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Franklin Says "I Love You"

Franklin Says "I Love You"

Series: Franklin
by Paulette Bourgeois Illustrated by Brenda Clark

Franklin is a very lucky turtle. He has the best friends, the best little sister, the best goldfish and, of course, the best mother. But when he discovers that his mother's birthday is coming up, he can't find the best present.

After giving it some serious thought, Franklin decides to do everything for his mom. On the morning of her birthday he takes her breakfast in bed, makes a brooch, draws a picture and cuts fresh flowers from the garden! And then Franklin gives his mom a great big hug and says "I love you" — which is, of course, the best gift of all.

6, 7, 5
Interest Level
Grades K - 2
Grade Level Equivalent
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Tandem Library
Bedtime Stories, Series

About the Author and Illustrator

Paulette Bourgeois 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.
Brenda Clark Brenda Clark

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