This is a very nice story. Freddy and Linda are sweet friends, and we liked all the animals in each chapter, especially the hummingbird. This is a great read-aloud for younger children, and my third grader also enjoyed reading it independently.
This book is absolutely precious. My little girl just loved it. Thank you for your amazing library.
There is humor and laughter right from the start as Freddy learns of his new neighbor, Linda. Their innocent adventures remind me of the simplicity of childhood and they are filled with opportunities to show kindness.
This is a great book to read aloud to children of different ages and also for independent reading for level 3 readers. Friendship is a consistent theme and the children show respect to the adults, but it is gentle and not preachy.
I like how Freddy and Linda are best friends and how they are nice to each other and their friends. They do lots of fun things. I think it is a very good book and if you are having a bad day it can turn your frown upside down. ( From my 8 year old)
This is a wonderful book with gentle, realistic life adventures of two neighborhood friends. I love that it shows children working and having interesting, positive interactions with adults as well as other children. My younger kids enjoyed learning more about humming birds along the way.
One morning at breakfast, Mother said, “Freddy, the new house next door has been sold. A family with a six-year-old child is moving in today.” The new girl’s name is Linda, and the two children become fast friends, sailing boats in the pond, taking care of an injured hummingbird, and saving ducks from a waterfall.
“Children imitate the behaviors they see in books. Thus, we should fill children’s minds with the best role models, such as the characters Freddy and Linda, who are kind, positive, creative, and respectful. Freddy and Linda is an example of how completely clean, well-written literature can be fun and engaging without including any of the potty language, negativity, or disrespect so rampant in children’s literature today. This feel-good book is a little gem for your home library.”—Jenny Phillips
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