I love a picture book that heads off in an unexpected direction, and Freddy and the pig does so with gusto.
Freddy hits on a cunning plan to avoid going to the dreaded school. He dresses a pig in his uniform and a pair of glasses to act as his stand-in. It’s a pretty genius solution. Freddy gets to stay at home eating and playing on his Xbox, while the pig fits in (kind of) admirably in a classroom environment.
Freddy would make a great story to tell with a pig puppet or stuffed toy dressed in a school uniform with glasses. It’s the perfect length to read to pre-schoolers or young schoolies, and has information on the back about being dyslexia friendly http://www.redsquirrelbooks.co.uk
A whole lot of fun to read.
Check out Freddy and the pig at Auckland Libraries.
Or buy Freddy and the pig from Fishpond.