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1. Yertle the Turtle
by DR SEUSS
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Asin: 0394800877
Catlog: Book (1958-04-12)
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Sales Rank: 752
Average Customer Review: 4.86 out of 5 stars
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Yet more wisdom cast down from high atop Mt. Seuss, this cheerful trio of tales teaches some valuable lessons in humility--thanks to a sharp-eyed worm, a bragging bear and rabbit, a fuzzy-tailed bird, and a couple hundred turtles led by their foolish King Yertle.

Yertle's story leads off with his attempt to build a bigger kingdom on the backs of his loyal subjects (literally). King of everything he can see, Yertle orders his turtles to stack up under him to build a towering throne.("He made each turtle stand on another one's back and he piled them all up in a nine-turtle stack.") But a plain little turtle named Mack--stuck at the bottom--decides he's had enough. ("I know up on top you are seeing great sights, but down on the bottom we, too, should have rights!")

Following Yertle's downfall, a whiny girl-bird named Gertrude McFuzz wishes she had two feathers, just like Miss Lolla-Lee-Lou: "One droopy-droop feather. That's all that she had. And, oh! That one feather made Gertrude so sad." But even when Gertrude gets her wish--and then some--she finds that vanity has its price. Meanwhile, in "The Big Brag," a proud rabbit and an even-prouder bear duke it out in a battle of the senses, arguing over who's the best of the beasts, only to get their clever comeuppance from a wild-eyed little worm. (Ages 4 to 8) --Paul Hughes ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Dr. Seuss understands leadership
Yertle the turtle is a great book on leadership. It teaches you how NOT to be a leader. Yertle ordered the other turtles to pile up in order that he could be on top and be "king of all that I see." In the end the turtles collapsed and Yertle was back on earth with the rest of the turtles.

We see so many leaders that are like Yertle. Climbing all over others to get to the top. They often take the big fall much as Yertle did.

True leaders will develop those who work for them. The other "turtles" will elevate the leader to the top creating a sound foundation to allow the leader to stay at the top.

Don't be like Yertle.

5-0 out of 5 stars To the store, the book's no bore, Dr. Seuss scores once more
Three great Dr. Seuss Stories in one book.

Yertle The Turtle presents what Dr. Seuss does so well -- Reaching kids with good morality tales that are fun and easy to commit to memory. The three lessons (Don't be greedy, be happy with how you look, and don't try to one-up each other)are well presented in a format that's fun and leads easily to discussion.

The art is fun, as always, and the poems clever. Dr. Seuss scored with this one, also.

5-0 out of 5 stars tower of turtles!
I LOVE this book! Yertle is just soooooo selfish! He is King of all he can see! But he can't see very far! So he sits on turtles! Then they fall! Ouch, that must have hurt! Poor Yertle! But he deserved it! GREAT book!

4-0 out of 5 stars lessons on greed, pride, and envy
The book of Proverbs (in 16:12 to be exact) states that "It is an abomination for kings to commit wicked acts, For a throne is established on righteousness." Yertle the Turtle (Who Dr. Seuss modeled on Hitler) commits just such an abomination...he fulfills his avaricious desires by abusing his fellow turtles. It is a fun story that packs a message.

The other stories are entertaining as well:

"The Rabbit, the Bear and the Zinniga-Zanniga" is about a wily rabbit who escapes from a hungry bear by the use of its wits.

"The Big Brag" has a particullarly funny ending. A little worm chastizes to the Bear and the Rabbit for having nothing better to do than sitting around and bragging about their capabilities.

"Gertrude McFuss" is about the insidiousness of envy. One feather...two feathers...we always seem to want more. This is interesting reading for those of us here in America which is absolutely driven by consumerism--which is really just envy wearing its "Sunday Best."

Yertle the Turtle is yet another jewel in the crown of the doctor...I recommend this book.

4-0 out of 5 stars Another great book from Dr. Seuss...
My daughters are huge Seuss fans. My six year-old, in particular, loves the way Seuss puts words together with his irresistable blend of scansion and rhyme. His books can be read on several levels at least, and most of his stories contain some sort of lesson or other that a parent can use to initiate discussions about larger topics.

This book has three stories, one about an ambitious turtle, one about a vain bird, and one about two silly braggarts. All three are short, can be read easily, and raise questions about morals which young children can understand and explore. My favorite of the three is the first, Yertle the Turtle, and his insatiable quest to be the biggest and best, which leads to his eventual downfall.

