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The Wit and Wisdom of Freddy (Freddy the Pig) Hardcover – International Edition, October 1, 1999

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  • Grade Level: 3 and up
  • Series: Freddy the Pig
  • Hardcover: 253 pages
  • Publisher: Overlook Juvenile; First Edition edition (October 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0879517255
  • ISBN-13: 978-0879517250
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 5.2 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.7 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,599,896 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book was clearly a labor of love, both from Overlook Press and from the many Friends of Freddy (members of an organization devoted to supporting the books) who contributed to it. As Michael Cart points out in his introduction, it's something of a dream come true: the first new Freddy book in over forty years. The dustjacket is colorful but simple. Removing the dustjacket reveals a pleasant surprise: the front cover has a single illustration in the lower right corner, just as the original Freddy books did.
Going within to the text one encounters a splendid introduction by Michael Cart, beginning with a comparison of Freddy and Brooks that leads into a short biography and then into a brief history of the books themselves. He concludes with a celebration of the book itself, since "the delicious quotations you will discover here capture the humor-and the heart-of this wonderful series and remind us, as well, of how American these books are in their celebration of such virtues as honesty, bravery, responsibility, and, yes, common sense."
Turning the page brings one to the beginning of the "delicious quotations," which are organized by topic. They start, appropriately enough, with Friendship, and continuing with Bravery; Responsibility; Animal Aspects; Politics and the Law of the Farm; Imagination; Honesty; People, Pigs, and Popular Opinion; and Humor.
I won't go much into the quotations, since not only should just about everyone reading this have a pretty good idea of what they are, but I also picked out a bunch of them myself and so am more than a little prejudiced in the matter. Instead, let me talk about the presentation.
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By A Customer on July 23, 2000
Format: Hardcover
If you like freddy the pig,you have to get this book
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