Franklin in the Dark by Paulette BourgeoisFranklin in the Dark by Paulette Bourgeois

Franklin in the Dark

byPaulette BourgeoisIllustratorBrenda Clark

Picture Books | August 1, 2013

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This larger-format special collectible edition of the first Franklin book celebrates the 25th anniversary of the world's most beloved turtle.
Includes never-before-seen archival material and personal letters from the author and illustrator that offers a fun behind-the-scenes peek at this Canadian classic.
A perfect gift for long-time fans and a new generation of readers alike.

In the Franklin Classic Storybook that started it all, poor little Franklin has one of the most common childhood afflictions --- he is afraid of the dark. This is particularly distressing for Franklin as he happens to be a turtle, and the darkness he fears is, of course, inside his own shell. Bravely, with shell in tow, he sets forth to seek help and in the course of his travels discovers a bird who is afraid of heights, a polar bear who is afraid of the cold, and even a hydrophobic duck. In the end, Franklin discovers that everybody is afraid of something, even his own mother, and his response to what he has learned is guaranteed to draw a smile.
Paulette Bourgeois is the author of more than 40 books for children, including the In My Neighborhood series and Oma's Quilt. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.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 th...
Title:Franklin in the DarkFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:32 pages, 8.5 × 7.5 × 0.25 inPublished:August 1, 2013Publisher:Kids Can PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1771380071

ISBN - 13:9781771380072


Rated 5 out of 5 by from So cute and heartwarming! Paulette Bourgeois does an amazing job at showing how it's okay to be afraid of things that others think you shouldn't be afraid of. Instead, there are ways to help you manage your fears, which everyone has. Also another great story for anyone who loves Franklin the turtle, but honestly this is such a great book to have to read to little kids.
Date published: 2018-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still great I read this book when I was a kid and have fond memories of it (even my parents remember it fondly). I really enjoy reading it with my kids too. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from In the dark Great for a little who is scared of the dark! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute book I bought this for my class. It's a great way to get students to open up to things that they are afraid of. My students completed a retell task for this book, it was great since they could relate to the book.
Date published: 2017-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love this book! for Children of 3-5 years old. They feel that they are not the only ones to get scared of dark and how to overcome fears. Fantastic book!
Date published: 2017-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great story Another great Franklin book.
Date published: 2017-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book Teaches kids to confront their fears.
Date published: 2017-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great series It is a great series. Can be a good recommendation for early/young readers.
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Franklin Great story to help kids overcome their fear of the dark.
Date published: 2017-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Great story, enjoyed it a lot as a kid!
Date published: 2017-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Perennial Favorite This was my favorite Franklin book growing up, as I was also afraid of the dark. When I started building a collection for my children this was one of the first books I made sure to buy. Now it is one of my sons favorites.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Story I love Franklin books! I could really relate to this one as a kid.
Date published: 2017-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute Love the Franklin books, this is a great story to teach kids about overcoming their fears and that everybody has them.
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! Awesome book that helped my son overcome his fear of night time. Thank you!
Date published: 2016-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute story! In this story, Franklin has a fear of his dark shell when he sleeps and so he travels around to ask different animals for help and learns that each animal has their own fear. In the end, Franklin returns home and comes up with a solution to calm his fear. This is a great story to read to kids about overcoming their fears and learning that everyone is afraid of something.
Date published: 2016-11-20