This is not my absolute favorite of all Seuss's books, but it's a good one, and one I can recommend heartily for any parent and child. ... Read more


2. Old Turtle and the Broken Truth
by Douglas Wood, Jon J. Muth
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Asin: 0439321093
Catlog: Book (2003-09-01)
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Sales Rank: 6106
Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars
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From the author of the award-winning legend of peace, Old Turtle, comes a soulful new tale about the wise old turtle who advocates listening to the "language of breezes...learning lessons from stones and animals and trees and stars." In this story, a truth falls from the stars, breaking in half when it lands. Crow, Fox, Coyote, and Raccoon, each pick up this piece of truth but discard it because of its rough edges and broken nature. But when a human being finds it, noting the words "You Are Loved" written on it, he and his people cherish it as their most important possession. Time passes, and jealousy, fear, and anger rise up in the people who hold this Great Truth, as well as in those who do not have it. The world begins to suffer. Finally, it's up to a little girl to seek understanding and a solution to the woes of the world.

Old Turtle and the Broken Truth's new age allegory is exquisitely wrought, in word and in picture. Douglas Wood's prose is the timeless language of fables, meshing perfectly with Jon Muth 's radiant watercolors for an experience anyone seven to one hundred and seven can appreciate. (All ages) --Emilie Coulter ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Compelling Story + Elegant Watercolors:=Ageless Picture Book
I picked this book because I love turtles and I was intrigued about what on Earth (or anywhere, for that matter!) the Broken Truth might be....

Through Douglas Wood's narrative, I was taken to a land where every stone was a teacher and every breeze a language, where every lake was a mirror and every tree a ladder to the stars.....

And then in a brief moment, the sight of the Broken Truth falling to the ground in an especially poignant watercolor by illustrator Jon Muth.

I found the unfolding story to be told gently and with great care. As one other reader noted, it echoes so clearly many of the challenges which are inherent in humankind today.

And then, on the other hand, I am very familiar with this place where every stone is a teacher, every breeze a language, every lake a mirror and every tree a ladder to the stars.... Very worthy read... and very worthy of sharing with children and grown children everywhere.

4-0 out of 5 stars Old Turtle returns with another bit of wisdom for the people
In this sequel to the beloved "Old Turtle," the people of the Earth are living in peace until they discover a powerful truth that gives them strength and happiness. The result is that the Earth is soon full of suffering and war until one little girl seeks out Old Turtle, who tells her that what the people do not realize is that the great "truth" is broken and incomplete. It is then up to the little girl to travel back to the world and pass on the precious piece of wisdom that will provide the people with the whole truth.

While I certainly like the idea of a "broken truth" as a metaphor for explaining why so much goes so terribly wrong in the world in which we live, I had to admit that I was rather disappointed by the revelation of what were the two halves of the broken truth. The completed message is certainly worthwhile, and an important one for everyone to appreciate and understand, but I am not sure why half of that truth (the first half in this case), would create a world of war and suffering. However, young readers will not be sidetracked by such practical concerns and should find the message of "Old Turtle and the Broken Truth" to be something that meets their expectations. Douglas Wood's story is complimented by watercolors by Jon J. Muth.

5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Story
Having never heard of or read "Old Turtle", I am not sure WHY I was compelled to look at this book while at the book store today. Perhaps it was the awesome watercolor on the cover..? At any rate, I sat and read the entire book. I remember looking up twice to see if anyone noticed how choked up I was getting - NOT the reaction I was expecting out of myself, but then again, I wasn't expecting to sit down and read one of the most eloquent, beautiful stories I've ever read. I immediately purchased it for an environmentalist/animal rights activist friend of mine, a brilliant girl with so much passion and ability to change the world, who of course I was reminded of by the little girl in the story. This book so amazingly sums up so many of the problems in our world and collective conscience, and so brilliantly pulls them all together into one fundamental flaw in our thinking, whether it's our ignorant views towards animals, nature, or the middle-east, etc. And it offers hope. I can't wait to give it to my friend!

5-0 out of 5 stars Insightful!
This simple story is actually quiet complex and compelling, revealing the consequences of self-righteousness and intolerance. Within the first few pages, the author quickly sets the stage for conflicts that Old Turtle can explain with his insight and understanding. This is a timely story, as we are often confronted today with accepting others' viewpoints and cultures.

5-0 out of 5 stars Most children's books aren't just for children...
This story of a broken truth and the secret to peace and happiness is a remarkable tale for children and adults. Children may not grasp the full meaning of the story, but they may appreciate that it is a child who helps the world. Adults will find that the simple truth gives them chills. The watercolor illustrations are as beautiful as the tale.
I bought this book for my friend's birthday. Once you read it, you, too, will want to share it with those around you. ... Read more


3. Franklin Goes to School (Franklin)
by Paulette Bourgeois, Brenda Clark
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Asin: 0590254677
Catlog: Book (1995-09-01)
Publisher: Scholastic
Sales Rank: 21388
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Tiff at GMS
The story was mainly told in the forest. The main characters in the story was Franklin. The minor characters were bear, rabbit,fox beaver skunk. The theme was that this book would be that school is alot of fun and don't be afraid to go there. School is a good learning experience. The style would be that the author has a picture on every page and it has friends playing and having fun on every page.

