Freddie the Fly: Motormouth
A Story About Learning to Listen Freddie the Fly likes to 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 makes Freddie seem like a mute. Freddie the Fly: Motormouth is a humorous take on the problem of never opening your ears while always flapping your yap.
Appropriate for readers in pre-k to third-grade, this colorful storybook teaches kids how to control their conversations and be excited about listening to, and learning from, others. 32 pages
Published by Boys Town Press
Another booklet from Boys Town Press to help young children develop important Life Skills. This 31-page booklet encourages children to do less talking and more listening. This is an important skill to acquire - and the earlier it is acquired, the more it will be helpful. The colorful illustrations assist in making the important point of the booklet.
Freddie the Fly: Motormouth by Kimberly Delude is fun to read, particularly as fast as you can to give the full effect. You see, Freddie the Fly talks a lot and learns about how to listen to others and let them have a chance to talk. Freddie learns all kinds of new things about his friends and family because he starts being patient and attentive to their stories. All of the kids love this one the most, even my fourth grader!
Freddie the Fly Motormouth is as enjoyable as informative and helpful for anyone dealing with a so called Motormouth. The stories illustrations are colorful and are sure to grab your child’s or students attention. The author masterfully weaves a non-threatening easy to understand story to help kids deal with a difficult subject matter, while simply enjoying this well written book.
As a recovering chatterbox adult, I love Freddie the Fly Motormouth. It is creative, entertaining, and informative. The colorful insect characters are placed in real life situations that motormouths of all ages can relate to. It would make a good gift for children. Parents and teachers will also enjoy reading this to children through middle school age.