Title: Hurry Up, Franklin
Author: Paulette Bourgeois
Illustrator: Brenda Clark
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Publication Date: 1989
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Gr. 2

Overview: A story of a young turtle named Franklin who is on his way to his best friend Bear’s house for a surprise birthday party. He knows he cannot be late, but gets distracted along the way. Will he make it on time?

Activity: Each student can write a story about his or her favorite birthday party.

Reviewer’s Name: Chris O’Donovan