- 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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The Wit and Wisdom of Freddy (Freddy the Pig) Hardcover – International Edition, October 1, 1999
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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.Read more ›