I, Freddy

by Dietlof Reiche and Joe Cepeda

Freddy is not a run-of-the-mill golden hamster. Even as a youngster, crammed in a... read more

Freddy is not a run-of-the-mill golden hamster. Even as a youngster, crammed in a crowded pet store cage, he realized he was different. Rather than running mindlessly on the treadmill with his siblings, Freddy preferred an intellectual approach to life. He documents his adventures in this autobiographical saga. When confronted with a hamster-style crisis, he overcomes it with creative problem solving and a can-do attitude. Whether it’s attracting a potential owner, teaching himself to read, opening his cage door from the inside, or mastering a Mac computer, Freddy is up to the challenge. An attractive page design with frequent line drawings adds to the appeal of this humorous fantasy, translated from the German. Freddy, rodent extraordinaire, is sure to charm young animal lovers. (Ages 8–11)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2004

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