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Finn Throws a Fit!

By David Elliott
Illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering

Who among us hasn't encountered that force of nature called "a fit"? A best-selling author and illustrator depict a toddler’s tantrum in all its horror and hilarity.

Finn likes peaches. Usually. But not today. Today Finn doesn’t like anything. Uh-oh. Is Finn going to throw a fit? Author David Elliott directs the event with wit, warmth, and appropriate wariness, while illustrator Timothy Basil Ering’s energy and whimsy match this tantrum turn for turn. At once empathetic and uproariously funny, this picture book speaks directly to anyone (young or old) who has ever had — or tried to contain — a real earth-quaking, ground-shaking, full-on fit.

  • Delight in the ultimate tantrum, brought kicking and screaming to life through David Elliott's spare and expressive text and Timothy Basil Ering's extraordinarily fitful illustrations!
  • "Filled with paintings of joyous, oceanic freedom, as if the sea itself was washing through its pages." Kate Kellaway, Observer, on Necks Out for Adventure
  • "If you are tired of cute picture books, this is the one for you. Dark and scrawly, it is a refreshing antidote to everything fluffy." The Sunday Times on The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone

About the author

David Elliott is the author of the New York Times best-selling picture book And Here’s to You!, illustrated by Randy Cecil, and On the Farm, illustrated by Holly Meade. He lives in Warner, New Hampshire.

About the illustrator

Timothy Basil Ering is the illustrator of the Newbery Medal-winning The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo and the author-illustrator of The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone and Necks Out for Adventure. He lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.

ISBN: 9780763623562
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: August 1, 2009
Dimensions: 247 x 287mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $29.99
New Zealand RRP: $31.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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