A Book and a Hug


Ed and Ted and Ted's Dog Fred

Reviewed by Administrator on June 29, 2014.
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“You may  find yourself living in a shotgun shack”
--  Talking Heads, “Once in a Lifetime”
A zillion  years ago, when I learned to read, this is what I was required
to read: “Find  Janet, Tip.  Find Janet.  Janet is not here.  Come Janet.
Come home.  Come with me.  No.  No Tip.  Go home.  Go home Tip.”
Today  things are really looking up for newbie readers!
“They hit  the water and sank like lead.  Poor  Ed and Ted and Ted’s dog,
Fred!  They were almost dead...when they were swallowed by a whale called
Ned.  ‘Bother!’ said Ed,  ‘Bother!’ said Ted.  ‘Woof!” said Fred as they
bobbed around  in the belly of Ned.  But the whale  called Ned--who was
overfed--blew Ed and Ted and Fred out of the hole on the top  of his head.”
ED AND  TED AND TED’S DOG FRED is filled with textual action and
illustrative  hijinx  and words that end with  “ed.”  It’s really funny and
difficult to read aloud with a straight face. For children learning to extract
meaning from written symbols, there are exciting payoffs in this book about two
guys and a dog who cohabitate in a shack and who occasionally go plummeting
over  cliffs and saving themselves with a handkerchief  parachute.

32 pages  978-1-250-04448-8   Ages  4-8

Recommended by:  Richie  Partington, MLIS, California USA

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