Franklin, the Little Bubble
Franklin the turtle doesn't like how Aunt T always makes up embarrassing nicknames for him. One day she calls him Little Bubble, and his friends Fox and Rabbit tease him about the silly name! Franklin becomes so worried she'll call him Little Bubble at her party the next day that he decides to make sure no one in town comes. But then his friend Bear tells Franklin that his mom calls him Honey Pot. “Doesn't it bother you?” Franklin asks him. “No. It just means that Mom cares about me,” Bear replies. And suddenly Franklin realizes it's actually a good thing Aunt T makes up names for him --- it means she loves him!
The Franklin and Friends stories, based on the popular 3D-animation television series of the same name, are favorites of young children because they are so relevant to the struggles they face in their own lives. As they become more independent from their families, children often become more sensitive to how their peers view them. Here they are reminded that growing up in a loving environment is not something to be embarrassed about. This book makes for a terrific read-aloud and tool for character education lessons on caring and integrity.
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