Franklin Wants a Pet

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Kids Can Press, 1995 - Franklin (Fictitious character : Bourgeois) - 30 pages
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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.

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User Review  - hvachetta - LibraryThing

Franklin wants a pet, but his parents aren't sure he's ready for one. In this story, Franklin's parents describe all the work that goes into taking care of a pet, and he shows that he is ready to ... Read full review

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User Review  - D.Holliman - LibraryThing

Franklin books do a great job of teaching various lessons, values, and morals to young readers. In this book readers learn about the responsibilities and commitment it takes to have a pet. In the book ... Read full review

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About the author (1995)

Paulette Bourgeois was born July 20, 1951 in Winnepeg , Canada. She graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1974 with a B.Sc. and worked briefly as an occupational therapist before returning to Carleton University to study journalism. She has worked in television and print before writing her first book, Franklin in the Dark. Although Paulette is best-known for the Franklinthe Turtle books, she is also the writer of fiction and non-fiction for young readers. Her book, 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).

Brenda Clark is best known as the illustrator of the original Franklin the Turtle series written by Paulette Bourgeois. Other popular titles she has illustrated include Sadie and the Snowman, Big Sarah's Little Boots, and the award winning, Little Fingerling. Brenda lives in Port Hope, Ontario.

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