Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 3 to 8
- Grade: p to 3
- Reading age: 3 to 8
In this Franklin Classic Storybook, Franklin likes being a big brother ... most of the time. But when his little sister, Harriet, wants to play with his favorite stuffed animal, Franklin doesn't want to share. As they tug at the toy, something terrible happens. It rips! Franklin's mother fixes it, but he remains angry and hides the toy in his closet. Then Franklin discovers it's not the toy that makes Harriet happy --- it's her big brother who brings a smile to her face. Franklin decides that maybe sharing isn't so bad after all.
About the authors
Paulette Bourgeois est l'auteure des albums mettant en vedette Benjamin la tortue. Traduites dans 38 langues, les aventures de Benjamin se sont vendues à plus de 60 millions d'exemplaires à travers le monde! Benjamin et la Saint-Valentin a remporté la troisième position au palmarès Communication-Jeunesse des livres pour les jeunes.
When asked what she hopes children will learn from her books, Paulette Bourgeois explains: "It is most important to look for the wonder in ordinary things." Some of this wonder, and a curious anxiety, spill over into her character Franklin. The world's best-loved turtle overcomes the challenges of the everyday life of a five-year-old in a way that resonates with children. Since 1986, Franklin and Paulette have championed a fear of the dark, boastful fibs, thunderstorms, new friends, museum dinosaurs,...
When Paulette finished writing her first book, Franklin in the Dark, she knew that she would always write stories for children. With each new book, she imagines a child turning the last page and giving a satisfied sigh. Paulette explains: "I want readers to feel connected to my storybook world - to feel, to smell, to touch and to explore the landscapes, both internal and external, that I have created. As I write, I draw on my own experiences and find it easy to remember emotions and situations."
Although Paulette is best-known for the Franklin books, she is also the writer of fiction and non-fiction for young readers. In her non-fiction writing, she explores another realm of wonders with her young readers. She shares "amazing" information on many topics: from apples to potatoes; from fire fighters to Garbage Collectors; from the moon to the sun! What's next, the universe! The Sun: Starting with Space was shortlisted for a Science in Society Book Award (1995), given by the Canadian Science Writer's Association, and won the honor of Parents' Choice Approval, given by the US Parents' Choice Foundation (1997).
Currently, Paulette is endeavoring to write longer books for children, and trying to follow the advice she gives to children: "Read, read, read and write, write, write."
Brenda Clark a illustré plus de 30 albums mettant en vedette Benjamin. La célèbre tortue et ses nombreux amis sont vite devenus populaires dans le monde entier. Brenda habite Port Hope, en Ontario.
Brenda Clark has illustrated more than 30 Franklin (Benjamin) titles and numerous activity books for the series. Franklin (Benjamin) and his friends quickly became popular around the world and by 1997 the first animated episode of Franklin (Benjamin) was televised. Brenda helped to launch a series of Franklin spin-off books. She also assisted with approvals for merchandise created from the illustrations. Brenda is still painting and lives in Port Hope, Ontario.
- Short-listed, Young Adults' Choices, International Reading Association
- Winner, Our Choice , Canadian Children's Book Centre
Other titles by Paulette Bourgeois
Other titles by Brenda Clark
Marketing Dynamics Course Guide
Canadian Edition 2013
Franklin in the Dark
Finders Keepers for Franklin
Marketing Dynamics Online
Student Website, School License (Unlimited Users/Unlimited Term), Canadian Edition 2013
Marketing Dynamic Online
Student Website (One-Year, Single-User Access Code), Canadian Edition 2013
Canadian Edition 2013