Connecting the Dots

A Story About Learning to Read Social Cues


SKU: D304-Net

Freddie returns with quite the conundrum, and boy is he one frustrated fly! He keeps missing social cues, misunderstanding what people mean, and then finding himself in a mess. Like when the bus driver tells him, “Why don’t you sing a little LOUDER?” and Freddie gets in trouble for doing exactly as he’s told. He doesn’t understand that people don’t always say what they mean–and he just doesn’t get that there is a lot more to communication than the words that people say.

Fortunately for our favorite fly, he has his dad and Principal Roachford available to teach him about connecting the communication dots, including voice tone, facial expressions and body language. But will Freddie remember to look for and connect all these dots when he’s buzzing about town on his own? Or will he find himself in the middle of more messy misunderstandings?

Written by Kimberly Delude
Illustrated by Brian Martin –
Paperback ISBN 9781944882259
Grades K-5
31 pages
Release Date August 1, 2018

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Boys Town Press

Kimberly Delude, MA, CCC-SLP, worked for a national sports team before earning her MA at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst’s Department of Education. Kimberly has her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association, and works as a Speech Language Pathologist in the public schools.

Kimberly’s entertaining yet effective teaching style is evident in her stories about popular character Freddie the Fly (and his friends), along with the tips and activities available for each of her books. She spends her days giving kids a voice and uses her humorous tales to help children have fun while improving their communication skills.

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