5-0 out of 5 stars A VERY SWEET AND ENDEARING BOOK
FRANKLIN IS A CHARACTER THAT ANYONE REGARDLESS OF AGE CAN LOVE. IN FRANKLIN GOES TO SCHOOL HE HAS GREAT RESERVATIONS ABOUT THIS NEW EXPERIENCE AS DID WE ALL AND OVERCOMES THEM WITH THE HELP OF HIS FRIENDS. I WOULD RECOMEND ANY FRANKLIN BOOK.

5-0 out of 5 stars Franklin wins the hearts of children the very first time .
All of the Franklin books deal with something a child might face.They are written so it is easy for children to conect with their new found friend, and thats just what Franklin will become. I teach children and Franklin is the most asked for of all the books we have. His stories are great and children learn from his experiences.

5-0 out of 5 stars Our 5 yr old loves the entire series. She reads them aloud.
From the first time our daughter had a "Franklin" book read to her, she's loved the series. Beautifully illustrated and written "up" to a child's level. We wish there were more titles available. ... Read more


4. Franklin Is Messy (Franklin)
by Paulette Bourgeois, Brenda Clark
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Asin: 0590486861
Catlog: Book (1995-01-01)
Publisher: Scholastic
Sales Rank: 44241
Average Customer Review: 4.33 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars A Must-have book for children with messy rooms
The first time I read this book to my son, almost 5 years old, he quietly sat and thought about it for a while afterwards. It actually motivated him to clean up and keep up (well,for a while at least!) his room. It gives a child great motivation to clean up by showing what treasures they might have lost that might turn up. My almost three year old daughter carries it around with her all the time. A wonderful, sweet and funny book!

4-0 out of 5 stars A great teaching book!
We have read this over and over! My son loves Franklin and wehave been able to use this book to help him understand the importanceof taking care of his room.

4-0 out of 5 stars A pleasure to read with my child.
Like all the Franklin books, I found "Franklin is Messy" a delight to read with my young son. The pictures are lively and the story is one many children can relate to in their own lives. Another important feature is the use of cardboard swords as opposed to toy guns, which Franklin and his friends played with. The swords were used against imaginary dragons and not against each other. I would like to thank the authors for that. Children will play these sorts of games, but in this case the friends aren't directing any violence towards each other. ... Read more


5. Franklin Goes to the Hospital (Franklin)
by Sharon Jennings, Brenda Clark, Paulette Bourgeois, Shelley Southern
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Asin: 0439083702
Catlog: Book (2000-03-01)
Publisher: Scholastic
Sales Rank: 94529
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Franklin's shell has cracked, and he needs to be a brave turtle when it's time to go to the hospital. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!
This book was great for preparing my daughter for an upcoming surgery. It went through the basics of what she would experience, even if the reason for the surgery was different, and it was done with a character she was already familiar with. The day of her surgery she was telling me what would happen next.

5-0 out of 5 stars It's Ok
This shows that it's ok to be scared at the hospital. Franklin got hit in the chest at a soccer game. He ends up having to go to the hospital. He thinks that when you take a x-ray. Everyone will see how scare you are inside. Franklin didn't want everyone to know how scared he was. This a good book for any child that has to go to the hospital. I t shows you don't have to be scared. The doctors and nurses are there to help you.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Must-Have If Your Child Is Having an Operation
I purchased Franklin Goes to The Hospital for my 5 year old son, who was having abdominal surgery last week. He loved the book so much, that he read it every night until the surgery. It really explained all of the different procedures involved in going to the hospital - on a level that he could understand! I strongly recommend this book to any parent who is faced with having to explain surgery to a small child!

5-0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommend for young children facing a hospital visit
Franklin came to our rescue by going to the hospital for an operation. My three-year-old son needed surgery and I wanted to prepare him for all the strange equipment, people, and procedures he would experience. This Franklin book actually had him excited to see the hospital. Many of the routine procedures were familiar to him after reading Franklin. His only disppointment was not seeing Dr. Bear at his hospital. ... Read more


6. Franklin Rides a Bike
by Paulette Bourgeois, Brenda Clark
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Asin: 0590693336
Catlog: Book (1997-03-01)
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Sales Rank: 46076
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Everyone Struggles Trying to Learn Something New
We really enjoyed this Franklin book. It shows kids that 1)never give up and 2)everybody struggles trying to learn something new. Franklin thinks his friends will make fun of him since he still has his training wheels on his bike. Franklin then remembers that his friends all had trouble learning new things as well. Franklin then devises an interesting way to learn to ride his bike. Its precious.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
My 5 year old son got this book for Christmas and we have read it every night since! It depicts the struggle for a young Turtle, Franklin, as he wants to learn to ride a two wheeler like his friends, the peer pressure involved and his overcoming his fears to finally accomplish his goal. Excellent story! ... Read more


