“Can anyone help me find Fred? He’s a panda and it’s past his bedtime!”
Let’s Find Fred!
Fred is a panda with big plans. Instead of going to bed, he decides he would rather have an adventure. As Stanley the zookeeper scoots through the town on Fred’s trail, we visit a range of colourful and exciting locations in search of him. And you know what, it’s surprisingly easy to lose a panda in a busy city, so keep your eyes peeled!
You will adore this brand new Scholastic picture book by Steven Lenton, from the front cover (complete with moving Fred eyes) to the very last lovely page. Let’s Find Fred is ideal for new readers as well as those who are just learning. The narrative nature of the pictures means children will be able to read most of the story without actually reading it, so it’s an excellent way of encouraging book talk.
Children will have fun spotting Fred on his adventures, including at:
- The beautiful brightly coloured market- look out for a fine array of dogs.
- The park. Shh, don’t wake up the old feller asleep on the deckchair…
- The rather marvellous pand-a-maze with pandas a go-go!
And my Let’s Find Fred favourite, the art gallery with cleverly ‘pandafied’ works of art. Watch out for The Panda with the Pearl Earring and Whistler’s Panda. In fact, you’ll find nice little cultural references throughout the book as you read.
Well Worth Tracking Down
The story itself is wonderfully creative with text interspersed amongst the illustrations. It’s a book that children can be interactive with and because of the huge amount of detail included, they will find new aspects to Let’s Find Fred with every open.
For a really fun and supportive read that children will rediscover again and again, Let’s Find Fred is well worth tracking down!
Thank you to Scholastic for sending me this lovely book and inviting me to be art of the blog tour.