Franklin and Harriet

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Franklin's sister claims his prized toy as hers, but he does not give it to her.

Brief Review

Franklin enjoys playing with his little sister until she decides Sam, his stuffed dog, is hers. Unfortunately we are only told, and not shown, how he values Sam, so Franklin's conflict with his sister does not feel serious. An unusual conclusion recognizes that a child should have some possessions of his own: "There is only so much sharing a big brother can do", however, it is not enough to correct the weak valuing of Sam.