Sunday, January 27, 2008

Fred Stays with Me!

This little girl's parents are evidently separated or divorced because sometimes she lives with her dad and sometimes she lives with her Mom. However, as she points out, her dog, Fred always lives with her. Through hilarious illustrations in soft brown hues we see that Fred often creates a disruption in the lives of her parents. However, happily, both Mom and Dad come around and each joins with their daughter to come up with a plan so that Fred can continue to stay with their little girl wherever she is living. This is a timely predicament that many children will relate to.

1 comment:

Brucie said...

Second. Fred is the only constant in the main character's life. He is a bundle of trouble, but she loves him and in the end, her parents understand how much she needs him. A gentle treatment of a difficult topic for children.