What's The Big Idea, Ben Franklin?

Narrated by: Jean Fritz
Length: 37 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (46 ratings)

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A new idea always in his mind, Ben Franklin's joy of living, his humor and ingenuity capture children's attention and spark their interest in American history.

©1976 Jean Fritz (P)1993 Weston Woods
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Doesn't seem to work well as an audiobook.

In our homeschool studies, we read Benjamin Franklin by D'aulaire. Then we saw this book on Audible and thought it would be a great thing to listen to, in addition to that book.

It's not an compelling listen - jumps quickly between details without seeming to build the story in an inviting way. Detail heavy. Sounds like someone is reading a kids textbook, rather than a storybook. I wouldn't call this a living book.

I imagine it would be a good physical book to read with illustrations and at your own pace. It doesn't seem to work well as an audiobook.

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Really good book! I was obsessed with it! I hope you enjoy this book! BYE

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What's the big idea Ben Franklin?

It is good but the reader needs more expression to fit me. I need to go now.👵