by Paulette Bourgeois
Readability grade one, Read Aloud kindergarten
Franklin is having a really bad day. Franklin’s mother and father, Bear, and Mr. Mole try to help make it better, but no matter what they do, something ruins it. After a heart-to-heart talk with his father, Franklin realizes that there’s always bigger problems that hide under smaller ones; so, the best way to make it better is to solve the bigger problem. As all the books in the Franklin series, this book and clearly defines a problem and goes about exploring how to resolve it.
There are many ways that Franklin displays his anger in this book. After reading the book, make a list on chart paper of Franklin’s anger reactions. Discuss if these were good ways to express anger. On another piece of chart paper generate a class list of good ways to express anger. Display in class for future reference.