Freddie the Fly: Motormouth

A Story about Learning to Take a Pause, Listen to Others, and Take Turns Talking

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. 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. 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 on starting a discussion with children about how to be excited about listening to others. 31 pgs.

Extend the learning with four downloadable activities!

The Freddie the Fly book series also includes:

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

Published by Boys Town Press

ISBN: 978-1-944882-17-4