Finn Throws a Fit

By David Elliott; Timothy Basil Ering (Illustrator)
Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763623562, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 25, 2009

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Description
Who among us hasn't encountered that force of nature called "a fit"? A best-selling author and illustrator depict a toddler's tantrum in all its horror and hilarity.
Finn likes peaches. Usually. But not today. Today Finn doesn't like
anything. Uh-oh. Is Finn going to throw a fit? Author David Elliott
directs the event with wit, warmth, and appropriate wariness, while
illustrator Timothy Basil Ering's energy and whimsy match this tantrum
turn for turn. At once empathetic and uproariously funny, this picture
book speaks directly to anyone (young or old) who has ever had -- or
tried to contain -- a real earth-quaking, ground-shaking, full-on fit.



About the Author
David Elliott is the author of several books for young readers, including the "Evangeline Mudd" novels and A"nd Here's to You!," a New York Times bestselling picture book illustrated by Randy Cecil. He lives in Warner, New Hampshire. "From the Hardcover edition."Timothy Basil Ering says that THE STORY OF FROG BELLY RAT BONE was inspired by a visit to Descanso Gardens, a botanical garden in Pasadena, California, where there is a private garden for urban Los Angeles schoolchildren. "For as long as I can remember, I have loved to mix up words and phrases into silly little combinations that would make me laugh," he explains. "I'd make up songs while meandering down the outer beach of Cape Cod to favorite fishing spots, and 'Frog Belly Rat Bone' was always a favorite string of nouns. Then one day in Pasadena, I sat at a tiny picnic table in the children's garden and began to sketch the garden's scarecrow. I knew at that moment that Frog Belly Rat Bone had found a home." Timothy Basil Ering's artwork has appeared in books, magazines, theater sets, private murals, and fine art galleries. A resident of Somerville, Massachusetts, he is enamored of the sea and has a passion for nature and the outdoors. This is his first picture book with Candlewick Press.
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