Meet Franklin, Edward, the Berenstain Bears, and the Mole Sisters. These wonderful friends, by turns gentle, funny, fearful, and optimistic, experience events that young readers encounter every day. These characters will introduce your new reader to worlds filled with fun, adventure, challenges, friendship—worlds they will come back to again and again. These short, sweet stories are just the right length to capture the imagination of a new reader without being overwhelming. Once hooked, kids won’t be able to resist reading all the adventures in each series.
From confronting his fear of the dark to planning what to get his mother for her birthday, Franklin shares the kind of experiences that so many preschoolers face. In this bundle of Franklin in the Dark, Franklin Says I Love You, and Franklin and the Thunderstorm, he shows readers that it’s okay to be scared or concerned, and that with a little help from friends and family, a happy ending is never far away.
Did You Know? Even though their language skills may be improving dramatically, preschoolers still rely on facial experssions, tone of voice, and gestures to help them understand things.
Edward Almost Ready
Edward is a little bear who shares with many preschoolers the fear of trying something new. His supportive parents offer him sandwiches, cinnamon toast, and bedtime stories to make him feel better and more secure. In Edward Almost Goes to School, young readers will be reassured that not everyone is ready for things at the same time.
Did You Know? There are a number of things parents can do to prepare children for the first day of school: taking your child to visit the classroom and meet the teacher; having a playdate with one of the other children who will be attending the school; providing a transitional object, like a favorite blanket or teddy bear or even a story so the teacher can read it; and giving lots of reassurance that "Mommy's coming back" or "Daddy's coming back."