Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Don't Tell Me I have a Fat Hippo's Behind

Title: Ruthie and the Hippo’s Fat Behind!

Written by: Margot Finke

Illustrated by: K.C. Snider

Soft cover: 18 pages

Ages: 5-12

Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.

Print ISBN 13: 978-1-61633-059-0

eBook ISBN 13: 978-1-60633-060-6

Published: May 2010

Print Price: $10.95

eBook Price: $5.00

Much like “the elephant in the room” and in this case the hippo’s fat behind, no one wants to acknowledge the sudden change in Ruthie’s behavior and what to do about it. Told in perfect rhyme, Ruthie and the Hippo’s Fat Behind! explores one child’s woes in moving. Once content and happy, Ruthie becomes unbearable to live with after her family moves clear across the state.

Determined not to accept her new home and surroundings, Ruthie embarks on a downward spiral of rude behavior towards all who cross her path, each day worse than the one before. Until the day an unexpected visitor pays Ruthie a visit. Will Ruthie accept this unconditional love or will she continue to self destruct? Find out today and purchase Ruthie and the Hippo’s Fat Behind!

Coupled with a Parent Teacher Guide Ruthie and the Hippo’s Fat Behind! provides the perfect opportunity to get our children and/or student’s into a lively discussion of what change means to them and how they’ve handled it and what they can do to make transition easier in the future.

Ruthie and the Hippo’s Fat Behind! IS now available on Amazon
though the cover is not up yet.

Coming Soon to B&N and Target.

Become mesmerized by Ruthie and the Hippo’s Fat Behind! in a cool book trailer @: 

Author: Margot E. Finke

A Personal Autograph comes with each hard copy bought from Margot's website + a bookmark.

Illustrations: KC Snider

Snider is a well known fine artist who regularly shows her work in galleries, as well as known for her book illustrations.


  1. Thanks a bunch for the terrific review Donna - and the cover IS now up on Amazon.

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  2. Great review, Donna.

    Margot, this sounds like a super story to help children who have the same experiences as your heroine. Congratulations. Best wishes.


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