Thursday, October 27, 2011

Children's Book Review - Franklin's Halloween

In honor of Halloween, CJ and I have been reading Fall and Halloween themed books. Nothing scary, he's only one. We'll wait until next year to pull out the Stephen King for him. One of the books we read was Franklin's Halloween.

First of all, I freaking love Franklin. Where has he been all my life? Everyone who knows me knows I love turtles. I even have a tattoo of one on my leg. How did I not know that there were books about a turtle with the awesome name Franklin? 

Secondly, this book was adorable. It starts of with Franklin going through his dress up box to find an amazing costume to wear to the party and haunted house later that day. What will he decide to wear? What will his friends decide to wear? He doesn't have to worry about what Bear is going to be, because Bear is always a ghost!  Franklin is also a little worried about getting too scared at the haunted house. What if there are real ghosts there?! Beaver reassures him that there is no such thing as ghosts, but Franklin isn't so sure.

Later, Franklin has lots of fun at the Halloween party. He wins lots of prizes, and gets a ton of candy. He tells Bear what a great ghost costume he's wearing. Finally, the only thing left to do is go to the haunted house. Franklin is very very brave, and even gets a treat for being brave enough to go all the way through the haunted house. Mr. Mole tells him that the ghost came through earlier and got so scared that he flew away. Bear doesn't fly, he thinks. Mr. Mole tells him that Bear is home sick with the sniffles. Oh no! Was that a real ghost!? I won't spoil the ending for you, but this is a really great book for kids. Even my one year old was interested. He loved the pictures, which are really cute. 

I would recommend this book for ages 3 and up. While the bambino loved the pictures, he doesn't really have any idea what was going on in the book. Once kids can understand what Halloween is, they'll love the book that much more. 

CJ and I gave this book a rating of five happy babies!

I received this book for free from netgalley for the purpose of reviewing it. No other compensation was provided. I was not required to write a positive review. 
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