By Paulette Bourgeois
Illustrated by Brenda Clark
Review by: Yvonne
Franklin, the little green turtle whom everybody has grown to love, is getting all ready for the Halloween party that all his friends would be attending!
Franklin and his friends had been talking about it for weeks. There was going to be
games, prizes, even a costume parade, and a haunted house. All of Franklins friends knew what they were going to wear, but Franklin hadnít decided yet. He wanted to be something creepy! Franklin decided to make his costume by himself and it took him an hour to do it! When it was completed he scared his dad with it! Franklinstein, who would have thought!
At the Halloween party Franklin tried to guess what all his
friends were dressed up as. He knew bear was a ghost, he was always a ghost! At the haunted house, Franklin was the first to go in. It was dark and he could hear skeleton bones rattling. Just then a hairy hand touched him, and as he was about to scream the lights went
on. It was Mr. Moleís mop that had given Franklin such a fright. Mr. Mole told Franklin that a ghost had come through the haunted house before him and was so frightened he flew away. "Bear canít fly" thought
Franklin, was it Bear? If it wasnít Bear, then who was the ghost? And where was Bear? Franklinís friends pointed out to Franklin that maybe the ghost flying around was real! Was it? To find out youíll have to buy the book!
This is a great Halloween story to read to children form the ages 2-8. Theyíll have a lot of fun trying to answer these questions, and guessing what happened to Bear!