Friday, October 24, 2008

Hurty Feelings - Book Review

Here is a sneak preview of Hurty Feelings that will appear on The National Writing for Children Center, home of the Children's Writing Coaching Club on Saturday October 25.

Title: Hurty Feelings
Author: Helen Lester
Illustrator: Lynn Munsinger

Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardback: 32 pages
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin/Walter Lorraine Books; 1 edition (March 26, 2007)
ISBN-10: 0618840621
ISBN-13: 978-0618840625

An emotionally fragile hippo named Fragility and a rude elephant named Rudy will delight children from ages four to eight (and a few parents along the way.) Fragility is over sensitive and Rudy is overly rude. Author Helen Lester begins her humorous tale with Fragility was a solid piece of work. When she walked her world wobbled.

Fragility is very happy in her own world, she has strong jaws that could munch grass faster than any lawn mower, she never cries when she stubs one of her toes or all sixteen. However, something did bother Fragility and it was injured feelings.

Click here to read more about the author and illustrator.

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  1. Carma, I met Helen Lester when I was a school nurse at our local elementary school. She sat and talked and encouraged me to keep writing. She is one of my role models actually, although she wouldn't remember me. What a wonderful author with such cute and meaningful ideas.

    Thanks for sharing with us.

  2. Hi Terri,
    Wow, what a great experience to meet such a wonderful children's author. I loved this book and will search for some more written by her for future reviews. What was interesting is she uses the same illustrator quite a bit. I think the combination is stellar.

    Thanks for the great comment.