HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Franklin Is Bossy by Paulette Bourgeois
Loading...

Franklin Is Bossy (original 1994; edition 1998)

by Paulette Bourgeois

Series: Franklin

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
668414,360 (3.92)None
Member:ChantalBerho
Title:Franklin Is Bossy
Authors:Paulette Bourgeois
Info:Scholastic (1998), Paperback, 29 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:***
Tags:friendship, conflict resolution

Work details

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

None

None.

Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

Showing 4 of 4
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 |
Franklin is a great series of books that kids love. This one is about how Franklin is bossing his friends around and they don't like it. They get mad and end up getting in a fight. Franklin ends up apologizing realizing he is wrong and they all make up. I used this as a problem/solution book to teach that apologizing is a way to solve a problem. ( )
  jnd017 | Apr 20, 2013 |
This is a fantasy picture book for the primary grades. In this story of Franklin, he gets in a fight with Bear because Franklin wants to play certain games and Bear does not. Franklin gets so bossy, that his friends decide to go home instead of play. Franklin goes home upset to play by himself. After stewing in anger and feeling bad about what he did, Franklin apologizes to Bear and when they have a conflict later, they make a compromise that works for everyone.
This book is a good example of fantasy because all of the characters are animals that are personified by their words, looks, actions, etc.
This book is done in colored pencil.
This book characterizes Franklin as a bossy turtle. The facial expressions in the illustrations help portray his feelings as he deals with the conflict.
This book could be used in lessons about friendship.
This book could be used in lessons about dealing with conflict among peers and how to compromise. ( )
  ChantalBerho | Nov 20, 2012 |
$4.50
  hse | Apr 13, 2007 |
Showing 4 of 4
no reviews | add a review

» Add other authors (1 possible)

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Paulette Bourgeoisprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Clark, BrendaIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Varela, Alejandra LopezTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0590477579, Paperback)

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.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:04:29 -0400)

(see all 5 descriptions)

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

(summary from another edition)

» see all 3 descriptions

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
59 avail.
2 wanted
1 pay

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (3.92)
0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5
3 3
3.5 1
4 5
4.5 1
5 2

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 94,496,993 books! | Top bar: Always visible