Franklin worries that his homemade gift for Mother's Day is not special; when Franklin's dad tells him that he's growing up fast, he begins to worry that he soon won't have any time to play with his friends or do other fun things.
Using a hidden tape recorder, secret agents Franklin and Bear, eavesdrop on the conversations of their family and friends;Agreeing to accept the responsibilities of a borrower, Franklin is issued a library card
Franklin is given a family keepsake but doesn't appreciate its significance until after he has traded it away;Franklin and Beaver are inspired to take piano lessons after a touring musician gives a concert at their school
Franklin must make alternate plans for his birthday after inviting too many friends to an expensive amusement park; when Franklin and his friends start calling each other by nicknames, Bear is embarrassed by the nickname given him.
The incentive of winning a pen temps Franklin to use unfair tactics during a spelling test;Franklin finds a duckling a t the pond and gets more than he bargained foe when he decides to be its adoptive parent