Franklin Fibs Author:Paulette Bourgeois and Brenda Clark Franklin could slide down a riverbank all by himself. He could count forwards and backwards. He could zip zippers and button buttons. He could even tie shoe laces, but Franklin could not swallow seventy-six flies in the blink of an eye. And that was a problem because Franklin said he could. He told all his friends he could. Franklin had fibbed..... more ».