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My Friend Fred

3.69  ·  Rating Details ·  58 Ratings  ·  12 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 t ...more
Hardcover, 22 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by Tiger Tales (first published May 1st 2011)
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Sheena O'connell
Dec 07, 2011 Sheena O'connell rated it really liked it
My friend Fred is a heart-warming story about friendship and sharing. Lucy is a little girl who is convinced her only friend is ‘Fred’ their family dog. She tries to keep her lovely dog all to herself and constantly argues with her sister that Fred is hers and hers only. Her sister is not impressed and insists on the fact that Fred is their family dog and Lucy does not own him. In the story Lucy has to learn to share Fred and this way Fred is happy and so is the rest of the family. Even though s ...more
Krista Lineweaver
Feb 24, 2012 Krista Lineweaver rated it it was amazing
My Friend Fred, written by Hiawyn Oram, is a picture book intended for children three to seven years old, so the Nursery to the Primary ages. This story is about sharing and friendship. The main characters are a little girl, named Grace, and her family dog, Fred. Grace and Fred are inseparable but one day, Grace’s sister and friends want to play ball with Fred, but Grace says no and takes Fred to her room. Fred is sad, and Grace finally realizes that they would all have more fun if she would sha ...more
Kristi Bernard
Mar 28, 2012 Kristi Bernard rated it it was amazing
Grace and her sister have a new family dog. His name is Fred. But Grace feels that Fred is her friend exclusively. Grace knows that Fred is her friend because he is there with her in the morning when she wakes up and there with her when she goes to bed at night. Fred even checks for monsters under her bed. Fred likes to play with Grace and run with Grace and read with her too. Fred even helps Grace find things, like her bear and shoe with the plum on it. But what happens when Fred wants to chang ...more
Cheryl Malandrinos
May 21, 2012 Cheryl Malandrinos rated it it was amazing
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; but she doesn’t want to make Fred unhappy either. When they all get a chance to play together they have great fun.

Rosie Reeve provides the artwork for My Friend Fred. Soft blues and purples are complemented by bright pinks and greens. Some of the pages have paw print accents like those found on th
Shannon Considine
Grace loves her dog Fred, and she does not want to share him with anyone else. When she then shares him, she discovers how much more fun it is to play with Fred and her friends together. This book fits into the text set to highlight the importance of sharing with your friends and including others to play and interact- the more the merrier!
Oct 28, 2014 Dee-Ann rated it really liked it
This book has cute pictures, though one picture of Fred had us wondering what it was. This book was fun to read and the text was written in interesting ways. This story was more about family dynamics than that of a dog, but interesting anyhow.
Another beautiful story about the amazing bond between humans and dogs.
Jun 14, 2012 Rebecca rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Rebecca by: Megan Fry
Humorous book about how Grace learns to share Fred the dog. Especially funny are the parenthetical comments. Good read-aloud. Recommended.
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Mar 18, 2012 Mary Lee rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-book, dogs
Grace has to learn the difference between MINE and OURS.
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I'm making this one part of my doggie storytime collection for the Pre-K crowd.
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Hiawyn Oram is a very successful author of children's books in Britain. Her books include the popular Not-So-Grizzly Bear Stories, the Animal Heroes series, and Mona the Vampire. She lives in London.
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