Franklin could count by twos and tie his shoes. He could ride a bike and he could climb a tree. He knew he wasn't a baby anymore. But one day, Franklin was worried that his friend might think he looked like one.
Six... Seven... Eight... Ooooo, close one.
You nearly landed in quicksand.
Your turn, Franklin.
Come on sixes. Get me out of the woods.
Yaaaaaay! Nothing can stop me now!
Uh oh! Don't be so sure about that, Franklin.
No Bea Bear, not this way!
Oh no!/ Eghhh!
Why isn't she having her nap?
I don't know.
Has anyone seen Beatrice's teddy bear?
Ohh, now I do.
Come on guys, let's help Bea Bear find her teddy.
Whew! Thank goodness!
Thank you Rabbit. Okay Bea Bear. Time for you nap.
She won't go to sleep without her teddy.
Babies and their stuffed toys!
You've been a really good friend, Sam. But only babies sleep with stuffed toys. And I'm not baby anymore. I know it's not going to be easy for you, but you don't have to sleep alone, you can sleep here beside Goldie. Goldie will an eye on you Sam, I'll be sleeping right over there. I guess there isn't much else to say, except, good night. Good night, Goldie. See you in the morning. Sam?... Oh yeah... Is it hard for you to sleep? It's hard for me to sleep too. If you don't tell anyone, I won't tell you anyone. Good night, Sam.
My Mon and Dad said we can go camping in my backyard tonight.
Oh boy! I can't wait!/ Oh great!
I haven't slept in my tent for a long time!
You don't have to bring your tent. We've got one that's big enough for all of us.
This is going to be fun!
All of us sleeping in the same tent. Great...great.
We have more eggplants than we can possible eat. So I'm glad you can take some of these off our hands, Mrs. Muskrat.
Mmmm... So glad I could help.
Whoaaa! Oomph! Ooops!
What's all these Franklin? Are you moving out?
I'm going camping!
Well, I hope you've enough room to carry a little surprise I made to share with your friends.
Blueberry muffins! I'd leave everything behind to make room for those.
Do you and your friend have a long hike ahead of you?
No, not too far. Just next door to your house.
Oh. Well you'd better keep an eye on those blueberry muffins. I've seen bears over there.
I have too. And one of them loves muffins.
There you go.
Mmmm.... Thanks Mon.
Wow! Look at all the stuff you've got to carry. Looks like you're gonna need some help Franklin.
Gee, thanks. That'd be great. Uh... I'll carry my pillow Rabbit.
That's okay Franklin. I've got it.
Maybe you'll need to take your wagon.
That's all right. I don't mind carrying a few things.
You're a lucky turtle, Franklin.
That's for sure.
A camping we will go!
A camping we will go!
Heigh, ho pistachios, a camping we will go!
There! That ought to do it. We're ready to move in.
Come on, let's get our stuff.
Hey. what's in this bag?
No! Don't look in there!
Um, I mean. Sorry Fox. It's just that...my Mon packed a special treat and I was saving it for a surprise.
A treats?! That's my favorite kind of surprise! Okay Franklin, what is it?
Yeah, what'd your mom pack?
Open it up!
We can't have the surprise yet. We've got to wait until everything is set up in the tent.
Great! Come on guys!
Don't worry Sam. I'll have you out of there soon.
Okay Franklin. Everybody's ready.
Yeah, and so is my tummy.
Alright, I want everyone to close their eyes. And I don't want any peeking.
I can't see a thing.
Okay, I'm ready.
Please let it be something with rainbow sprinkles on top.
I'm still watching you. Huh?! Eggplants?
What kind of surprise treat is that?
Yeah, and they don't even have rainbow sprinkles on them.
I don't know what happened guys. I've got the wrong bag.
Then who's got our surprise treat?
Franklin, Mrs. Muskrat's calling you.
What's that she's got?
Franklin! I've got something of yours! We had a bit of a mix-up.
Thanks, Mrs. Mustrat. Where's the muffin bag?
Huh? The bag's full of cookies.
I thought I'd add a little surprise of my own.
What have you got Franklin?
What's she giving you?
Ohh.. Please Mrs. Mustrat! Please hide Sam. And please don't say anything, please.
I'll get him later.
Ah, look guys, Mrs. Mustrat had it. And she added chocolate chip cookies!
Oh boy. Thanks Mrs. Musrtrat.
Thank you./Thanks Mrs. Musrtrat!
It's my pleasure.
Thanks Mrs. Musrtrat.
You're welcome, Franklin.
And when they followed the footprint to the water's edge, all that was left was his shadow.
Ooooo, good story, Bear. Well, I guess I'd better take these eggplants back to Mr. Mustrat.
Now? After a scary story like that?
I don't know why you waited until after dark?
It's okay. I've got my flashlight, and it's only next door.
Hey, Franklin, if you find your shadow in the morning, can I hang it on my bedroom wall?
...and if they found out I still need Sam, they'd think I was being a baby.
Oh, I see. I wonder if your friends would think I'm a baby.
You? Why would they think that?
Meet Kitty! I've had her since I was five.
Uh huh. And after all these years, I still need her.
You do? But, you're a grown-up!
Oh yes, and like lots of grown-up, I've kept certain toys. I even talk to you sometimes, don't I, Kitty? Toys from your childhood that are specil are worth to hanging onto, Franklin.
Oh, I'm going to hanging onto Sam, Mrs, Muskrat...just not while my friends are looking.
This is perfect, Sam. They're asleep. Whao! Oafff!
Wha?..Who?/ Wha?/ Huh?
Hey?! You guys sleep with stuffed toys too?
Well yeah, sort of.
Ummm,it's hard to sleep without Grizzly.
I have bad dreams if I don't have Panda beside me.
You guys... I've been trying to hide Sam all day! Why didn't you tell me?
Sam, can you sit over here for a minute? There are something I've got to do.