My Friend Fred

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Tiger Tales, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 22 pages
7 Reviews
Grace and her dog, Fred, do everything together. Fred is mine, thinks Grace. My friend Fred. Grace's sister, Sarah, who has lots of friends, tells Grace, "No, Fred is not yours. He is ours. Our family dog." One day when Sarah's friends come over she invites Fred "the family dog" to play ball. Grace does not want to share Fred. She takes him to her room and shuts the door tight. But for the first time ever, Fred does not want to play with her. Grace learns that friends don't keep friends all to themselves in this heart-warming doggy tale about sharing!

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Review: My Friend Fred

User Review  - IndyPL Kids Book Blog - Goodreads

Grace's dog Fred is her best loyal friend. He likes stories and running and lying around doing nothing, just like Grace. He even makes sure there are no monsters under Grace's bed. When Grace's sister ... Read full review

Review: My Friend Fred

User Review  - Cheryl C. - Goodreads

Hiawyn Oram has created a beautiful story where Grace learns the thrill and joy of sharing a special friend. It isn't easy for her, since her sister, Sarah, has so many friends and Grace only has Fred ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Hiawyn Oram has been writing children's books for more than 20 years, with more than 60 books published to date, including picture books, poetry, plays, young fiction, story collections, and the book and lyrics for two musicals. Her children's television work includes scripts, conception, and development of several series. She has been the recepient of many prizes and awards for her work, including being shortlisted for the UK Smarties Prize for her book, "The Second Princess". She is also the author of "Angry Arthur", "Just Like Us", "A Boy Wants a Dinosaur", "Just Dog", and the film "Big Cat, Little Cat". In the new Narnia picture books, her wit, imagination, and understanding of childhood provide stories that combine gentle wisdom with stirring action in the spirit of the creator of the Narnia world, C. S. Lewis.

Rosie Reeve has illustrated several children's books, including the Annie Stories (Orion). She lives in England.

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