7. Shelley, the Hyperactive Turtle (Special Needs Collection)
by Deborah M. Moss, Carol Schwartz
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Asin: 093314931X
Catlog: Book (1989-11-01)
Publisher: Woodbine House
Sales Rank: 98722
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Shelley the turtle has a very hard time sitting still, even for short periods of time.During a visit to the doctor, Shelley learns that he is hyperactive, and that he can take medicine every day to control his wiggly feeling.With help from his doctor and love from his family, Shelley feels much better about himself. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Not just for ADHD kids!
This book has been a wonderful resource in helping my 5 year old understand himself. He does not have ADHD, but rather suffers from other neuro-biological behavioral disorders which cause him to be very hyperactive and impulsive. We've read this book many times, and each time he seems to understand a little better that his "wiggles" are not his fault and that we love him just the same!

I highly recommend this book for those parents struggling to explain to their young child what makes them different from others. It's been a fantastic way to "work" with our son in a lighthearted way!

5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Book for the Classroom!!!
Shelley, The Hyperactive Turtle is a great book for the classroom. It helps children to understand the symptoms of ADHD, and children with ADHD are able to relate to the story and see that other children feel frustrated too. I used this book in a college presentation for a class called exceptional children and youth. My teacher and I loved it!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars This is a very appropriate book that describes ADHD
I loved this book and so did my children who all have ADHD. It was extremely helpful. My children were so relieved to find out that they were not alone in their feelings, and that their was someone out there who they could relate to. They love this book and it has generated many questions from them. This book is appropriate for many ages. I gave itto my children's teachers, who requested a book that was appropriatefor the classroom and once they read it, they wanted to order theirown copy. It is child friendly ad very well illustrated. It is gentlenatured and informative. It allows your child to actually understandwhat is going on with them. This is a good book, that your child willask you to read it again and again.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Must For Children With ADHD
This book was valuable to me in two aspects. Both as a student and as a mother. I recently received my BS in Psychology. My core study was in childhood ADHD. This book helped me to understand the disorder from the child's standpoint. I also found it helpful it as a mother. My 6-year-old son was diagnosed with ADHD two years ago. The first time we read the book together, he looked at me with tears in his eyes and said "Mommy, that's me!" I would recommend this book to anyone who has a small child with this disorder. With my son's permission, I shared the book with his kindergarten class and it helped them to understand him a little better. My son loves this book. It assures him that he is not bad or strange. . . just a little more "wiggly and jumpy," as Ms. Moss put it, than other children.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent for explaining ADHD to siblings or ADHD child
Being a parent of an ADHD child can be difficult. Sometimes it is almost impossible to put into the right words what is going on with your child. This is even more difficult when explaining it to children. Shelley is a wonderful character created by Ms. Moss and charmingly animated by Ms. Schwartz. It puts the explanation of ADD/ADHD within the grasp of young children. It also allows for open discussion with them on a simple level. This particular book is staying in my children's library and I recommend to other parents who have ADHD children. ... Read more


8. Franklin's New Friend (Franklin)
by Paulette Bourgeois, Brenda Clark
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Catlog: Book (1997-09-01)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Franklin's New Friend
This is a very good book. I love the Franklin books. This book was about a moose that moved in and no one wanted to be friends with him because he was so big. Franklin ened up being friends with the moose at the end of the book. Moose is really nice and they are glad that they became friends with him.
If you ever get a chance to read this book please do so it is a good book to read!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Franklin's New Friend
As with all of the books in the Franklin series, the topics are approached in an open and non-judgemental way. Franklin's New Friend presents Franklin with the arrival of a new family in his neighborhood. Franklin is encouraged by his parents and teacher to inbrace the potential of making a new friend, without dwelling on the possible misgivings his has. Franklin learns that making new friends is fun, and he does not have to change the relationships he has with his existing friends. ... Read more


9. Franklin's Bad Day (Franklin)
by Paulette Bourgeois, Brenda Clark
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars My friend moved away
This is a very touching book. It shows emotions of what happens when a close friend moves away. Frankin takes it out on everybody. But in the end his father figures out that it was Otter's moving that upset Franklin. His father told him how they can still stay in contact with each other. Franklin sent Otter a puzzle that he made.

