Frederick Finch, Loudmouth

By Tess Weaver
(Clarion Books, Hardcover, 9780618452392, 32pp.)

Publication Date: May 2008

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Poor Frederick Finch! No matter what he does, he just can’t seem to keep quiet. Especially when he’s trying to win a contest at the state fair. Everyone else in his family always comes home from the fair with ribbons. But not Frederick. No matter how hard he tries, he never wins a thing.
But what if there were a contest where loudness could help instead of harm?
This comic tale, uproariously illustrated, carries a simple message: Be yourself! Even if that means being loud. VERY loud.

About the Author

Tess Weaver is the author of Opera Cat and Cat Jumped In! She lives in Iowa City, Iowa. For more information visit

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