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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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>