Magical Dog Helps Transcend Today’s Tough Problems

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First of Franklin Bean Storybooks Enchants and  Transforms Lives for Kids (and The Adults Who Love Them!)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Get ready for a world of adventure with the beloved Boston Terrier whose magical powers come to life in the first of his superhero series, Meet Franklin Bean.

This new children’s book tells the story of how ten-year-old John transforms his worries over his mom’s lost job, their move to a new town, and making friends with the bullies at school with the influence and inspiration from his new adopted friend, Franklin Bean.
Talking only to children and concealing his secret identity, the young pup fulfills his mission to turn human tears into smiles by performing superhuman feats.
What else is magical, according to first-time author Emmy Swain, is the level of engagement the book is enjoying.
Feedback from Barnes&Noble.com http://bit.ly/qqeA12 confirms it’s not just kids who love Franklin Bean.
“My grandkids have ADHD and find Meet Franklin Bean riveting. Where he disappears to and what he’s up to next keeps them guessing.”
“We just read this book together … I’m not sure who loves it more—me, my daughter, or husband. Hysterical.”
“This could be one of those books you read over and over.”
Modeled after Swain’s own dog, Franklin Bean’s uncanny abilities come from good stock. Real-life dad Dale made news when he dug up an Indian Spearhead (circa 8,000 B.C.) in her backyard.
“Franklin Bean storybooks are created to be lean forward experiences, encouraging children to actively relate the characters’ situations to their real-world,” Swain says. “Intuitively, the words and illustrations reach into the readers’ imaginations, where real learning takes place. Choice allows them to craft their own story.
“That’s the beauty of Franklin Bean’s magic … new possibilities emerge.”
Swain will be at the Baltimore Book Festival http://www.baltimorebookfestival.com/ September 23-25 with unique treats for kids including washable Franklin Bean tattoos.
A portion of book sales goes to Operation Smile. [http://www.operationsmile.org]
Whose life will the adorable Franklin Bean touch next? Find out at www.FranklinBean.com
Emmy Swain believes in the magical power of animals to heal and guide the human spirit. Meet Franklin Bean was born out of her conversations with her own beloved pets to help end the devastating effects of bullying. The single mother has been an inventor, restaurateur, and business owner for over two decades.

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Emmy Swain believes in the magical power of animals to heal and guide the human spirit. Emmy’s creativity was poured into music as a child and young adult. It then spilled into inventing, and eventually into writing. Life lessons linked with fantasy create a book series that any age will enjoy. Emmy has captured this in a world of her own. The Franklin Bean series was born out of her conversations with her own beloved pets to help end the devastating effects of bullying. The single mother has been an inventor, restaurateur, and business owner for over two decades. “Franklin Bean storybooks are created to be lean forward experiences, encouraging children to actively relate the characters’ situations to their real-world,” Swain says. “Intuitively, the words and illustrations reach into the readers’ imaginations, where real learning takes place. Choice allows them to craft their own story.” “That’s the beauty of Franklin Bean’s magic . . . new possibilities emerge.”

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  1. John is a 10 years old boy who has just moved to a new neighbourhood after his mom lost her job. John is going through all the fears any child would experience while moving to a new house (I remember how I did when my parents decided to move from a big city to a small town.)
    The thing John is the most afraid of is that he won’t be able to find any new friends. While hanging around the park he decides to cross a very busy street but luckily is saved by Franklin Bean. Franklin Bean is a lovely talking dog that happens to be homeless. The two of them immediately become friends and make their lives much easier and happier one another.

    Emmy Swain wrote a beautiful tale about friendship, hardship (unfortunately a lot of families have to go through nowadays) and change that is an inevitable part of human life. Illustrations by Levi Whitworth are very sweet & charming and give to the book additional value.

    From “Franklin Bean” kids can learn about value of money, acceptance of differences and preciousness of friendship that we all need.

    It’s a fantastic read for parents, kids and teachers.

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