5-0 out of 5 stars Another lesson by Franklin
Franklin, our favorite little turtle, struggles through the day after his good friend Otter moves away. Everything seems to go wrong until he finally has a relieving talk with dad and realizes that he hasn't really lost his buddy, but that their relationship simlpy has to take on a new dimension. This is yet another greatly illustrated, wonderful book in the Franklin series, which helps teach life's lessons and morals to our young ones. ... Read more


10. Franklin Fibs (Franklin)
by Paulette Bourgeois, Brenda Clark
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Catlog: Book (1992-07-01)
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Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Franklin Fibs
This story was about a turtle named Franklin who lies to his friends. Franklin's friends can all do something unique like climbing the highest tree, flying over the berry patch without flapping their wings, and chopping down a tree with using just their teeth. Well Franklin gets really jealous so he makes up a lie. He tells all of his friends he can eat 76 flies in the blink of an eye. The lesson this book teaches is not to lie. The age level of this book is about from ages 5-8. I liked this book because it teaches an important lesson that all children need to learn.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Gentle Friend
Feeling overwhelmed by the amazing accomplishments of his friends, Franklin wants to feel important, too. Brashly he fibs about how many flies he can eat in the blink of an eye. Then he must deal with the consequences of his lie. As Franklin learns about proper conduct and relationships, children can identify with the situations of this gentle friend. They may need help in understanding what a fib or a lie is. Now if the authors would only write about Franklin's Awful Word or Franklin is Rude.

5-0 out of 5 stars All Franklin books are the best.
Franklin is the cutest little turtle. I love all the Franklin books. They each teach an important lesson of what children go through growing up. The illustrations are marvelous. Very bright and colorful. ... Read more


11. Franklin and the Thunderstorm (Franklin)
by Paulette Bourgeois, Brenda Clark
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Asin: 0590026356
Catlog: Book (1998-03-01)
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars "WE HAVE NOTHING TO FEAR BUT FEAR ITSELF."
FRANKLIN AND THE THUNDERSTORM is a colorful, entertaining, imaginative young reader book dealing with a relevant issue--FEAR. We all have them so this young reader book is sure to grab the child's attention. There is conflict and character growth, the formula for a great story a child will remember and ask for again.

Franklin's mother sends a reluctant and nervous turtle dressed in galoshes and a rain hat, carrying an umbrella, over to his friend, Fox's house as a storm begins to brew. When he arrives, there are three other animals there sharing their opinions about the approaching thunderstorm such as: "My fur feels funny," says Fox. "My feathers get all ruffled," says Hawk. "I can smell a storm coming," says Beaver sniffing. No one seems to be scared but Franklin. But he is scared enough for all four of his buddies! The storm hits full force and they all run inside. When the power goes out Franklin is so terrified he retreats inside his shell and no kind of coaxing on anyone's part, even treats from Mrs. Fox, will get him out. So Franklin's friends use their imaginations and begin talking about the CLOUD GIANTS. Whether the Cloud Giants are bowling or playing drums in the sky (thunder,) swinging from chandeliers or turning their lights on and off (lightning,) the illustrations are what make the story so great. Beaver quotes Mr. Owl's factual definition of thunder and Franklin, by this time, is out of his shell and smiling. Fox and his friends go back outside and Franklin discovers a rainbow. What Franklin say at the ending rounds out this very special story.

*You should buy this for the funny illustrations of the Cloud giants and what Franklin says about rainbows alone. Wonderful short story for ages 4-8. I got a set of 4 Franklins in a book club for my young daughter and this is her favorite.

5-0 out of 5 stars Afraid
It helps children to deal with fears. In this book Franklin is afraid of thunderstorms. His friends help him thru it when they find out and are supported. This is an excellent book for any child that has a fear.

5-0 out of 5 stars Children Will Enjoy It
Franklin is leary about journeying to his friend Fox's house as an eminent thunderstorm is brewing in the skies above. Through understanding and encouragement from his friends, Franklin learns to deal with the inevitable storm and gains comfort from his friends.

5-0 out of 5 stars It really helps deal with the fear of thunderstorms.
This book is very well written. It makes it easy for children of any age to relate to the story. It also shows children that its okay to be afraid and shows ways to deal with that fear. (for parents too)! ... Read more


12. Into the Sea
by Brenda Z. Guiberson
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Asin: 0805064818
Catlog: Book (2000-06-01)
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Sales Rank: 170956
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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A beautiful, compelling book about the fragile life cycle of the endangered sea turtle.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Delightful for children--and adults!
The artwork lured me to this book. Each page has a marvelous rendition of a sea turtle's nesting saga. The storytelling is accurate but lyrical so even the youngest children will be captivated. I highly recommend it for parents and grandparents to give to the children they love--especially if you're headed for the beach!

