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Fred (Red Fox Picture Book) [Paperback]

Posy Simmonds
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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1 Oct 1998 Red Fox Picture Book
Fred is an adored family cat (now deceased) who slept all the time - on the ironing board, on the washing, on top of the fridge, on cars, dustbins, walls and particularly on beds - although he took a little time off to sit on laps purring and to eat. Only after his death do Sophie and Nick discover that, by night, he was the Elvis of the cat-world, Famous Fred, the most famous cat in the world, with hordes of devoted fans.

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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Red Fox; New Ed edition (1 Oct 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099264129
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099264125
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 24.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 55,192 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A new paperback edition of Posy Simmond's Fred celebrates the life of her feline creation. Fred's lost none of his charisma" (Jane Doonan TES Teacher 2003-07-08)

"This is a glorious, cheering read about two children trying to come to terms with the death of their pet cat - who had a secret life as a popstar" (Junior 2007-04-12)

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A story of the double life of the laziest cat in the world.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The secret life of a cat 1 Jun 2000
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A quaint story about two children grieving for their cat. They hear the mewing of cats in the garden of their house to find that they are mourning the passing of the children's cat. Fred had a secret life other than the one the children saw: he was a pop singer. Fred's secret life was well known amongst the neighbourhood pets. The children join the cats in their wake for Fred. I'm not sure whether this is a book for children or adults, but I think that you will enjoy it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic childrens (adult!) book 22 Jun 2008
I read this book over ten years ago, and the memories of it have remained fresh ever since. Only this afternoon, my friend and I were reminising about reading it in our local library and simultaneously broke into song to sing the funeral song...."Meaow meaow, meoooo, oh waily waily woooo...."
I recommend this to anyone with children, or anyone who has cats, or basically just anyone. Just read and enjoy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars lost a pet recently? 1 Dec 2010
this is a brilliant book set out in a comic strip syle. perfect for children who can read on thier own esspecially if you have recenlty lost a pet, tells a sweet story about a cat who died and the children find out he is a rockstar in the cat community and cats turn up from miles around in the middle of the night to give him a funeral... lovely
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