Franny's Friends

Franny's Friends

by Kruusval
     
 

Franny and her friends are going on an outing. They find a cozy little place under a tree for a picnic. After a delicious snack, it’s time for an expedition. But Franny has so many friends to keep track of. And suddenly Itty Bitty Kitty and Little Heddy are gone . . . But no worries, they can’t have wandered too far off. And when the group searches

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Overview

Franny and her friends are going on an outing. They find a cozy little place under a tree for a picnic. After a delicious snack, it’s time for an expedition. But Franny has so many friends to keep track of. And suddenly Itty Bitty Kitty and Little Heddy are gone . . . But no worries, they can’t have wandered too far off. And when the group searches together, it isn’t long before the missing friends are located.

Sweet, humorous ink-and-watercolor illustrations accompany this charming tale of friendship and imagination.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

PreS-K- Franny is a sweet little girl who plans a picnic for her seven stuffed animals. The simple outing runs into trouble when the two smallest guests, Itty Bitty Kitty and Little Heddy, fall into a hole and can't get out. When Franny does a count to check on her friends, she realizes that the two are missing. The remaining toys and Franny use teamwork to carry out a successful search and rescue. The adventurers head home after this happy conclusion to their busy afternoon. Kruusval's pastel-shaded illustrations capture the story's charm. Young viewers will enjoy helping Franny to keep track of her (six furry and one feathered) friends through the book's uncluttered design. Each animal is drawn with a liveliness that will seem wholly believable to a young child engaged in imaginative play. An excellent addition.-Maura Bresnahan, High Plain Elementary School, Andover, MA

Kirkus Reviews
A little girl leads her friends on an outing but follows them home. Croakie Crow, Barry Bear, Honey Bunny, Ginger Giraffe, Dashie Doggy, Heddy Hedgehog and Itty Bitty Kitty are Franny's seven friends. One day Franny announces they're going on an outing and everyone follows her down the path with Itty Bitty Kitty at the end. After a break for juice and buns, Franny leads them on an expedition up and down a hill with Itty Bitty Kitty and Heddy valiantly trying to keep up. When Itty Bitty Kitty and Heddy stumble and roll into a hole, Franny and the others don't even notice. But as Franny decides it's time to go home, she discovers her two friends are missing. A frantic search ends with Itty Bitty Kitty and Heddy rescued and Franny realizing that sometimes a good leader needs to follow. Charming line-and-watercolor illustrations feature the very cute friends and their fearless leader on an innocent outing slightly reminiscent of Christopher Robin and his own bevy of stuffed pals. The simple plot provides a lighthearted lesson in the responsibilities of friendship. (Picture book. 3-6)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789129668360
Publisher:
R & S Books
Publication date:
04/01/2008
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 10.38(h) x 0.29(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

CATARINA KRUUSVAL has written and illustrated many books for children. She lives in Mölndal, Sweden.

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