Thursday, March 24, 2011
Happy travels to the Friends of Freddy!
Happy travels to everyone traveling to the Friends of Freddy convention this weekend. We hope you're enjoying the new paperback versions of the Freddy the Pig books as much as we are--and here are some other fans as well!
From The Oregonian:
"This delightful series for children of all ages was written between 1927-58 by Brooks, a staff writer for The New Yorker, and has been brought back in print by The Overlook Press. Freddy the Politician and Freddy and the Bean Home News are key books in the series and as fun and relevant today as when they were first published. In Freddy the Politician, compared favorably to George Orwell's 1984 by critics, Freddy helps his friend Mrs. Wiggins the cow get elected president of the First Animal Republic and stops some woodpeckers from taking over the farm. In Freddy and the Bean Home News, the animals start their own newspaper because the one run by humans isn't printing the truth.”
And from the Children's Book Almanac, which celebrated the Freddy books on Walter Brooks' birthday this January 9:
“All of these books prove that animal fantasy, with just the right amount of humor, can entertain adults and children in equal measure. Brooks brought American homespun humor and a profound understanding of children to his books.”