Saturday, May 7, 2011
Book Review: Ruthie and the Hippo's Fat Behind! by Margot Finke
Title: Ruthie and the Hippo’s Fat Behind!
Written by: Margot Finke
Illustrated by: K.C. Snider
Soft cover: 18 pages
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.
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Author: Margot E. Finke http://www.margotfinke.com/
Illustrations: KC Snider http://www.kcsniderart.com/
Snider is a well known fine artist who regularly shows her work in galleries, as well as known for her book illustrations.
"Taconi and Claude's 21st Century Adventure," featuring Taconi, Ruthie and Horatio.
Because of a magical Boab Tree, Taconi and Claude find themselves marooned in the 21st Century. Ruthie and Horatio (2 characters from her other books) join forces to help Taconi and his cockatoo find their way back home to where they belong - the Aussie outback of the 1950's.
Donna M. McDine
Award-winning Children's Author
The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.