Finklehopper Frogby Irene Livingston, Brian Lies
Jogging is the thing to do in town, and Finklehopper Frog is eager tojoin in. To mark the occasion, Finkle finds an extra-special jogging suit then hits the road. He hippied and he hoppied and he sang a sweet ker-chog,until he started wondering is THIS the way to jog? Finklehopper's doubts grow until one smart bunny helps Finkle discover that being part of the crowd… See more details below
Jogging is the thing to do in town, and Finklehopper Frog is eager tojoin in. To mark the occasion, Finkle finds an extra-special jogging suit then hits the road. He hippied and he hoppied and he sang a sweet ker-chog,until he started wondering is THIS the way to jog? Finklehopper's doubts grow until one smart bunny helps Finkle discover that being part of the crowd doesn't mean casting aside your own froggy style. Catchy, rhythmic prose and peppy vernacular are paired with bright illustrations of a distinctive animal community in what is sure to become an all-time read-aloud favorite.
About the Author:
Before becoming a writer, Irene Livingston taught school and raised three talented daughters. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Brian Lies has illustrated more than a dozen children's books, including the Flatfoot Fox series and See the Yak Yak. He and his wife live in Duxbury, Massachusetts, with their daughter and a cat named Oddjob.
2004 "Our Choice", Canadian Children’s Book Centre
“Livingston’s rhythms echo Finklehopper’s bounce and blithe spirit, and encourage youngsters to be happy with their own best efforts.” Publishers Weekly
“An entertaining read-aloud.” School Library Journal
“The rhythmic text will be fun to read aloud, and the story may encourage kids to get up and do some hopping of their own.” Booklist
Read an Excerpt
Finklehopper Frog saw that all the other folks were going out to jog.
“I will buy a jogging suit.
I’ll get myself a jazzy one,
a dandy one, a beaut!”
So Finkle got his hat and coat and locked his little door,
then hopped to Mrs. Chimpanzee’s.
She ran a clothing store.
Meet the Author
Irene Livingston has been a teacher, has raised three talented daughters, and is now a writer. She began writing children’s stories and poems in 1996 and since then has published over a hundred pieces in kids’ magazines. Her adult writing has appeared in the U.S., Canada, New Zealand, and Australia. She lives in Vancouver, Canada.
Brian Lies has illustrated more than twenty books and has written four, including his New York Times bestseller Bats at the Beach. Brian has won numerous awards for his work, which also appears frequently in children’s magazines. He and his family live in Massachusetts, with two cats and a hamster.
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I bought this for my 3 year old grandson and he loved it. We read it over and over when he is at my house. I'm now looking forward to the new book with Finklehopper. The illustrations are colorful and lively. The book is in a rhyming fashion with repetition that the younger children love. And the story line and lesson is very good,too.
Finklehopper has been my son's favorite book since he's a year old! Every night at storytime, this is the book he wants read to him, and he makes sure he stays awake until we finish it. I love the illustrations and the meaning of the story. A definite must have on your child's bookshelf.
From a basket of books, my daughter fishes this one out time and time again. This is a nightly read at our house; we love the painterly illustrations, fun rhyme and great message. At 21 months, she will sit still for multiple reads in a row and several of the pages are lovingly worn and torn. A fantastic book with lots of fun things to look for in the illustrations.