A Story About Learning to Listen


SKU: D303-Net

Freddie learns an important lesson about talking less…and learning to listen.

Freddie the Fly likes to talk and talk and talk. He’s so busy buzzing about the latest gossip, he can’t listen to anyone else. Once someone starts talking, he can feel a small hum race through his body, and before long he starts whirling and swirling and all the great things he knows zoom out through the air. But Freddie doesn’t realize how much of a chatterbox he is until he meets Mesquita. Her mile-a-minute mouth mystifies Freddie…until he realizes he and Mesquita have a lot in common!

Freddie the Fly: Motormouth is a humorous take on the problem of talking too much, listening too little, and struggling to wait your turn.

Written by Kimberly Delude
Illustrated by Brian Martin
Paperback ISBN 9781944882174
Grades K-5
31 pages
Release Date September 15, 2017

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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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