Fred the Super Friend by Pina Bird is a book I would have read over and over as a child. It has a certain homey feeling that burrows deep within your heart, making it unforgettable through the years.
At first, the book may seem a bit serious, considering Fred's work as a building superintendent. But as the story unfolds, the story becomes more and more endearing.
We see Fred as he devotedly performs his job. We meet various characters that add warmth and a lot of heart to the story.
This is a book that can teach the young about the value of work. Through Fred's character, parents can explain to children what responsibility means.
Further, in the face of disaster, when things don't turn out as planned, one learns to be flexible and to make the most of what one has.
Instead of complaining or being selfish, children can learn that it is better to help one another. Things may not be perfect, but one can still find a lot of things to be thankful for.
The wonderful illustrations of this book create the perfect complement to this story. It serves as an engaging background into a magical world that children would be delighted in.
I hope this becomes a series so I can read Fred’s next adventures. It's a superb choice for a bedtime story for your children.
Hi, I'm Joyce! I review Children's Books as well as Christian, Fantasy, Romance, Memoirs, and Mystery Books. I do freelance as well as book club reviews. I'm also a novelist, poet, and self-help author. My inspirational blog is definitely a place to share reviews from a similar genre.