Franklin's School Play is a cute and entertaining book. I enjoyed it very much. It is about a young turtle named Franklin who has a main role in his school's Christmas play, The Nutcracker. The day before the the opening night, Franklin gets so nervous that he can't speak. But, fortunately, he later gains his confidence and does great in the main performance. I think the book teaches kids that it's ok to be afraid sometimes, and that one can succeed if he or she works hard. It is also a great story to put a person in the Christmas mood.