5-0 out of 5 stars Kudos from my Grandson
My grandson, Cameron Howard, has checked this book out from the library on numerous ocassions. Despite his generally responsible attitude toward returning books in a timely manner, he just can't get this book back when it's due. Why? Because he is busy reading and re-reading the book. He is captovated by the pictures. He is infactuated with the text and dazzled by the illustrations. He called me up to see if I could get him this book. This seven year old made sure I knew the exact spelling of the author's name and the illustrator's name! It's a hit among the 7 year old crowd! ... Read more


13. Franklin Miente
by Paulette Bourgeois, Brenda Clark, Alejandra Lopez Varela, Alejandra Lopez Varela
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Asin: 1880507692
Catlog: Book (2000-01-01)
Publisher: Lectorum Publications
Sales Rank: 677163
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14. Franklin in the Dark (Franklin)
by Paulette Bourgeois, Brenda Clark
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Catlog: Book (1987-03-01)
Publisher: Scholastic
Sales Rank: 121286
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars One of my favorites
This Franklin book is one of my favorites! All the Franklin books are great! This book teaches kids not to be afraid of the dark! Lots of reading for smaller children, but great pictures!

5-0 out of 5 stars I think every kid was scared of the dark...
This is a book reminds me of all the things i was scared of when I was little, and how i overcame them with the help of my mom. I think that everyone has had their fears when they were little, and many still do. It's a cute book.

5-0 out of 5 stars I'm scared
Franklin is afraid of sleeping in his shell at night. This is every kid's problem being afraid of the dark. So Franklin goes on a trip looking for help, but finds out everybody is afraid of something. It lets the kids know it's ok to be afraid, but also tries to help him overcome being afraid too. The perfect book for a preschooler.

5-0 out of 5 stars My first experience with Franklin - and I'm hooked.
I enjoyed this book myself (a 40-yr-old with no children), and had my 7-yr-old nephew read it to me when he visited. He found it easy enough to read and understand at the same time, but with just enough challenge. Franklin is a delightful turtle who faces everyday things, like being afraid of small, dark places. As he looks for help, he discovers that other friends have fears of everyday things as well. Very sensitively written, humor appropriate for 4- to 8-year-olds. ... Read more


15. Listen, Buddy
by Helen Lester
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Catlog: Book (1997-03-03)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin/Walter Lorraine Books
Sales Rank: 94238
Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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A hilarious romp about a bunny who just can't seem to listen. He is constantly confusing instructions. For example, when his parents ask for a slice of bread, he saws off a piece of his bed. But everything changes when he takes a wrong turn and meets up with Scruffy Varmint. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Very educational
I used this a lot when I was teaching a program called "Peaceful People." Even the very young got the idea about the inportance of listening. I highly rrecommend this book in teaching lessons on listening.

5-0 out of 5 stars silly & fun
My son and I have read this book numerous times. I never tire of the beatifully detailed pictures and the silly listening errors made by Buddy Bunny. You will love it!

5-0 out of 5 stars Hilarious book to read, I had as much fun as the kids.
This is a very funny story of a little bunny, who is cabable of hearing things correctly, but rarely does. This is pretty annoying to Buddy's parents, but still Buddy isn't really motivated to listen more carefully until he mixes up some directions and runs into trouble. Luckily dear Buddy gets out of the jam unscathed, and ready to do some fine listening, too.

Really is one of the more fun stories to read. ... Read more


16. How Little Lori Visited Times Square (Sendak Reissues)
by Amos Vogel
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Asin: 0060284625
Catlog: Book (2001-06-01)
Publisher: Michael Di Capua
Sales Rank: 153961
Average Customer Review: 4.75 out of 5 stars
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Poor little Lori. All he wants is to go see Times Square, but somehow heis thwarted every step of the way. First he takes a subway but gets out at SouthFerry. Then he takes a bus but finds himself at 242nd Street. So he tries ataxi, and here's what happens: The driver says, "Do you have enough money to payme?" Lori answers, "What a silly question! I am much too little to have enoughmoney for a taxi." So the driver says, "Please get out then." Will Lori ever getto Times Square? Maybe with a little help from a very... slow... moving...friend.

The incomparable Maurice Sendak illustrates Amos Vogel's enormously amusingstory, which first appeared in 1963 and has been rereleased for a new generationof lucky readers. Lori's melodramatic range of emotions throughout his arduousday is pure delight for fans of Sendak's familiar artwork, as seen in suchclassics as Where the Wild ThingsAre and In the NightKitchen. Try not to be overly concerned at the idea of a small childwandering the streets of New York alone. This was written in another era, afterall, and the silliness factor far outweighs the "unsafe" aspect. (Ages 4 to 8)--Emilie Coulter ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars What was once lost is found!
I learned a lifetime love of reading from my parents who had the great insight of choosing childrens books for me that treated children with respect. This book is a perfect example of that. It is simple enough for the earliest of readers, yet captivating and enchanting for me then as now.

I loved this book as a child, and for years looked for it as an adult. Finally, when my fiance found it and gave it to me as an adult on my birthday (41st!) it brought tears to my eyes. It is that good. Thank you Messrs. Vogel and Sendak.

