Back of Book:
Franklin the dragon loves stories and loves reading stories to people too, but everyone is too scared to even talk to him. One day, he meets a girl named Luna who, rather than being afraid, is fascinated to meet Franklin, having recently read all about dragons in one of her books. They instantly become friends and talk nonstop about what they’ve read: books about roller-skating, King Arthur, spiders, and how to do kung fu. Together they hatch a plan to share their love of books with others by opening a bookshop―a flying bookshop, that is―right on Franklin’s back!
Franklin, a well-read and peace-loving dragon, and Luna, a young girl with an independent spirit and an insatiable love of reading, make fantastic role models for young children. Franklin’s Flying Bookshop brings the magic of classic fairy tales into the twenty-first century through exquisite illustrations, and will enchant children as well as anyone who loves books.
I love sharing books with my students that showcase a love of reading. This book is beautifully written and told. Readers will fall in love with Franklin and the joy he has in reading. The love that one of the main concepts of this book is that books are best if they are shared with others. The text is written in rhyme which allows readers to follow along with ease. Another fantastic messages that is intertwined within this book is not to judge based on appearance. Luna is not scared of Franklin or the fact that he is a dragon. Franklin does not stop searching for a friend until he meets Luna. It doesn’t matter to him that she is a girl. Together they make a plan to bring the library to everyone else. The illustrations in this story are simply magical. I love all the details that are on each page. A great tale for anyone who gets lost in the magic of a well written story.
Ages 5 and up