In the Dark with Franklin for Earth Hour (Giveaway)

Earth Hour is this Saturday and my kids are really excited. We spend so much time immersed in technology (iPads, computers, video game systems, TV) I think they’re actually look forward to a little quiet time. You never saw that coming did you. Actually, I think they’re looking forward to flashlights (checkout EverythingMom for this really fun rechargeable flashlight the kids will love). After making shadow puppets and telling stories we’ll be settling down to a few stories by flashlight.

If you plan on celebrating Earth Hour with little ones, why not enjoy some flashlight reading with Paulette BourgeoisFranklin in Franklin in the Dark. Twenty-five years ago, a little turtle named Franklin conquered his fear of the dark with the help of a night-light. Since the 1986 publication of Franklin in the Dark, Franklin has brightened story time for millions of children worldwide, selling over 60 million books in more than 30 languages.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the world’s most beloved turtle, Kids Can Press is marking the occasion with a special, larger-format edition of Franklin in the Dark that offers a fun behind-the-scenes peek at this Canadian classic, including an excerpt of the first manuscript and a selection of original sketches.


In celebration of 25 years of Franklin, I am giving away one (1) copy of the special 25th Anniversary Edition of Franklin in the Dark to one of me readers today (sorry, Canada only). To enter leave a comment below with one other Franklin book you’ve enjoyed (there are over 30 different titles).

For an extra entry tweet the following (be sure to leave a separate comment): Fingers crossed I win the 25th Anniversary Franklin in the Dark from @cbadov

Contest closes midnight March 24, 2011, after which I’ll randomly choose a name from those qualified entries.

For other great books for kids, read through my Write a Review Wednesday reviews. Enjoy your time in the dark this Saturday.

10 responses to this post.

  1. We’ve always liked Franklin and the Toothfairy


  2. Posted by Kelly Wallace on March 24, 2011 at 11:01 am

    We also enjoyed Franklin goes to School


  3. I like Franklin is Messy because my son is messy as well.


  4. Posted by Susan on March 24, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    We love Franklin’s Baby Sister.
    My daughter suggested we name her sister Harriet (we didn’t).


  5. Posted by Carrie on March 24, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Franklin and Harriet is cute 🙂


  6. Posted by Faith on March 24, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Franklin goes to school…I’ve read it all 3 of my kids when they started kindergarten


  7. Posted by Jena on March 24, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    We like Franklin Goes to the Hospital


  8. Posted by CA on March 25, 2011 at 9:27 am

    Thanks for your entries everyone. Random org picked comment 2 which means dorisdays is the winner (just sent you an email). Enjoy your Earth Hour this weekend.

    Carrie Anne


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