This is a short chapter book with great illustrations by Levi Whitworth and is book one of a series by Emmy Swain.
Chapter titles are:
- Our New Home
- Franklin Meets Mom
- New Friends
- Restless Night
- Fisherman Saved
- Day Before School
- Where Are You?
Meet Franklin Bean is a story about a young boy, John, who has to relocate with his mother after she lost her job. He is nervous about moving to a smaller house in a different neighbourhood and having to change schools. Unfortunately, John meets up with bullies soon after moving and his misery increases until he finds a stray dog, Franklin Bean. But there’s something amazing about Franklin Bean – he can talk! John’s life begins to look and feel much better.
Franklin Bean has another amazing secret that – in this book – John hasn’t figured out yet.
Meet Franklin Bean has some applicable life lessons in it, but Emmy Swain presents them in a way that is fun without seeming as if it is teaching. This is a good story for very young readers and pre-readers.
You can find Meet Franklin Bean on my BUY THE BOOK! page.
Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings! 🙂