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Fred

Fred

Inkpen, Mick, author; Inkpen, Chloë, artist

'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

Paperback, Book. English. Children's stories. Picture Books. Stories in rhyme. Early Years.
Published London: Hodder Children's Books, 2017
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Statement of responsibility: Mick & Chloë Inkpen
ISBN: 1444929534, 9781444929539
Intended audience: Preschool.
Note: Originally published: 2016.
Physical Description: 30 unnumbered pages : chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 25 cm

Author note

Mick Inkpen 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 in 1998. 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 course for a degree in illustration, graphics and photography at the Glasgow School of Art. She spent her final year specialising in children's book illustration and was awarded second place in the Macmillan Prize for Illustration in 2008.

Reviews

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.
Parents In Touch||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||Charmingly drawn, sweetly written, and it leaves you feeling all warm inside. Puptastic!
The Bookbag||Simultaneously hilarious and touching
The Guardian||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
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