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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Review: Franklin Wants a Pet (Franklin the Turtle)

User Review  - Margaret Welwood - Goodreads

What kindergartner can't identify with a child, even a child turtle, whose parents take SO long to make a decision? And who doesn't want a pet? Franklin books are always a good choice, with bright ... Read full review

Review: Franklin Wants a Pet (Franklin the Turtle)

User Review  - Kayla Heenan - Goodreads

Franklin is so great at relating to students in the kindergarten through second grade age groups. The pictures are so vibrant, they really capture the eye. In this particular story Franklin decides he ... 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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