Franklin's Day with Dadby Caitlin Drake Smith (Adapted by), Caitlin Drake Smith
Franklin gets a great idea when he hears that Fox and his dad are spending the day doing "special stuff." "Coolio!" he says. "I'm going to have a Day with Dad today, too!" His dad, Mr. Turtle, thinks this is a splendid idea, but first they have to get to the store to replace their broken rain barrel. Once at the store, they help Mr. Mole hang a sign, and on the way
Franklin gets a great idea when he hears that Fox and his dad are spending the day doing "special stuff." "Coolio!" he says. "I'm going to have a Day with Dad today, too!" His dad, Mr. Turtle, thinks this is a splendid idea, but first they have to get to the store to replace their broken rain barrel. Once at the store, they help Mr. Mole hang a sign, and on the way home, Mr. Groundhog needs help fixing the hole in his roof. Franklin starts to get worried. When will they ever get on with their fun day together? Eventually, Franklin realizes this is their fun day together! He has learned an important lesson about time spent with his dad: "It doesn't matter what we do, as long as we're together."The stories in this series resonate with young children because Franklin and his animal friends consistently face problems and difficulties much like those in children's own day-to-day lives. And Franklin always finds a solution that is easy to understand, realistic and fair. With characters that are well-known to young children through the successful, 3D-animated television show Franklin and Friends, this bright and vivid book would make a wonderful read-aloud for storytime. It offers an excellent opportunity for a tie-in with a character education class about adaptability, kindness or teamwork.
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Title: Franklin's Day With Dad - A Franklin And Friends Book Author: Franklin and Friends Publisher: Kids Can Press Published: 4-1-2014 ISBN: 9781771381154 Pages: 24 Genre: Children's Fiction Tags: Family Sensual Level: N/A Overall Rating: Great 4.5 Reviewed For: Net Galley Reviewer: DelAnne Based on the TV Series Franklin and Friends. Franklin stops to see his friend fox to see if he would like to go off and play, but Fox said he had plans to have a special day spending time with his dad. Franklin liked that idea a lot and ran home and asked his dad if they might spend the day together. Hoping to spend the day fishing, flying kites or other fun activities. When his father agrees, Franklin is overjoyed. Then it seems that everything goes wrong and they are constantly delayed until Franklin is afraid they will never get to spend their special day together. Read along as Franklin and his dad make plans and find them always evolving and changing. Maybe you will learn faster than Franklin that changes in plans do not mean that all is lost and you need to pout. This s a delightful story to amuse and entertain young readers and those who read with them. Plan to spend a little time laughing with your child and talking about how plans might change from time to time, yet still be just what you wanted all along. A great story for all who read it.
I loved Franklin when I was a kid! And now, my kids love him too. Franklin's Day with Dad is a tie in to one of the Franklin TV episodes. In the story, Franklin wants to spend a day hanging out with his dad, doing all sorts of fun things. Franklin gets frustrated when his plans keep getting put on hold as he and his dad help out their neighbors with various projects. Finally, Franklin realizes that even though he didn't get to fly his kite or go fishing with his dad, they spent the entire day together and that is what really mattered. I don't always like these TV tie-in books. In general they tend to be generic, preachy, and long, but this one was pretty good. It wasn't too lengthy and it had a nice message to it. It was a good reminder that quality time together can happen almost anytime. The important thing is to spend time together, no matter what you are doing. The illustrations are not the watercolor paintings that the old Franklin books used to have, but have been digitally rendered instead. While I prefer the watercolor art, these new illustrations manage to maintain the general look and feel of the old Franklin books.