Freddie the Fly: Motormouth

A Story About Learning to Listen and Controlling Conversations

Author: Kimberly Delude, MA, CCC-SLP
Illustrator: Brian Martin
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**Winner of the Counselor's Choice Award!**
**Winner of the Moonbeam Children's Book Award!**

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. 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. This is the first in Kimberly’s Delude’s children’s picture book series Freddie the Fly. Delightfully illustrated by Brian Martin, Freddie’s story will entertain children while teaching them the important social skill of “Listening to Others.” 

This colorful storybook is appropriate for readers in pre-K through grade 5, as well as, children who may find controlling their conversations with others a challenge. Included at the end of the story are tips for parents and educators in starting a discussion with children how to be excited about listening to others and learning from it. 31 pgs.

Extend the learning with Four Downloadable Activities!

The series also includes:

Take a sneak peak at Freddie the Fly: Connecting the Dots

Published by Boys Town Press

ISBN: 978-1-944882-17-4

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