5-0 out of 5 stars An Adventure in New York
All little Lori wanted to do was visit Times Square. But no matter how hard he tried to get there, things just didn't work out. He started at 8th Street and took the subway. But instead of going to Times Square, he ended up at South Ferry. So he took a bus and got off at 242nd Street, nowhere near Times Square. He hailed a taxi, but the driver wouldn't take him to Times Square because he had no money. So he rode the elevated subway, but ended up at his Uncle Eddie's house in Queens. And on and on to Staten Island, Idlewild Airport, Central Park and even the 125th floor of Macy's, but not Times Square. Poor Lori had had enough. He sat down on the sidewalk and cried and that's when the talking turtle came walking by. He knew exactly how to get to Times Square..... Written in 1963, Amos Vogel's charming and clever little story is as fresh today, as it was almost 40 years ago. His simple, spare text is wonderfully complemented by Maurice Sendak's inventive, humorous and familiar artwork and together they've authored an ageless treasure the entire family will enjoy. Perfect for children 4-8, How Little Lori Visited Times Square is a winner and a story youngsters will want to read again and again.

4-0 out of 5 stars Frustration Dream about Travel Done as Humor
Almost everyone has a dream now and then when it is impossible to get to where you want to go. In the morning, you may feel more tired than if you had lain awake all night. This book takes that experience, and adds new comic elements to it. Wonderful Maurice Sendak illustrations imaginatively . . . s . . . l . . . o . . . w . . . . . . d . . . o . . . w . . . n . . . . . t . . . h . . . e . . . . . . p . . . a . . . c . . . e.

"(This is a very funny book and should not be read while drinking orange juice or you will spill it!)" Be sure to heed that warning. I suggest drinking nothing more colorful than water.

"One day Lori said to himself: 'I want to see Times Square.'"

Unfortunately, he doesn't quite know where it is or how to get there. He walked to the subway, but ended up at South Ferry. Then a bus took him to 242nd Street. From there, he was soon expelled from a taxi for lack of funds. The elevated subway took him to Uncle Eddie's home in Queens. The boat went to Staten Island. A helicopter flew him to Idlewild Airport (now Kennedy, having been renamed after this book was first published in 1963). A horse and wagon pulled him to the middle of Central Park. A pony trotted him around in circles. Some sea lions just got him wet. An elevator took him to the 125th floor of Macy's (there is no such floor).

He was then crying on the sidewalk, less than 12 blocks from Times Square.

A turtle speaks . . . s . . . l . . . o . . . w . . . l . . . y and tries to help. "So Lori got on, and the turtle started crawling (very slowly of course)."

"AND THIS WAS FOUR MONTHS AGO . . . And nobody has heard from them since . . . ."

The best part of the story is after Lori meets the turtle. Each two-page spread is initially accompanied by only one word, to emphasize the turtle's slowness. Mr. Sendak does a great job of showing how Lori's emotions shift as the turtle continues on speaking slowly.

On the other hand, much of the rest of the book seems somewhat pointless other than to list that there are lots of ways to get around in New York.

A major lesson here is that you need to have both a goal and some idea of how to achieve it. If you don't have a good plan, you had better get a strong partner. This book makes those lessons very well.

Where do you lack clear goals and direction to accomplish those goals? Who can help you quickly to reach effectiveness in your pursuit of the goal? How can you attract their assistance?

Be sure you're moving in the right direction . . . and at the right pace!

5-0 out of 5 stars funny sweet cinematic nyc kids tour with pictures by sendak
Nice book by my dad about me when i was little with pictures drawn by our friend maurice its funny and sad and goes all around 60's nyc to places that don't all exist anymore.

Your kids will enjoy it. ... Read more


17. Franklin Is Lost (Franklin)
by Paulette Bourgeois, Brenda Clark
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Catlog: Book (1993-07-01)
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Sales Rank: 167686
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5-0 out of 5 stars They Needed to Stick Together
Franklin and his friends go out to play and Franklin is told not to go into the woods. His friends play hide and seek and he knows the usual places each of his friends hide, but he believes that the fox is going to try to fool him and go into the woods. So, Franklin forgets what he was told about not going into the woods and he thinks fox is going to trick him and hide in the woods. Not thinking the others would go home without him, Franklin goes into the woods and gets lost. At six o'clock they were all to go home, so the others thought Franklin must have started home, because they knew he was not to go into the woods. They all went home as they were told to do and Franklin was left behind, lost in the woods and it started to get dark. Luckily his parents came and figured out what happened after speaking to all of his friends and found a very frightened Franklin, who went home, ate and went to bed, knowing to follow the rules, and his parents were very happy to have found their son safe but very frightened and alone in the woods.Mrs. Symmington

