Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Excerpt reveal: Freddy, Hoppie and the Eyeglasses, by Michelle Nott

Title: Freddy, Hoppie and the Eyeglasses
Genre: Early Reader, ages 6-9
Author: Michelle Nott
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing
Freddy, Hoppie and the Eyeglasses is about a little boy and his imaginary frog named Hoppie. Whenever Freddy struggles, Hoppie helps out. Specifically, Freddy’s having problems at school that he doesn’t realize stem from his poor eyesight. Not sure how to tell Mom about his trouble, he explains that Hoppie is the one with headaches, etc. Of course, Mom understands that Hoppie is the tool that Freddy uses to express himself. So, she takes Freddy (and Hoppie) to see the eye doctor. When Freddy leaves with brand new eyeglasses, Hoppie stays to assist the eye doctor with the other young patients.
Freddy, Hoppie and the Eyeglasses
by Michelle Nott
“Hurry,” Freddy’s Mom called.
Freddy pulled on his favorite green t-shirt and green socks. His frog, Hoppie, jumped deep into his pocket where only Freddy could see her.
“Have you looked at your watch?” his mom asked.
All the numbers were smudged. “It’s broken,” he answered.
Freddy and Hoppy leapt out the door and ran to the bus stop.
Once at school, Freddy skipped into his classroom. Hoppie jumped onto his desk.
“Good morning,” greeted Ms. Fibian. “Please open your Language Arts books to page 8 and read Fair Day.”
When everyone’s heads were up, she asked questions.
Freddy’s head was halfway down, but Ms. Fibian asked him anyway…
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Before becoming an author, Michelle Nott enjoyed being a French teacher (pre-K to university levels) in the U.S., working for a French company in Paris and an art gallery in NYC. She has also edited and written articles for numerous on-line and print magazines in the American and European markets.
In 2004, Michelle moved to Belgium. When she noticed that her daughters’ book collection included more French titles than English ones, she decided to put her creative writing degree to use. Many of these early stories can be found on her blog Good Night, Sleep Tight where she also reflects on raising Third Culture Kids.
In 2015, Michelle and her family returned to the U.S. But with American and French citizenship, they travel to Europe regularly. Their favorite places include the French Alps, the Belgian countryside, and the Cornish coast in the UK. Her family’s life and adventures prove great inspirations for her stories.
Freddy, Hoppie and the Eyeglasses is Michelle’s first book for children. Her future children’s books are represented by Essie White at Storm Literary Agency. She is a member of SCBWI, Children’s Book Insider and Houston Writer’s Guild.
Connect with Michelle Nott on the Net!
@MimiLRN

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