In this Franklin Classic Storybook, Franklin is excited about his class trip to the museum. Just before they go inside, Beaver tells him that they’ll see real dinosaurs. At first Franklin is worried, but he has so much fun seeing and doing other things in the museum that he almost forgets about the dinosaurs - until he comes face-to-face with a tyrannosaurus! (Reading Level: Grade K-3)
"As in her earlier titles about the turtle, Bourgeois describes a situation that most children will find familiar. This time, Franklin is going to a museum with his classmates. He can't wait to go, until he hears from Beaver that, 'There are real dinosaurs inside.' Terrified, Franklin and his friend Snail worry throughout the entire visit, until they find themselves face to face with a Tyrannosaurus Rex - and learn that all that's left of the dinosaurs are their bones.
Clark's bright illustrations capture the expressions of Franklin and his friends as they explore the museum - from their joy when dressing up as knights in the medieval room to their fear of the dinosaur exhibit. This book will make a good read-aloud, both one-on-one and in a storytime setting. Children who have been to museums will see plenty of familiar things, and those who haven't may find themselves eager to take a trip to see the dinosaurs and more." Dina Sherman, Brooklyn Children's Museum, NY