Martha Topol, Traverse Area District Library, Traverse City, MI

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780590693332
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
03/28/1997
Series:
Franklin
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.46(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile:
370L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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Franklin Rides a Bike 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hooray
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You shoud read
hannah23 More than 1 year ago
I read the book Franklin rides a bike by Paulette Bougeois and Brenda Clark. Boom, onto his butt he goes that's what happened to Franklin when he was trying to ride his bike without training wheels. He was jealous that all of his friends could ride a bike without training wheel. They would all be having so much fun with races and hanging out together. He tried once and didn't quite get it and fell and just gave up right away. Then he remembered that all of his friends had had this problem before, but not in the same activity. He was inspired because all of them have achieved something when they set there mind to it and that's what he wanted to do and be proud of it. I liked this book because it was inspiring and it made me happy because 1) I love turtles and 2) I had trouble riding a bike too. This book is in the Franklin series and there is also a Franklin television show which features the same thing as the book. Some of the other Franklin books are Franklin in the Dark, Franklin is Lost, Franklin goes to School, Franklin has a Sleepover, Franklins new Friend, Franklin's Bad Day and many many more. I would recommend this book to people who like short, inspiring stories that are also fun. This is a children's book. I like to read this series to my little brother before he goes to bed (he's 3). A lot of little kids would like this book. The writing style is easy because it is meant for younger kids and it is not hard to understand. I would rate this book a 5 star out of 5. -Hannah
Anonymous More than 1 year ago