Franklin's homemade cookies
Franklin could count by twos and tie his shoes. He could swim in the pond and play 'Find the Acorn' in the woods. He knew how to play fair and how to share his homemade treats and one day, Franklin learned something new about being kind to a friend.
Bv: I must be getting warmer now, right?
Fx: Uh-Uh! Not even close.
Bv: Not even close? Where did you hide it, on another planet?!
S: Yeah, we've looked for that acorn in places where Squirrel wouldn't even think of.
Fx: Well! I can tell one place you haven't thought of looking.
Fx: The place where it is.
F: Come on, Fox. This isn't fun anymore.
A: No, it isn't.
S: I'm tired of looking. Your turn is taking too long.
Fx: So do you give up then?
Fx: I'll show you. It's ….right in …. Here. Way, at the back. Tah dah!
A: Hey! Aww, come on!
B: No fair.
S: That's where you hid it?!
Fx: What? It's more fun when it's tough to find.
Bv: You said I wasn't warm, when I was!
B: Yeah, me too. I looked there too!
Fx: Well, maybe you were a little warm.
Bv: Ha! You fibbed.
F: You HAVE to tell the truth if someone asks a question, Fox.
Fx: sorry guys. I didn't mean to wreck the game. Can we still keep playing?
Bv: Alright. But no more fibbing.
Fx: Just the truth, from now on.
Bv: Just the truth? Good…. So fox, tell me. Is it true that you gave a secret valentine to Badger?
Fx: Uh…. Well….Um,,,,
F: Mmmmm. It tastes pretty good but not like the ginger cookies you made. What did I do wrong Mom?
M: Hmmmm, let's see. Flour-sugar-eggs-molasses…Oh… ginger. That's what makes ginger cookies taste good. Here you go Franklin. Add three shakes while I get the cookies tray.
F: Hmmmm. If three shakes of ginger makes them taste good, then four will make them even better.
M: When you've added the ginger, stir the dough until it's all mixed in.
F: Okay, Mom. And one more. Wait Mom! That guy only has one eye.
M: Oh! I thought he was just winking.
F: Mom! Wait till my friends taste these. They won't believe I made them.
M: You'd better get cleaned up, these won't take long in the oven.
F: I'll get it Mom.
B: Hi Franklin. Hey, is it snowing in your house?
F: Huh? Oh, I'm making ginger cookies. They're not cooked yet, but when they are you can try one.
B: Mmmm, thanks Franklin, sounds great. I made something too. It's for you……. I hope you like it.
F: Gee, thanks Bear.
B: I made it myself. Nobody helped. Look, it's even got a tail. D' you like it?
F: Ummm. Well.
B: Don't you think it's the best thing I've ever made?
F: Well……. Maybe not the BEST thing.
B: Huh: what d'you mean?
F: Um, well, the wheels are kind of wobbly. And look, its beak is coming unstuck. Maybe you didn't use enough glue. And the…..
B: So you don't like it?
F: No I didn't mean that…. But…. But you asked if it was the best and ….
B: Well if you don't like it, just throw it away then.
F: But… but bear, if someone asks a question, you're supposed to tell the truth. Remember?
M: That's a colourful bird.
F: Yeah, I guess so. Bear gave it to me. Mom… if someone asks a question, you've got ot tell the truth. Right?
M: Of course, being honest is always the best thing to do.
F: Yeah …. That's what I thought.
M: Mmm, they smell delicious Franklin. Your friends are in for a tasty treat.
F: Yeah, they're in for a big surprise!
M: Don't you want to try one?
F: No time Mom, I've got to take them to the fort while they're still warm. See you later mom.
M: Goodbye Franklin.
Bv: ….four, five, six, seven, eight, nine. Yes. The BIG ladder! I'm going up….up…..up. All the way to that top. Hello down there everyone! Come on. This is supposed to be fun.
S: Whose turn is it?
Fx: Mine. Six! One, two, three, four, five, six! Yes! The BIG ladder!
I'm going up…up…up. All the way to the…oh…hello Beaver.
Bv: Hmph…well you don't have to be so silly about it.
F: Hi guys! I've got a treat for you!
A: What kind of treat?
Yeah. Thank you!
F: Turtle cookies!
F: Wow there's a whole bunch! You've going to like these.
What do you think? What's wrong?
Bv: Eeech…. These cookies are awful!
Fx: I don't think they are cookies!
S: They're really hot. Where did you get these Franklin?
F: I made them.
…..and they said my cookies tasted terrible.
M: Oh! Dear didn't they have anything nice to say about them?
F: Yeah, after I told them that I made them. But it was too late then… I just left. Here mom. You try one. You can have one too Dad.
F: Well? Do you like them?
D: They're very crunchy.
M: And they're very … gingery.
F: But…do they TASTE good?
D: Why don't you try one and see what you think.
F: Peek Yuk!
M: How much ginger did you put in these?
F: I put in four shakes but the last one was really big. No wonder my friends said they were awful.
D: Sometimes it hurts when friends tell you what they really think, doesn't it?
M: That's why it's always best to try to think of something nice to say when someone asks for your opinion.
D: That's right. Remember Mom's birthday present from Aunt Tortoise?
F: That really funny one?
M: Oh I couldn't call it funny.
D: I have a feeling we've about to be entertained.
M: I'd call it… Colourful. Unique…Expressive. Stylish.
D: Fresh picked!
M: See, there are lots of nice things you can say about this hat. And it was very sweet of Aunt Tortoise to give it to me.
F: Yeah. And it was nice of Bear to make something for me.
M: What's that Franklin?
F: Oh nothing… I have to talk to Bear about something.
F: See, it makes a great clickity clackity noise when you roll it. And look…. The wings move just like a bird. When we fix it, it'll be as good as new!
B: But I thought you didn't like it.
F: I didn't mean to hurt your feelings Bear… honest.
B: That's okay Franklin.
B: I guess it is funny looking.
F: I don't care… I like it anyway bear.
B: And I like your cookies. They don't taste very much like your ginger cookies, but they're still really good.
F: Thanks Bear.