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Franklin Is Bossy by Paulette Bourgeois

Franklin Is Bossy (original 1994; edition 1998)

by Paulette Bourgeois

Series: Franklin

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Title:Franklin Is Bossy
Authors:Paulette Bourgeois
Info:Scholastic (1998), Paperback, 29 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:friendship, conflict resolution

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Franklin is Bossy (Franklin) by Paulette Bourgeois (1994)



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  SteppLibrary | Mar 13, 2017 |
  SteppLibrary | Mar 13, 2017 |
franklin and bear don't want to play together because franklin is being bossy. Bear doesn't play with franklin and his friends don't want to either. Eventually Franklin understands he can't tell everyone what to do and decides to stop being bossy.
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  TUCC | Oct 7, 2016 |
This book describes Franklin when he is bossy with his friends. He tells his friends what to do, and this effects his relationships with them. In the end, Franklin figures out that it would be best to not be bossy to your friends.

Reflection: This book would be great to use when teaching empathy and showing students how to treat others with kindness. This is a book that could be repeated many times.
  julie.gesinger | Mar 8, 2016 |
This story has two main messages, the first message is it’s important to take turns and share; the second message is to take fault when you’re wrong. In my opinion this is a great children’s book because of its plot and characters. The book is very organized; It presents a clear conflict and solution. The conflict was that Franklin wanted to play baseball and bear didn’t; they ended up not arguing and not playing with each other because they were in disagreement. They resolved their problem by apologizing to each other. I think this really pushes the reader to ponder how they go about solving conflicts, and how they could make better decisions. I also like that even though the characters are animals, they demonstrated believable characteristics of a child. The beginning of the text described these characteristics, “Franklin the turtle could zip zippers and button buttons. He could count by twos and tie his shoes. He had lots of friends and one best friend, named Bear. They played tag and marbles, hopscotch and ball.” As soon as the text begins the reader is able to develop a connection with the characters in the book. ( )
  Bwatso12 | Oct 1, 2014 |
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Paulette Bourgeoisprimary authorall editionscalculated
Clark, BrendaIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Varela, Alejandra LopezTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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With more than 100,000 paperback copies of Franklin books sold, this gentle turtle hero faces a new but common childhood dilemma--learning that no one likes a bossy friend. Tired of playing alone, the repentant Franklin apologizes for being bossy and gratefully agrees to play along. Full color.

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When Franklin keeps picking the games without listening to his friends' suggestions, they decide to play without him.

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