Franklin The Detective (Kids Can Read Series, Level 2)

Summary:

When Franklin meets up with is friends, all of them are sad. They can't find their baseball. They hit it, but now it's lost. Franklin listens to what they do know and then sets out to find where the ball. Can he find the ball all by himself? Did his friends give him good clues?


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

The story offers pre-readers and early readers a fun story, with a cute ending. Parents will like that it has a positive message.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction

My daughter picked this book out at the library. She liked the story, and especially liked trying to figure out where the ball went. She enjoyed helping Franklin solve the mystery.

Parent Reaction

The story is easy to follow and has a good message about persistence.

Type of Book:
This book, based on the characters in the Franklin TV series, is part of the easy reader chapter book series Kids Can Read.
Educational Themes:

In addition to helping your child build their vocabulary and practice their reading, you can draw elements out of the story that have meaning for their daily life. You can talk about persistence (even when others walk away or do not support you); friendship; and problem solving.

Reading Level:
2.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
7 to 10
Recommended Age To Read Together:
5 to 8
Age of child:
Read with 4-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow. This is a good story but once you know where the ball went, the story loses its intrigue. It is a good library book!

Title Franklin the Detective
About

Franklin the Turtle series
Kids Can Read, Level 2

Author Paulette Bourgeois
Publisher Kids Can Press © 2004
Illustrators Sasha McIntyre, Shelley Southern, Celeste Gagnon, Laura Vegys, Sean Jeffrey
ISBN 1553374975
Material Hard Cover
Cost $14.95
Genres Mystery
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