5-0 out of 5 stars Pay Attention Where Your Going Even When Playing
My preschool daughter loves this book on how Franklin inadvertently gets lost while playing hide and seek. All ends well when Franklin is found by his parents. One cautionary note - the TV show version is different than the book. In the TV show Fox is lost along with Franklin. In the book, Franklin gets lost looking for Fox. My daughter noticed this right away. Regardless, its a very rewarding story.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great for little ones who need to know why they must obey us
My daughter just happened to receive this book from a friend for her birthday. It has been her favorite book ever since. She has learned how important it is to listen to her parents even when we say something she may not like to hear. We always have her best interest at heart. ... Read more


18. Franklin's Bicycle Helmet (Franklin TV Storybook)
by Paulette Bougeois
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Asin: 1550747304
Catlog: Book (2000-03-01)
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Sales Rank: 630585
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Franklin can hardly wait to show off his cool new bicycle helmet at the Bike Safety Rally. But before the rally, he overhears Fox and Beaver making fun of his helmet. Now he's ashamed! Some words of encouragement from Rabbit help him put things in perspective - he likes the helmet, and he's going to wear it! ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars What a lot of good messages in one small book!
This simple story touched on all aspects bicycle safety, enjoying what you think is "cool" instead of giving in to peer pressure, and much more. My 4 year old even remarked about Franklin's borrowed helmet not fitting correctly(something I am always mentioning to a neighbor's child).

This is a good one to have in your collection, especially if you child has even the slightest reluctance about wearing a helmet!

5-0 out of 5 stars Don't follow the crowd
This is a great book in the Franklin series!Franklin learns not to "follow the crowd".His friend's think his new helmet is uncool, but he learns that it's not important what they think... HE likes it, and that's what matters! ... Read more


19. Follow the Moon Book and CD
by Sarah Weeks
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Asin: 0060557443
Catlog: Book (2003-10-01)
Publisher: Laura Geringer
Sales Rank: 80734
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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A rocking narrative ballad with an upswing tropical beat and an upbeat message about friendship and a child's deep bond with nature, this new edition of Follow the Moon is sure to delight another generation of children. A newly hatched sea turtle, whose instinct is to "follow the moon" to find the ocean, is drawn instead by a glittering mirrored ball in a crowded dance club. He is rescued by a young boy who helps him learn to listen to the voice inside his head.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Kids love this story when I read it to them!
I found this book at the Natural History Museum (Smithsonian) in Washington, D.C. I first noticed the hadsome boy on the cover and then decided to see what the story was about. It is an excellent story about a kid who cares about animals and nature. It is a cute story of the boy protecting a baby turtle from harm. He is a good protector of this turtle until it finds safety by "following the moon". I read this story to the children in my YMCA school program and they loved every moment. It definately kept their attention.

5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful illustration!
I'm just VERY impressed by the illustration. Incredible! Story line depicts faithfulness and freindship

5-0 out of 5 stars A beautiful story for all ages
This book was purchased for my class science library. My students instantly fell in love with it and it was one of the year's favorites. I have shared it with colleagues and gotten the same reaction. It's simply lovely!

5-0 out of 5 stars A great book
I enjoyed this book in great detail and had to buy it. The pictures were so stunning and the lesson of the book was to show love and caring to all creatures on earth. A must have for any children's book collection

5-0 out of 5 stars A beautiful story about friendship and caring.
I loved this book! The song is wonderful and moved me to tears when my class and I listened to it today! A must have for any ocean unit or environmental unit! ... Read more


20. Franklin's Baby Sister (Franklin)
by Paulette Bourgeois, Brenda Clark
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Asin: 0439203783
Catlog: Book (2000-09-01)
Publisher: Scholastic
Sales Rank: 105990
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Franklin is thrilled to learn he¹ll be a big brother in the spring. Hecan hardly wait for the new baby, but spring seems a long time away. Franklindoes everything he can to make spring come, but nothing happens. Even the seedhe planted at school doesn¹t look like it will ever become a plant. Then, one day,spring finally appears and something very special arrives Š something little andgreen and absolutely wonderful! ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A wonderful story!
My middle son (then 4)loved this book while waiting for his own baby sister to arrive. The secondary storyline about Franklin worrying over his bean sprout is so sweet.
Now that my daughter is 2, this is her bedtime story of choice. As we get her ready for bed and I ask what book she'd like to read, we have to smile when she says, "Baby sister book!" We tell her all about when we were waiting for her to be born and remember the first time we held her. The boys will listen in, thinking back to that first day in the hospital when their waiting was finally over.

5-0 out of 5 stars When the baby due?
Franklin is impatient for his baby sister to arrive. He feels left out. Just like most kids do when there is a new arrival. He keeps trying to get spring to come so his mom can have the baby. The is so true to want most kids go through when they are waiting for their new baby to come. They get put on the back burner while everyone is focusing on the new arrival.

5-0 out of 5 stars A New Sister
I absolutely loved reading this story to my daughter. This is a great addition the Franklin series and an excellent story for a child who is expecting a new brother or sister. ... Read more


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