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Fred

Fred

‘Fetch!’ and ‘Sit!’ and ‘Stay!’ I understand them all. Those are the words I know. But what is ‘Fred’?

Fred the dog may not know his name yet or how to stay out of trouble but one little boy will love him no matter what.

A follow-up to I Will Love You Anyway, this touching rhyming story is full of friendship and tail wagging and will touch a chord with all children who love pets.

Praise for Mick Inkpen:
‘You simply cannot fail to win smiles with a new book about Kipper.’ Daily Mail
‘The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.’ Guardian

Praise for Zoe and Beans:
‘These books will become well-loved members of any child’s book collection.’ Carousel

For activities, competitions and other fun stuff check out http://www.chloeinkpen.com

Mick Inkpen has been a bestselling children’s author for over 25 years. He is one of today’s most popular picture book author/illustrators and the famous creator of both Kipper and Wibbly Pig. Mick has won the Children’s Book Award for Threadbear and the British Book Award twice, for Penguin Small and Lullabyhullaballoo. Kipper won a BAFTA for Best Animated Film. It wasn’t until Mick became a father that he began his career in children’s books. Now father and daughter have come together for a unique and exciting picture book partnership. Chloë Inkpen grew up surrounded by picture books and has a natural gift for storytelling. A love of language and art saw her swap an English degree course at Nottingham University for a degree in Illustration at the Glasgow School of Art. In her final year Chloë was awarded second place in the Macmillan Prize for Illustration. Chloë’s events in schools, libraries and festivals across the UK regularly receive glowing reviews. Mick and Chloë are the co-creators of Hole in the Zoo, the Fred series and the Zoe and Beans series.
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Genre: Children's, Teenage & Educational / Picture Books, Activity Books & Early Learning Material / Picture Books / Picture Storybooks

On Sale: 8th September 2016

Price: £11.99

ISBN-13: 9781444929522

Reviews

This is a joyous fun-filled book which will appeal to children and dog-lovers everywhere. The rhyming text has pace and plenty of word play, whilst the exclamation marks and sometimes griant print really encourage expression and emphasis when read aloud. There are plenty of opportunities for reinforcing phonic work, finding new rhymes and making up adjectives like 'pondy' throughout KS1 but Y2 children might also be interseted in talking about how we learn our names and so gain a sense of self.
The English Association
This is a poetic tale of a naughty puppy who is learning words but struggles to understand that 'Fred' is his name. Certain to have children in fits of giggles, but also a book with a heart of gold.
Huffington Post
Simultaneously hilarious and touching
The Guardian
Charmingly drawn, sweetly written, and it leaves you feeling all warm inside. Puptastic!
The Bookbag
This is an utterly charming and heart-warming read, told in rhyme and very easy to learn by heart. This is one book that will be enjoyed over and over by its readers whatever their age. Trust me. There's no one under 60 in our house and we can't leave it alone
Teaching English (Primary Matters)
A joyful romp of a story with plenty of humour... Charming illustrations complement the rhyming text to bring us a book that will be much-loved.
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