From School Library Journal
Grade 2-5-Freddy the Pig books by Walter R. Brooks have gone in and out of print for the last 40 years, but he gets a new life with this recording about his time as a politician. Freddy and his farmyard friends on Mr. Bean's farm decide to start the First Animal Bank of Centerboro and the First Animal Republic to show how responsible they are while the Beans are on holiday in Europe. Some of the vocabulary is beyond the level of elementary students today, but by listening to the clear reading of the book, the words can be understood in context. Narrator John McDonough gives each animal a different voice and personality. Each tape is clearly labeled for the chapters included. The audio versions of Freddy the Detective, Freddy the Pilot, and Freddy Goes to the North Pole, also narrated by McDonough, are available from Recorded Books as well.Nancy A. Gifford, Schenectady County Public Library, NY
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“Freddy is probably the most lovable, most admirable pig that ever lived.” (Michael Morpurgo, bestselling author of War Horse and U.K. Children’s Laureate)
“Freddy’s readers have called him a porcine prince . . . Walter R. Brooks’s gentle genius shines even brighter.” (The New York Times)
“Freddy is blessed with courage, wit, agility and a Sherlock Holmes-like capacity for detective work.” (Newsday)
“At my funeral, in lieu of flowers, I’d prefer that people give money to the Friends of Freddy fan club” (USA Today)
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