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Franklin's Big Book of Stories: A Collection of 6 First Readers
     

Franklin's Big Book of Stories: A Collection of 6 First Readers

by Sharon Jennings (Adapted by), Sean Jeffrey (Adapted by), Alice Sinkner (Adapted by), Shelley Southern (Adapted by), Sasha McIntyre (Adapted by)
 

This popular collection starring the lovable turtle Franklin includes six first readers: Franklin and the Scooter, Franklin and the Contest, Franklin and the Bubble Gum, Franklin and the Stopwatch, Franklin and the Magic Show and Franklin and the Cookies. In each story, Franklin faces a unique problem common to the everyday lives and experiences of young

Overview

This popular collection starring the lovable turtle Franklin includes six first readers: Franklin and the Scooter, Franklin and the Contest, Franklin and the Bubble Gum, Franklin and the Stopwatch, Franklin and the Magic Show and Franklin and the Cookies. In each story, Franklin faces a unique problem common to the everyday lives and experiences of young children. Whether it's an overwhelming desire to get a scooter of his own, a dilemma over what to do when he inadvertently "steals" all the bubble gum from a machine or the conflicting desire to eat all of his cookies while also wanting to share them with others, Franklin faces up to each situation with honesty, a generous spirit and a lot of ingenuity. With his good friends Bear, Fox, Beaver and Rabbit nearby to lend a hand, Franklin always manages to find a terrific and age-appropriate happy ending to his dilemma, teaching children that no problem is ever too big to resolve.

Crafted for early readers, the stories all contain short sentences, and every page has clear, easy-to-follow illustrations, which provide contextual clues to any words children may stumble over. Each story begins with the same two sentences — "Franklin can tie his shoes. Franklin can count by twos." — helping to build reading confidence through repetition. A favorite from books and the beloved television show Franklin and Friends, the familiar characters in these stories are widely appealing, making this a comfortable choice for new readers.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Carrie Hane Hung
Join Franklin and his friends for six adventures, which are based on several of the television series' episodes. Franklin the turtle, originally created by writer Paulette Bourgeois and illustrator Brenda Clark, deals with different challenges in amusing ways. Each story begins with a couple statements, such as that Franklin knows how to count to two and tie his shoes (oddly, in the illustrations, Franklin does not have shoes on his feet). Then, the problem or conflict is stated. For instance, in the first story, Franklin knows how to ride a scooter but he does not own one. His challenge is to figure out a way to get a scooter. A few of the stories have an abrupt storyline such as the one about the contest. Readers must infer that the contest involves doing something continuously for five hours and that the magazine is sponsoring the contest. The book is part of the "Kids Can Read" series. The text is geared for early readers but the flow of the stories can be difficult to follow. Younger children will probably enjoy looking at the brightly colored illustrations and hearing the stories read aloud. Reviewer: Carrie Hane Hung

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781771380287
Publisher:
Kids Can Press, Limited
Publication date:
08/28/2013
Series:
Kids Can Read Series
Pages:
184
Sales rank:
436,458
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
290L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Sharon Jennings is an award-winning author of many books for young people, including C'mere, Boy! and Bearcub and Mama, a finalist for the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. Sharon lives in Toronto.

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