Filbert, the Good Little Fiend
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Filbert, the Good Little Fiend

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A little fiend who’s too good for his own good befriends an angel who is too naughty—and together they concoct a clever plan.

Daddy and Mommy Fiend want their little Filbert to be gruesome and ghastly, but he won’t trample or terrify, roar or holler. He’d much rather help an old lady with her bags or go bird-watching. What are they to do with him? When Filbert starts school...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published July 9th 2013 by Candlewick Press
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Patricia Kemp Blackmon
Filbert's parents expected him to be bad to bone. You see they are a family of fiends.

What is a fiend?. Well let me tell show you a definition online @ Oxford Dictionary

fiend is a noun
an evil spirit or demon.
a wicked or cruel person:
a fiend thirsty for blood and revenge
a person causing mischief or annoyance
you little fiend!

Sounds scary for sure! There is one problem, Filbert is a good fiend, which is totally unacceptable. His parents are the scariest of scary and try everything to make him b...more
I like the concept of this book, but there's something lacking in the storytelling of it. There's a little fiend who isn't very fiendish and a little angel who isn't very angelic. They have problems with others accepting them for who they are. So they switch clothes to look like something much worse than they were (in the eyes of their peers). This is what I dislike about the story. Why do the characters have to pretend to be something worse than they are to be accepted?
Filbert is adorable and sweet, these are not good traits in a little fiend. His parents do everything possible to get him to ask scary and horrendous. Even at his monster school he can't be anything but good. When he is in timeout he meets an unlikely counterpart and they come up with a devious plan to earn the respect of their peers. Maybe now his parents and teacher will understand that it is okay for a little fiend to be kind, at least he's not a total angel! A sweet story about accepting fam...more
Laura DeLuca
This book teaches a hard lesson to grasp, even for some adults! Being yourself has to be the hardest thing for every human, and monster! This little fiend wouldn't cave to the pressures he faced to be mean, nor would the sweet angel. A great value to have is to be true to ones self, even when the world is telling you to be someone else. Eventually, those that love you will accept who you are and love you the same. A wonderful book, and lesson for children; especially in a world full of pressures...more
Jennie Smith
Sometimes people (and monsters) just don't understand that it is okay to be different. In this adorable book, Filbert finds an unexpected pal who helps him see that he is just fine the way he is and helps him show everyone else that too!
Henry and I read this on October 30th to celebrate Halloween. Cute book and illustrations, but something just lacking. Some of the wording was awkward. We liked it overall though.
A sweet story about being yourself and the art is beautiful.
Edward Sullivan
A little fiend lacking in fiendishness.
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