Franklin’s Bad Day

Franklin learns how loss of a friend clouds his day.

Franklin's grumpy mood eases when his father suggests he write to his friend Otter.

Brief Review

Franklin is grumpy. He breaks or loses things and finds no pleasure playing outside. He is even is rude to his mother. Father suggests writing to Otter, who has moved away, and Franklin cheers up. We see that facing the cause of a problem helps solve it.  On p15 we see that Franklin knew why he was grumpy.  Bourgeois missed a chance to have Franklin introspect, recognize the problem and deal with it himself.