Fragility the hippo is solid on the outside and fragile on the inside. In every compliment, Fragility hears an insult. If someone says she looks nice, she hears that she looks like a big, squishy cupcake—since cupcakes are also nice. But soon, Rudy the bully comes along to insult her for real. In the face of these insults, will Fragility realize the difference between a jab and a compliment?
This lively, hilarious tale is now part of a fun, value-priced 8" x 8" hardcover series about life lessons.
Includes downloadable audio!
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Series:||Laugh-Along Lessons Series|
|Product dimensions:||8.10(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Lexile:||AD610L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||4 - 7 Years|
About the Author
Lynn Munsinger is the illustrator of many funny and popular books for children, including the stories starring Tacky the Penguin and Wodney Wat. She divides her time between Connecticut and Vermont.
Helen Lester and Lynn Munsinger have been together through thick and thin since first publishing The Wizard, the Fairy, and the Magic Chicken in 1983. They have collaborated on the hilarious Tacky the Penguin series and many other wildly funny and popular titles, including the award-winning Hooway for Wodney Wat . Helen Lester is a full-time writer who makes her home in New York, and Lynn Munsinger is a full-time illustrator living in Vermont.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The corners of my granddaughter's mouth curl up as I cry out Fragility's words, "You hurt my feeeeelings!" Fragility is so fragile that even compliments hurt her feelings. My granddaughter questions why compliments hurt Fragility's feelings - shouldn't she say thank you? Her face lights up when Rudy the rude elephant enters the story. And she waits in anticipation as Fragility works to overcome her weepy, hurty feelings and stand up to Rudy's rudeness. Helen Lester has created a wonderful story for children who are learning about manners, emotions, and bullies. In addition to the lessons already mentioned in other reviews, "Hurty Feelings" offers the lessons of empathy, compassion, and kindness. Lynn Munsinger's amusing illustrations give the animal characters enough human-like features to accentuate the emotion and action behind Lester's text. When Fragility's imagination turns compliments into insults, Munsinger enhances these moments with humorous illustrations. This is a perfect book for one-on-one reading or in a group or classroom environment.