Franklin the Turtle and Bear are heading to their cool-io tree fort when Harriet and Beatrice, their younger sisters, try to tag along. Though Franklin and Bear tell the girls they can't come, their mothers have a different idea. ?But we were going to put our stuff in the tree fort, ? Franklin says. ?There will still be time for that, ? says Mrs. Turtle. ?Right w, you need to find something to do with your sisters --- something safe. That means on the ground, Franklin.? Franklin and Bear are so disappointed. All of their friends are in the tree fort having a great time. It's t fair! Will they be able to come up with a way to have fun and watch their sisters at the same time?
Younger siblings often pose a problem for children when they want to be left alone to do ?big kid? stuff. In this situation, Franklin and Bear are able to find a way to engage in play that everyone enjoys and that even ends up bringing the siblings closer. As with many of the titles in this series based on the 3D-animated television show Franklin and Friends, it's a win-win solution to a typical problem faced by children in their everyday lives. This book would make an excellent choice for a character education lesson about adaptability, initiative or responsibility. The amazing ground fort the children create out of cardboard boxes could inspire some terrific structure-building classroom projects as well.