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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.
Finkelhopper Frog's jogging style and wild jogging suit meet with criticism until he runs into Ruby Rabbit.
“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
“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.
Posted April 21, 2009
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 21, 2007
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 11, 2003
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.