Franklyn – No Ordinary Fox – Nick Jones

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£6.99

Franklyn is not like other foxes. He eats nuts and berries, is kind to all animals and would never knock your bin over! Sadly, the other foxes don’t like his differences, and one day the local bully, Mitchell, forces him to leave town. Franklyn’s one friend, Florence, is sad to see him go and worries that she’ll never see him again. But she won’t be worried for long – after all, Franklyn is no ordinary fox!

Published by Franklyn Financial Management, this beautifully illustrated picture book teaches kids important messages about saving for the future, sustainability and being kind to others. Aimed at children aged 5-8.

Buy Franklyn – No Ordinary Fox today!

Description

Franklyn is not like other foxes. He eats nuts and berries, is kind to all animals and would never knock your bin over! Sadly, the other foxes don’t like his differences, and one day the local bully, Mitchell, forces him to leave town. Franklyn’s one friend, Florence, is sad to see him go and worries that she’ll never see him again. But she won’t be worried for long – after all, Franklyn is no ordinary fox!

Published by Franklyn Financial Management, this beautifully illustrated picture book teaches kids important messages about saving for the future, sustainability and being kind to others. Aimed at children aged 5-8.

Buy Franklyn – No Ordinary Fox today!

Additional information

Dimensions 3 × 245 × 210 cm

1 review for Franklyn – No Ordinary Fox – Nick Jones

  1. Linda Hill

    Franklyn: No Ordinary Fox is quite lovely. As I always expect from a book by Nick Jones, it has wonderful illustrations that are utterly charming and perfect for the target age group being child-like and engaging without being childish. The natural colours of browns and greens fit the environmental aspect of the story and the balance of text to image means younger or reluctant readers won’t be daunted by huge tracts of written word. In a similar manner to the illustrations, the language of Franklyn: No Ordinary Fox is pitch perfect. There’s challenging vocabulary that increases literacy but it is accessible through the context and illustrations.

    As well as being a charming story in its own right, Franklyn: No Ordinary Fox has wonderful themes that educate children in a subtle and effective manner. It allows children to engage with nature and the environment as they learn about urban foxes and how they survive in the human world. It affords bullied and vulnerable children to identify with the concept of being bullied and with true friendship as Franklyn and Florence find friendship and happiness. Nick Jones also explores co-operation as Franklyn works with the rabbits and he shows just how much stronger and happier we are if we are kind and work with others rather than against them. There are hints of sustainability too, such as when Florence’s gifted plant from Franklyn becomes home to the chrysalis, so that I can imagine all kinds of projects springing from reading this book. I’d love to see children sowing seeds from the fruits they eat and seeing what happens for example, just like Franklyn does.

    And Franklyn must be acknowledged for being a fantastic role model. He doesn’t rise to provocation from Mitchell, but responds with a smile and equanimity that diffuses difficult situations. His difference is celebrated in the book, giving status to children who themselves feel as if they don’t quite fit in. Indeed, I think the lessons of Franklyn: No Ordinary Fox are relevant to all of us – not just the children who are the target audience for the book. We could all do with using a smile in the face of aggression sometimes!

    Franklyn: No Ordinary Fox is another smashing addition to Nick’s writing. I really recommend it.

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