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Book Title: Franklin's Valentines|
The author of the book: Paulette Bourgeois
Edition: Scholastic Paperbacks
Date of issue: January 1st 1999
ISBN 13: 9780590130011
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 978 KB
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Reader ratings: 7.3
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I read Franklin's Valentines by Paulette Bourgeois on February 13, 2012.
Publisher Name: Open Road Media; Imprint: Kids Can Press
The Valentine's Day Party has begun at last, but Franklin lost his cards on the way to school. As his pile of valentines begins to grow. Franklin feels bad that he has none to give in return. But in the true spirit of the day, everyone assures Franklin they don't need a valentine to know they're his friends.
1. What was your favorite part of the book?
When Franklin was making his Valentine's Day cards in the beginning of the book.
2. Was this book funny, sad, silly, or boring?
This book was kind of sad in the middle, but was very happy at the end. Franklin knew he had very good friends and that he was a good friend to them.
3. Who was your favorite character?
4. Would you tell your friends to read this book?
Yes, 'cause it's at my school.
Franklin's Valentines teaches a great lesson: Friendships exist and thrive because of our love for one another - not because of the gifts we give. As a parent of a young child, this message is important and this book beautifully illustrates how friendship transcends the desire for things. Our friends love us because of the happy way we make them feel when we're together!
I appreciate Franklin's concern that his friends might be hurt that he didn't give them their valentine cards, and impressed greater still by his initiative to create cards for "Friendship Day" which he declares can be any day they like. What a great role model for taking a sad and disappointing situation and turning it around into an opportunity to display gratitude and take on an alternative perspective when things didn't quite go his way.
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Read information about the authorBorn in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Bourgeois graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational therapy from the University of Western Ontario in 1974. She was a psychiatric occupational therapist for three years before deciding to focus on her writing. She studied journalism at Carlton University then worked as a reporter for the Ottawa Citizen and CBC Television. She became a freelance journalist in Washington, D.C. contributing pieces to Chatelaine, Canadian Living, Reader's Digest and Maclean's. She returned to Toronto in 1983.
In 2003, she became a Member of the Order of Canada and in 2007, she received an Honourary Doctor of Laws from her alma mater, the University of Western Ontario.
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