Franklin loves Christmas. It's a very special time for him. But he doesn't know what gift to donate for his class's toy drive. It's hard to part with all of the toys that he loves so much, and when he tries to decide, he gets sidetracked by all of the Christmas fun, like baking cookies, making cards, and playing Christmas music. Then it's time for the toy drive. What will Franklin do?
Franklin is such a great character because no matter what he does, children can relate to him. He wants to do the right thing, but he doesn't always know what that is - and it's not always the easy thing to do. Franklin's Christmas Gift brings up a lot of great concepts to talk about with kids, like charity and generosity. What is the true meaning of Christmas? What kinds of gifts mean something to other people? This would be a great book to be paired with a family activity, like making presents or donating toys to charity.
I received a review copy from NetGalley from Open Road Media.
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Read it with:
Franklin in the Dark by Paulette Bourgeois and illustrated by Brenda Clark
Franklin Goes to the Hospital by Paulette Bourgeois and illustrated by Brenda Clark
Franklin's Christmas: A Sticker Activity Book by Paulette Bourgeois and illustrated by Brenda Clark