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Franklin Says I Love You (Franklin the Turtle)

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In this Franklin Classic Storybook, our hero is a very lucky turtle. He has the best friends, the best little sister, the best goldfish, and, of course, the best mother. But when he discovers that his mother’s birthday is coming up, he can’t find the best present. After giving it some serious thought, Franklin decides to do everything for his mom. On the morning of her bir ...more
ebook, 32 pages
Published May 17th 2011 by Kids Can Press (first published January 1st 2002)
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Jan 13, 2013 Dolly rated it liked it
Recommends it for: parents reading with younger children
Shelves: childrens, birthday, 2013
This is a sweet story in the Franklin the Turtle series by Paulette Bourgeois. I'm not sure why we never really got into this series (after all, we love turtles!) Now our girls are getting a bit old for stories like this, so I'm not sure how many more we'll read.

I found this book available in an ebook version through our local library and I decided that I would read it, even if our girls weren't interested. To my surprise, our girls were willing to let me read it to them, and even though it's pr
Kimberly Krey
Jan 09, 2012 Kimberly Krey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As always, this Franklin book delivers a beautiful message and a tender moral. I love the way Franklin's parents use such great wisdom to guide little Franklin. We can all learn from these books!
Alyssa Ruehl
This children's book is a good way to show a positive family relationship. It is relatable because many young children love making their parents presents for their birthday's, but when the child gets old enough they sometimes want to do something different and more creative than what they have been doing before. When I read this story I remembered making my mother a present when I was little, and I am sure many children think the same thing while reading this book too. This book is appropriate f ...more
The Brothers
It's Franklin's mother's birthday and he wants to make it an extra special one. So, he goes to all his friends and asks them how they let their mothers know they love them. While all good ideas, Franklin can't decide which one to use, so he does them all. In the end, he discovers the best and easiest way to let someone know you love them is just to say it.

Typical Franklin illustrations.
Britley Madsen
"Franklin Says 'I Love You'" is about a turtle named Franklin who tries to think of a what he could give his mother for her birthday. He asks his friends for ideas. Then he decides what he is going to give her and she loves it. This book mostly has the colors green and yellow which gives a happy tone. There is a lot of white space around the texts. This helps the reader focus on what is going on in the story and pictures. I would have a child read this book so they could learn that money cannot ...more
Hannah Starnes
This is a good mother's day book, as well as a good book to show appreciation, not only towards mothers, dut others as well. It also focuses on the concepts of kindness and giving.
Jan 03, 2013 P饆øñ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I used to love these books when I was younger and still like them now! I read this book to my little sister and she loves it as much as I do! Paulette Bourgeois, YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lakeira King
Jun 24, 2013 Lakeira King rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: love
The Franklin series is such a classic! I love the all the little stories. This one is a little long so I think it would best for a 5 or 6 year old.
Oct 28, 2013 Theresa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review
great story for interest reading closely follows tv show
Apr 09, 2009 Awilliams rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun, cute book for children! I love Franklin books.
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Born 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 journal ...more
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