Franklin could count by twos and tie his shoes. He could take his turn in the playgroud and he could take an extra helping of fly pie. But one day,Franklin took something without asking first.
Move over,I want to pass.
There’s no room to pass on a bridge!
Where’d you learn to drive,Bear?
Are you going to sit there all day or what?
He can’t pass a school bus when it’s stopped!
You have to pull over and let me by Franklin!
It’s almost time to go home.
So please put away your paints and toys.
I wish we could keep playing
Let’s play cars at your place.
I’ll ask my Mom if I can come over.
But I don’t have a school bus.
You’ve got a bunch of other cars.
We can play with the bus again tomorrow.
I guess so
Don’t step in the wet paint!
What are you painting Beaver?
You’ll find out tomorrow.
I ‘m doing a presentation!
Tomorrow seems like a really long time away.
How about me?
Can I come in?
That looks just like the toy bus from school.
That’s because it is the toy bus from school
I borrowed it
Mr.Owl let you bring it home?
Well,I kinda didn’t ask Mr,Owl.
But I’m sure he won’t mind.
I don’t know Franklin.
But he never plays with it ,Bear.
I wonder why not?
It’s got flashing lights and everything.
So if he’s not going to play with it who cares if I borrow it ?
I guess so.
I know so
Come on ,let’s play.
Can’t pass me!
How many people can you fit on that bus ,anyway?
So did you put the bus back yet?
You forgot It ,didn’t you?
Cheer up Franklin.
Maybe nobody will notice its missing.
You think so Bear?
The day’s almost over and nobody else ever plays with the bus except us.
No one will care if I borrowed it ..right?
And I’ll rememer it tomorrow for sure!
Hey! Where’s the school bus?
I was going to do my presentation on school bus safety this afternoon.
I need the bus for a demonstration!
I’m sure I saw it just yesterday..
Where can it be?
Yes Franklin OW!
I’m sorry Mr Owl..
On it’s not your fault Franklin.
I forgot the table was there!
Beaver and I are looking for the toy bus.
I know and well ,maybe I can help..
That’s very good of you Franklin
Why don’t we all take a moment to help Beaver search for the bus.
And then we can seach for who ever didn’t put it back!
I found a marble!
I can’t do my presentation with a marble!Bear.
I need the bus!
Well Beaver ,I’m afraid it ‘s time to catch the bus home.
I’m sure the toy bus will turn up tomorrow.
You can give your presentation then
Poor Franklin ..
Why didn’t you just say you borrowed the bus?
I was going to ,Bear…honest!
But all of a sudden Mr.Owl bumped his head and Beaver got mad and …well,I started feein’ all…
No,kinda sick to my stomach!
I get that feeling sometimes when I’m scared.
But I’ll bring back the bus tomorrow for sure.
Watch this , Franklin
Try it with the bus.
I thought I was hungry!
You’re always hungry ,Bear.
Hey,do you want to keep playing cars aafter dinner?
I’ll just hide them in that hollow log till we come back.
See you after supper,Bear!
Ready or not
Here I come!
One two three on---hmmm..
One two three on hey!
Are you trying to trick me?
Look what I’ve found?
The missing school bus!
how did it get here?
Somebody must’ve stolen it and hidden it here!
Do you think so?
Help me gather them up.
Come on Goose.
I’m going to get to the bottom of this!
Where’re all my cars?
I thought you put them in the hollow log, Franklin?
I did! And now they’re gone!
Somebody must’ve stolen them.
it took you a lot of birthdays and Christmases to build up your collection!
And the school bus!
It wasn’t even mine!!
Is your tummy hurting again? Franklin
What am I gonna tell Mr.Owl?
Well,you can tell him you took the bus without asking…and then you forgot it at home and now it’s gone..and …Gee!
I don’t know what you’re gonna tell him!
But at least you’ve got all night to think of something!
So did you think of something to tell Mr.Owl?
No..all I could think of is how mad he’s gonna be.
And Beaver too.
Look what I’ve got!
The school bus and my cars!
I wondered who they belonged to.
I found them all hidden in a hollow log by the pond!
You can thank me later .
I want to show Mr.O.wl!
Before class starts!
Don’t worry .I’m going to find out who the thief is!
Maybe Mr.Owl’s gonna think I stole the school bus!
Now even my tummy’s starting to hurt!
And whoever did it stole these other cars from Franklin!
Well,Beaver,I find it hard to believe anyone in our class would steal something.
Nobody stole my cars,Beaver.
I was the one who put them in the hollow log.
Huh,but then who put the school bus in there?
You stole the school bus?
I didn’t steal it.
I just borrowed it without asking.
He was going to bring it back the next day,but he forgot!
And I let everyone spend all that time looking for it and
And Franklin got a big tummy ache!
I’m sorry everybody.
I never meant to cause so much trouble.next time I’ll ask before I borrow something.
Cause if you don’t ,all kinds of bad things might happen.
Thank you for telling us the truth.
I know how hard it is to admit when you’ve done something wrong.
Can I do my presentation now.Mr.Owl?
Sorry you couldn’t do it yeaterday.Beaver.
That’s okay,Franklin,I came up with a few more ideas last night.
But I was wondering…
Could I borrow some of your cars for my demonstration?
And I ‘m glad you asked first.