Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple
Barretta, Gene.
New York : H. Holt, 2006.
IL K-3, RL 3.3
ISBN 0805079173

(2 booktalks)

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Booktalk #1

Have you heard of Benjamin Franklin?  When you think of him, what comes to mind?  Franklin the statesman?  Franklin and his kite?  Franklin and the Declaration of Independence?  Franklin and his newspaper?  Well, Benjamin Franklin was involved with all these and more.  There are so many inventions that we have Franklin to thank.  His influence is still felt today in many ways.

Booktalk #2

Would you like to learn about Ben Franklin? Do you want to know what kinds of things he invented? He made a chair with a fan on top! Ben made a chair churns butter when you rock the chair, too! Ben also discovered electricity. Will his contributions help to form the future? Read more about Ben's amazing inventions in Now and Ben by Gene Barretta to find out.  (Margaret Sullivan Brannon, Jesse Wharton Elementary, Greensboro, NC)

SUBJECTS:     Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
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