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Franklin Goes To The Hospital Paperback – March 1, 2000


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 390L (What's this?)
  • Series: Franklin
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks (March 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0439083702
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439083706
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 7.5 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #680,666 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The satisfying ending, Clarke’s brightly colored illustrations of Franklin and his family, and Franklin’s approach to life will comfort children of a broad age range. (Booklist 2000-06-00) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

When asked what she hopes children will learn from her books, Paulette Bourgeois explains: “It is most important to look for the wonder in ordinary things.” Some of this wonder, and a curious anxiety, spill over into her character Franklin. The world's best-loved turtle overcomes the challenges of the everyday life of a five-year-old in a way that resonates with children. Since 1986, Franklin and Paulette have championed a fear of the dark, boastful fibs, thunderstorms, new friends, museum dinosaurs,...

When Paulette finished writing her first book, Franklin in the Dark, she knew that she would always write stories for children. With each new book, she imagines a child turning the last page and giving a satisfied sigh. Paulette explains: “I want readers to feel connected to my storybook world — to feel, to smell, to touch and to explore the landscapes, both internal and external, that I have created. As I write, I draw on my own experiences and find it easy to remember emotions and situations.”

Although Paulette is best-known for the Franklin books, she is also the writer of fiction and non-fiction for young readers. In her non-fiction writing, she explores another realm of wonders with her young readers. She shares “amazing” information on many topics: from apples to potatoes; from fire fighters to garbage collectors; from the moon to the sun! What's next, the universe! The Sun: Starting with Space was shortlisted for a Science in Society Book Award (1995), given by the Canadian Science Writer's Association, and won the honor of Parents' Choice Approval, given by the US Parents' Choice Foundation (1997).

Currently, Paulette is endeavoring to write longer books for children, and trying to follow the advice she gives to children: “Read, read, read and write, write, write.”

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Customer Reviews

She loved the book so much that she could "read" it to me before her surgery.
Mountain Girl
The story is interesting and the illustrations are bright and well-done – which will engage the youngster’s attention.
Kurt A. Johnson
This is a good book to talk about getting sick, seeing a doctor, taking x-ray and going to the hospital.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

43 of 43 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 23, 2000
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Franklin came to our rescue by going to the hospital for an operation. My three-year-old son needed surgery and I wanted to prepare him for all the strange equipment, people, and procedures he would experience. This Franklin book actually had him excited to see the hospital. Many of the routine procedures were familiar to him after reading Franklin. His only disppointment was not seeing Dr. Bear at his hospital.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Tressy N. Collier on May 26, 2005
Format: Hardcover
As a children's librarian, this is the best book I've found so far for children that explains what a trip to the hospital is like. In the story, Franklin accidentally gets a crack in his shell while playing soccer, and must have a simple operation to fix it. Franklin is nervous, and tries to be brave, but inside, he's a little frightened. Everything is explained, in detail, from the hospital bracelet with your name on it, how an X-Ray machine works, even the numbing medicine put on Franklin's hand so he doesn't feel the needle for the anesthetic. It also explains that while your parents cannot be in the operating room with you, they will be right there when you wake up! As with all the Franklin books, the illustrations are beautiful, and this book is no exception. All of the details are there, right down to the rails on the hospital bed and the IV stand. I highly reccommend this book to any child who's nervous about a stay in the hospital, or simply to anyone who's curious!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 14, 2003
Format: Paperback
This book was great for preparing my daughter for an upcoming surgery. It went through the basics of what she would experience, even if the reason for the surgery was different, and it was done with a character she was already familiar with. The day of her surgery she was telling me what would happen next.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 24, 2002
Format: Hardcover
This shows that it's ok to be scared at the hospital. Franklin got hit in the chest at a soccer game. He ends up having to go to the hospital. He thinks that when you take a x-ray. Everyone will see how scare you are inside. Franklin didn't want everyone to know how scared he was. This a good book for any child that has to go to the hospital. I t shows you don't have to be scared. The doctors and nurses are there to help you.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on November 2, 2009
Format: Paperback
I am 8 years old and I went to the hospital for a cast on my arm and I was really scard and I got this book and read it every day but i also got surgery when I was 5 but I dident have the book yet but I hid onder my bed for 1 hole hower and then it was time to go to the hospital I came home and I was glad I dident have to do it again and a few days ago my friend had a prblem with her independex and she went to the hospital and she felt a lot better i almost had surgery done on my independex it's no big deal. by lisa goldberg
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. Lewis on May 28, 2010
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This is honestly the best book to prepare your child for a hospital stay/surgery. i am a pediatric nurse at a hospital and a mother. my 2 1/2 yr old recently had to have surgery and an overnight stay at a hospital. i bought a few books to prepare him and after reading the others we completely abandoned them for this one. my son has never seen Franklin before so i can't even use the excuse that he is a "fan" of franklin. this book goes into great detail about what to expect. it is very sweet in that it explains that being a brave patient doesn't mean you aren't scared. my son was so well prepared for his hospital stay that he truly handled it very well. the nurses, surgeon and anesthesiologist even told me that when he got into the OR he was asking questions about the machines. we still read this book because he likes it so much. the only thing i found odd was that it explained that franklin's parents went home at night. i'm not sure how other hospitals work but where i work and where he had surgery both hospitals allow parents to spend the night. but i just explained that i would be with him the entire time and that daddy would be there during the day. i could not give higher reviews for this book. it is by far a very well written book and i plan on recommending this to anyone preparing their child for a hospital stay.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Agnes Terestchenko on March 13, 2007
Format: Paperback
This book was a great help to prepare my 4 year old daughter for surgery. Once she was at the hospital, everything was known and already seen in the book and she had fun.. I highly recommend it to relieve the anxiety before a surgery
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kristina Pooley on February 24, 2006
Format: Paperback
This book was great for my six year old preparing to go to the hospital.It was really important for him to realize that it is okay to be scared,that it is part of the whole experience,you just need to talk about it.
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