Three Classic Franklin Stories Volume Eight: Franklin Wants a Pet, Franklin's Blanket, and Franklin's School Play

Three Classic Franklin Stories Volume Eight: Franklin Wants a Pet, Franklin's Blanket, and Franklin's School Play

by Paulette Bourgeois, Brenda Clark

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Overview

Franklin Wants a Pet In this Franklin Classic Storybook, Franklin 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 ever since he was small, he really wanted a pet. Franklin’s Blanket In this Franklin Classic Storybook, our hero can’t go to sleep without his favorite blue blanket. One night he can’t find his tattered old blanket and must try to get along without it. Franklin’s School Play In this Franklin Classic Storybook, Franklin has been chosen to play the Nutcracker Prince in his class’s production. But will he be too nervous to say his lines when the big night arrives?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781453246078
Publisher: Kids Can Press, Limited
Publication date: 12/20/2011
Series: Classic Franklin Stories Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 96
File size: 62 MB
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Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About 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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Franklin Wants a Pet ? Franklin's Blanket ? Franklin's School Play


By Paulette Bourgeois, Brenda Clark

Kids Can Press

Copyright © 1995 Contextx Inc.
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-4532-1874-7



CHAPTER 1

Franklin could count by twos and tie his shoes. He could sleep alone in his small, dark shell. He even had a best friend named Bear. But Franklin wanted something else. He wanted a pet.

Franklin had wanted a pet since he was small. But whenever he asked, "May I have a pet, please?" his parents said, "Maybe someday."

Franklin waited for a long time. He often pretended to have a pet. He took Sam, his stuffed dog, for walks. He taught Sam tricks. He even helped Sam bury some bones. But Sam wasn't a real pet.

One day, Franklin asked his parents again, "May I have a pet, please?"

Franklin's parents looked at each other.

"We'll think about it," they answered.

At first, Franklin was happy because they did not say, No. Then, Franklin became worried. His parents could think about things for days and days.

That day, Franklin visited Bear and told him all about the pet he wanted.

"If I had a pet, it would be a bird," said Bear.

"Why?" asked Franklin.

"Because birds sing beautiful songs," said Bear.

"Birds are nice," said Franklin. "But their loud singing may wake me too early."

Franklin waited until morning before asking his parents if they had finished thinking yet.

"Not quite," said Franklin's mother. "We need to know that you could care for a pet."

Franklin nodded his head up and down.

"Could you feed your pet?" asked Franklin's father.

Franklin nodded again. He almost said please one hundred times in a row but he stopped himself.

Franklin visited Beaver and told her all about the pet he wanted.

"If I had a pet it would be a cat," said Beaver.

"Why?" asked Franklin.

"Because cats make purring sounds," she answered.

"Cats are nice," said Franklin. "But you never know where they are."

Later that day, Franklin asked his parents, "Are you finished thinking?"

"Not yet," they answered.

"Please hurry," said Franklin.

His father sighed. "Franklin, this is a big decision. A pet costs money to buy and to keep."

Franklin offered all the money in his piggy bank and hoped it was enough.

After counting his pennies, Franklin visited with Goose and told her all about the pet he wanted.

"If I had a pet, it would be a bunny," said Goose.

"Why?" asked Franklin.

"Because bunnies have wiggly whiskers."

"Bunnies are nice," said Franklin. "But I think whiskers might make me sneeze."

After three whole days, Franklin was tired of waiting for his parents to finish thinking. He had a plan!

He brought Sam to the breakfast table. "I have been taking care of Sam for a long, long time," he said. "I will take good care of a real pet, too. I will feed it. I will clean its house. We can take it to the vet if it gets sick."

Franklin's parents smiled. "It sounds as if you've been doing a lot of thinking, too," they said.


(Continues...)

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Table of Contents

Contents

Franklin Wants a Pet,
Franklin's Blanket,
Franklin's School Play,

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