Finklehopper Frog

By Irene Livingston; Kenny Harrison; Brian Lies (Illustrator)
(Tricycle Press, Hardcover, 9781582460758, 1pp.)

Publication Date: April 2005

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Description
Jogging is " the " thing to do in town, and Finklehopper Frog is eager to join in. To mark the occasion, Finkle finds an extra special jogging suit then hits the road."He hippied and he hoppied and he sang a sweet ker-chog, until he started wondering is THIS the way to jog?" Finklehopper''s doubts grow until one smart bunny helps Finkle discover that being part of the crowd doesn''t mean casting aside your own froggy style. Catchy, rhythmic prose and peppy vernacular are paired with bright illustrations of a distinctive animal community in what is sure to become an all-time read-aloud favorite.Recipient of the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio''s Gold Award. Lively diversity title. Highlights physical exercise for young children.



About the Author
As a child, Irene Livingston loved telling stories to her little sister. She grew up to be a teacher and then a mother, so there were lots of opportunities to practice storytelling, Irene lives in Vancouver, Canada.



I. C. Springman is a small-house person in a McMansion-loving world. She lives as simply as possible with one husband, three dogs, and too many books somewhere down south. More was written for her grandsons, Mason and Jack, with the hope that one day there will be enough for all. Brian Lies is the author and/or illustrator of more than two dozen children's books, including his New York Times best-selling bat books (Bats at the Beach, Bats at the Library, and Bats at the Ballgame).  He lives in Massachusetts with his wife, daughter, and two cats, and battles clutter in his garage, basement, and studio.
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