Monday, December 5, 2011

FRANKLIN'S CHRISTMAS GIFT by Paulette Bourgeois

Franklin's Christmas Gift


Franklin's Christmas Gift
Many of you may know already how much I love Franklin and his group of furry friends.  But for those that don't, I am here to tell you I am a huge fan of Franklin.  The true meaning of Christmas is brought to light in Franklins Christmas Gift...it is better to give than to receive.   My husband and I are struggling right now with trying to explain the importance of giving to our children.  Our world places our children front and center and our frustration rises when they fail to see how lucky they are.  I purchased this book and plan to read it many times before Christmas.  Franklin and his pals are easy to relate to and my children really enjoy these story books.  With Franklin at my side my children will become more generous and grateful through the lessons taught in this story.   I rate this Franklin book 5 out of 5!!!


Book Description:
In this Franklin Classic Storybook, Franklin can’t decide what to donate to his school’s Christmas toy drive. At first, all of his toys seem too special to give away, then nothing seems special enough. With some inspiration from his Great Aunt Harriet, Franklin finally comes up with the perfect gift.



About the Author
Paulette Bourgeois worked as an occupational therapist and a print and television journalist before she began writing for children. When Franklin in the Dark was released in 1986, it became a bestseller—and the Franklin phenomenon was born. Paulette has gone on to write over 30 Franklin stories illustrated by Brenda Clark that have been published around the world. Although Paulette is best known for the Franklin books, she has also written other children’s titles, including a number of non-fiction books and the award-winning picture book Oma’s Quilt. Paulette lives in Toronto, Ontario. 
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