Franklin's Pumpkin (Kids Can Read Series, Level 2)


Franklin the Turtle has a large pumpkin growing in his yard. The Fall Fair is coming up, and all of his friends are submitting things, each one hoping to win a blue ribbon. Franklin is not sure what he can do with the pumpkin. When his sister comes home crying, he helps make her day better, and in the end wins a blue ribbon in his own unique way.

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

This is a fun story. It's easy to understand, and because of the link to the TV show, it will resonate with new readers and pre-readers alike.

Content Awareness Factors:


Little Kid Reaction

My daughter picked this book out at the library. She loved it. The drawings were exactly like the TV show, so she felt like she already knew the characters. She enjoyed how Franklin got a prize for something very unexpected. When Franklin helped his sister, she mentioned that he was being a good brother.

Parent Reaction

It is always good to read stories where the characters are kind to each other and have fun too.

Type of Book:
This story, based on the television character Franklin, is part of the Kids Can Read series.
Educational Themes:

This is a story with life lessons for kids: it is good to be creative; it's important to find things you are good at all by yourself; and it can be fun to help make your brother/sister happy.

Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
6 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
4 to 8
Age of child:
Read with 4-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow. It is a cute story, but once you have read it you know the ending and the surprise is gone. It would be good to have in a library but not necessarily a home library.

Title Franklin's Pumpkin

Franklin the Turtle series
Kids Can Read, Level 2

Author Sharon Jennings, Robert Penman, Jelena Sisic, Shelley Southern
Publisher Kids Can Press © 2004
Illustrators Sasha McIntyre, Robert Penman, Jelena Sisic, Shelley Southern
ISBN 1553374959
Material Hard Cover
Cost $14.95
Genres Family
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