Ready for a nap, young Fred the Basset Hound goes to his room after a morning of play and the unthinkable happens: his comfy, red bed has disappeared!
After a search through his house with a less-than-helpful mouse, Fred sets out on a journey outside to find his bed. Along the way he meets a sedentary frog, an enthusiastic cricket, and a sympathetic owl. The dilemma of his lost bed intensifies as Fred realizes he has strayed too far from home without telling his father that he left.
A Bed for Fred is a delightful journey that any young child can relate to. Changing beds from cribs to toddler beds and toddler beds to "big boy" or "big girl" beds are huge steps. Discover how Fred handles this experience of complication and change with good communication and a willingness to explore
Help your child figure out the world they live in!
|Publisher:||Hugo House Publishers, Ltd.|
|Product dimensions:||6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.25(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Received a copy of the book from Netgalley for an honest review. This book was adorable. I have a five year old daughter and she really enjoyed the story. The story was really cute and showed how Fred did some searching for his bed. I did some research to what age range this book was but I did not find anything. My only suggestion would be adding some pictures in the book. The rhyming throughout the story is what actually kept me interested. This is definitely a book I would recommend for others to read and would purchase for my children's library.
Children will immediately relate and connect with Fred the lovable basset hound as he searches for his bed. As they connect with him they will learn and friendship, persistence and always telling your parents where you are. A great story with incredible illustrations.
I have a cute book to tell you about today that will warm your heart and make you fall in love with Bassett hounds. The little puppy in the story, Fred, is adorable to say the least. He has his favourite little bed that he curls up in and he even wears a pajama top to seal the deal. He seems to be growing very quickly and is outgrowing his beloved bed. He lives with his dad whom he loves very dearly. When he wakes up in his morning he is very enthusiastic with his red favourite ball, his little toy bear and especially his bowl of food! He loves life and is a very happy, playful little guy. Sticky ears and messy top prevail and Fred decides to go back to his room to shed his soiled shirt and dress fresh for a new day. When he enters his room he is shocked to find both his favourite bed and his dad gone missing. Panic sets in and he goes about trying to find them with his nose to the ground and his ears dragging along in the dirt. He seeks counsel from his friend mouse, a lounging frog on a log, a twitchy cricket and lastly his wise friend owl who advises him to go home because darkness is settling in. Fred then hears the familiar voice of his dad and with wagging tail and happy heart he runs to greet him. His dad is relieved to see his precious little son is safe and takes him home where he belongs. Will Fred find out why his bed is missing? How will he sleep without his comfy, favourite bed if it is lost? Does his Dad know what the true story is concerning his bed and will he tell Fred the truth about it? Will Fred understand that growing up can mean changes will have to be made in your lifestyle even at the time it seems very uncomfortable to do so? The book is written in rhyme and the illustrations are fantastic. The colour pallet is soft and natural and this book is a perfect bedtime story for your child. I highly recommend this story. I especially love the last illustration where you see Fred, with the most contented look on his face, and his guardian friend owl lovingly checking in on him to make sure he is safe and sound and sleeping happily.
Title: A Bed For Fred Author: Lori Zoss Illustrator: Cheri Polk Publisher: Hugo House Publishers, Ltd. Published: 12-21-2013 ISBN: 9781936449538 E-Book ASIN: B00HG5BO52 Pages: 18 Genre: Children's Fiction Young Fred's Dad wakes him up and they begin to play. Then Fred plays with his bear until he goes to eat his breakfast. When he spills his food and gets it on his clothes he decides to go to his rooms and get dressed for the day and take a nap in his comfy, soft, red bed. Yet when he arrives in room his bed is gone. What is he going to do? How can he sleep with out his own comfy bed? Fred begins a search for his missing bed and his father who has disappeared as well. Follow along as Fred searches both the house and the world outside for his missing red bed. Meet his friends and greet new ones too. This may be a short story but it is told in a simple rhyming pattern that children will love. The easy to follow verse along with adorable illustrations captivate the young reader and listeners. This would make a great gift for the beginner reader.