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Quinny & Hopper

Written by Adriana Brad Schanen & illustrated by Greg Swearingen
Published by Disney-Hyperion
5.25 / 7.0
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Goodreads Rating - 4.1 / 5.0
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What's Quinny & Hopper About

Publisher Summary

Quinny has a lot to say. Hopper gets to the point.

Quinny has one speed: very, very, extra-very fast. Hopper proceeds with caution.

Quinny has big ideas. Hopper has smart solutions.

Quinny and Hopper couldn’t be more different. They are an unstoppable team.

But when summer ends, things suddenly aren’t the same. Can Quinny and Hopper stick together in the face of stylish bullies, a killer chicken, and the brand-new Third Grade Rules-especially the one that says they aren’t allowed to be friends anymore?

What Kind of Book is Quinny & Hopper

What Should I Know As a Parent

Families are unique and have different expectations for the books they choose to read. The following is a list of concepts included in this book that some parents may wish to seek out or avoid.

Potty Humor: There are a few instances of potty humor in this book: "Did you know the word shampoo has poo in it?" "Go scratch your itchy butt." "She cries so hard that the tuba in her diaper plays a fart again." "Did you know that butterfly has the word butt in it?"
Language: No profanity in this book, though there is some name calling, such as "twit-ster," "stupid," and "moron."
Violence: The bully brothers slap the side of Hopper's head, flick his ear, step on his heel, and turn him upside down. Though no one gets hurt from this instance, at one point a character puts their "hand over Quinny's face and squeeze as a a consequence..."

Note that this list is not exhaustive and there may be concepts in this book that are not included or have been insufficiently or incorrectly detailed here.

What Questions Should I Ask My Child

  • Ask your child how Quinny and Hopper are different. Talk about how even though someone might be different from us, they can make a wonderful friend because you each have a wide range of strengths and talents.

  • Discuss with your child how you should choose friends for whom you enjoy rather than who might be popular.

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B is for Bookworm
Book-loving mommy-to-be! Recently enjoyed The Hobbit, Becoming, and The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel.
5.25 / 7.0

Quinny and Hopper show that opposites do attract—these best friends are different but their differences complement one another to create loads of fun moments of friendship. One of my favorite parts of this book is the inclusion of peer pressure to have the “right” friends and how these two surpass that.

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Who Wrote Quinny & Hopper

Adriana Brad Schanen

Adriana Brad Schanen lives in Montclair, New Jersey, with her husband and two very, very, extra-very lively daughters, and a shaggy 60-pound lap dog named Oliver. <i>Quinny & Hopper</i> is her first children’s book. Visit her online at

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Who Illustrated Quinny & Hopper

Greg Swearingen

Greg Swearingen has illustrated over 50 chapter books. He completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Columbus College of Art and Design in Ohio and received the Norman Rockwell of Stockbridge Award from the Society of Illustrators. Greg developed his illustrative style through drawing and experimenting with different types of media. He currently uses a mixed media technique combining acrylics, watercolor, and colored pencils. He resides in California with his wife.<br>

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June 10, 2014

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