Ruthie and the Hippo's Fat Behind

Category: Littlest Angels
Author: Margot E. Finke
Artist: K.C. Snider
Print ISBN: 9781616330590
eBook ISBN: 9781616330606

Moving far from friends and familiar places made Ruthie miserable and act bratty. She sassed her parents and disobeyed all the rules. Their darling girl was gone, replaced by a kid with moods as big and ugly as a hippo�s fat behind! Then came the magic moment that brought back their darling girl.

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"Many children who are angry, going through change or a move of any kind would benefit from this story. Ruthie captures these feelings on many levels, including showing anger through arguing and tantrums, and also sulking and feeling bad about herself. As a child therapist, I see many children go through lots of changes and reflect behaviors and emotions like Ruthie. I would recommend this book therapists and parents alike for any child going through change."
--Jill Osborne�s Writing and Play Therapy Page

Ruthie and the Hippo's Fat Behind is a book that children will absolutely love, and benefit from. To add to the value of the book, Finke includes a PARENT TEACHER GUIDE. This section offers useful tips and strategies to help children who are facing a big change. It also includes links to websites that provide additional help and resources.
--Reviewed by Karen Cioffi Book Reviews at