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

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.

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

Author: Margot E. Finke

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.

Giveaway Contest: Leave a comment for Ms. Finke and you will be automatically entered at a chance to win one of three FREE PDF copy of Margot’s specially written short adventure story:

"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.

Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Award-winning Children's Author
The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.


  1. This is lovely in every aspect. And K.C., your illustrations are over the moon once more.

    Thanks, Donna.

  2. I read Ruthie and the Hippo's Fat Behind and it is a wonderful children's picture book. Margot has a unique way of telling an engaging story using rhyme.

    Great review!

  3. Looks like a lovely book Margot. Wishing you all the best with it.

  4. Thanks so much ladies. And thanks Donna for a terrific review. I guess you DID like Ruthie and her Hippo!!

    But keep those comments coming, mates. Your chance to WIN a free copy of my specially written adventure.

    It features the characters from my three latest books - including Ruthie, and the Magic Boab Tree holds the secret.

    Read about it HERE. . .
    Margot’s Magic Carpet
    Kids Books With a WOW Factor!

  5. Hi Margot:

    It's a pleasure hosting you today!

    Nancy, Karen, and Terrie:

    Thanks for taking the time out to visit with Margot today to offer your support. You ladies are the best!

    Happy Mother's Day,

  6. Congratulations on your latest book, Margot. It looks like a great story that kids will enjoy.

    The illustrations are so neat, K. C. Another lovely book.

  7. Hi, Donna. Enjoyed the book review!

  8. Suzanne and Beverly - thank you so much for commenting. And Donna for the great review. YEA!!

    However the PDF you received in not the final one - MY FAULT entirely.
    I have asked Donna to send me the winner's addies so I can send you the finished version and apologize!!

    So sorry mates.

    Margot’s Magic Carpet
    Kids Books With a WOW Factor!


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