Freddy and the Ignormus
Freddy and the Ignormus (Freddy the Pig #8)
Who--or what--is the Ignormus and why is it robbing banks and demanding payment from all the animals? Can Freddy, that indomitable pig, figure out the mystery in time? Illustrations.
Published October 1st 2001 by Turtleback Books
(first published 1941)
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What does it mean to be brave? When Freddy and the rest of the talking animals on Mr. Bean's farm are terrorized by the unknown, evil being in the Big Woods known only as the Ignormus, they learn that being brave isn't a lack of fear. Bravery is facing your fears and standing up to them, refusing to run away from a fight or from the possibility of terrible consequences. Bravery is standing up to your enemies, whether you've seen their face or have only imagined it in your worst nightmare. Braver...more
May 01, 2011 Christina rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
The Freddy books are really delightful! They are wonderfully written with endearing characters, and Freddy and the Ignormus is one of our favorites thus far. Although we just discovered Brooks' books this year, they were written in the 1920s through 1950s (I just read that they went out of print in the 1960s, which may be why I never read them as a child). Fortunately, they are back in print. My only problem is that when I try to check out the actual books, my son resists. He has grown accustome...more
http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/33... is a much better review than I could every write. Of the three Freddy books I've read so far, this was the least subtle. But then, I'm an experienced reader - a child would surely be fine. I know I would have absolutely adored this 4 decades ago, but unfortunately I had only Freddy book avl to me, so I read that one over and over again.
Oct 05, 2013 Tweety rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition Recommends it for: Children who like animals and mystery
Recommended to Tweety by: Dorcas
This is a Favorite of mine. Its got all the elements I love in a children's mystery. And even better the animals talk! I'd think that most kids about 8-12 would like Freddy the Pig and his escapades. He really is a funny pig, always getting in a fix.And Simon the rat is quite the character, one of the craftiest I've seen in a children's book. Over all, I love this book.
Freddy is one of my heroes! The funniest thing about this book is that I had a copy for a very long time before I got around to reading it (I had read a couple of other Freddy books). However, for whatever reason, I always thought the title was "Freddy and the Ignoramus." It seemed a bit rude, but then again, it was written earlier in the 20th century, so I just thought, go figure. It wasn't until I was halfway through the book that I realized it was actually Ignormus (as in ginormous) not Ignor...more
Walter R. Brooks (January 9, 1886 –
August 17, 1958) was an American writer
best remembered for his short stories and
children's books, particularly those about
Freddy the Pig and other anthropomorphic
animal inhabitants of the "Bean farm" in
upstate New York.
Born in Rome, New York, Brooks attended
college at the University of Rochester and
subsequently studied homeopathic medicine
in New York City. He dro...more