Franklin and the Radio by Caitlin Drake SmithFranklin and the Radio by Caitlin Drake Smith

Franklin and the Radio

Adapted byCaitlin Drake Smith

Picture Books | August 1, 2014

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When Franklin sees (and hears) what a terrific job his friend Fox did fixing up the old, broken radio that Franklin had put in the junk box during the Turtle Family Clean-Up and Giveaway Day, he has second thoughts about having thrown it away. So his sympathetic friend Fox offers to give the now like-new radio back to him. Though this pleases Franklin at first, after a little while, he starts to feel uncomfortable about having taken the radio that Fox had worked so hard on. ?Aren't you happy to have the radio back?? his friend Bear asks him. ?I don't know,? says Franklin. ?Something just doesn't feel right.?

As with all the books in this series based on the ever-popular 3D-animated TV series Franklin and Friends, this one will have wide appeal for its endearing characters and the wonderful lessons it provides young children about how to deal with difficulties they commonly face in their lives. Here, children can ponder what it means to make a decision and regret it later. In the end, Franklin follows his heart and realizes that the radio makes Fox far happier than him. This book would make a wonderful tie-in to character education lessons on kindness, integrity and fairness. A great read aloud, it could also be used to launch classroom discussions about the environmental issues of reducing, reusing and recycling.
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...
Title:Franklin and the RadioFormat:Picture BooksProduct dimensions:24 pages, 8.38 × 7.5 × 0.12 inShipping dimensions:8.38 × 7.5 × 0.12 inPublished:August 1, 2014Publisher:Kids Can PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:177138123X

ISBN - 13:9781771381239

Appropriate for ages: 3



Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book for Young Kids! My kid's love Franklin books and this one was no exception. My two youngest are 3 and 5 years old and this book was really able to hold their attention. As a parent, the thing I like most about this book is there was a lesson to be learned. It is a great way to teach your child a valuable lesson in a fun way, that is easy for them to understand. I would highly recommend this book and all the Franklin books, to anyone with young children. It makes a great bedtime story that they are sure to love! *Generously received this ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Date published: 2014-10-06

Editorial Reviews

Learning from personal experience as well as from the actions of those around him, Frank- lin discovers that happiness can be found by creating it in others.-Resource Links