Books Children's Fiction Reviews

Franklin’s Flying Bookshop by Jen Campbell and Katie Harnett

February 14, 2019

It's rather strange for me to pick up a picture book considering I lack any tiny humans in my family. However, I'm taking an Introduction to Children's Literature class this year at University and we needed to read and bring in a picture book. I went for Franklin's Flying Bookshop because I love Jen Campbell. I watch her videos and plan to get my hands on her bookshop series too. I saw the illustrations of this book and thought the use of crayon-like strokes was so cute. It gave it a real childlike vibe. After that, the story itself is so sweet. Franklin scares all the people he speaks to simply because he's a dragon. All he wants to do is tell them about his favourite books. Then he meets a young girl who loves books just as much as him...and loves dragons.

It's a beautiful little story.


Name: Franklin's Flying Bookshop

Author: Jen Campbell and Katie Harnett

Publisher: Thames and Hudson

Pages: 32

ISBN:  978-0-500-65171-1

Rating: 5/5

Have you read Franklin's Flying Bookshop?

What did you think?

Thank you for reading,

Katie x

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