Fred is a pug. Fred wears sweatbands. Fred doesn't know what a Fred is but that's okay because he'll figure it out and by the end of the book he'll have you wrapped around his little pug paws!
A pug wearing sweatbands faces an identity crisis that leads to self acceptance and a deeper understanding of his place in the world.— Miriam L
From the father-daughter team behind I Will Love You Anyway comes another heartwarming tale about a sweatband-wearing pug.
Fetch! and Sit! and Stay!
and Ball! and Walk! and Bed!
I know those words…
…but what is Fred?
Little ones will laugh out loud as you read Mick and Chloë Inkpen’s delightful second story all about a troublesome little dog who finally discovers his own name.
About the Author
Mick Inkpen is one of today’s most popular picture book author/illustrators and the famous creator of both Kipper and Wibbly Pig. Mick has won the Children’s Book Award for Threadbear and the British Book Award twice, for Penguin Small and Lullabyhullaballoo. Kipper won a BAFTA for Best Animated Film in 1998. It wasn’t until Mick became a father that he began his career in children’s books. Now father and daughter have come together for a unique and exciting picture book partnership.
Chloë Inkpen grew up surrounded by picture books and has a natural gift for storytelling. A love of language and art saw her swap an English course for a degree in illustration, graphics, and photography at the Glasgow School of Art. She spent her final year specializing in children’s book illustration and was awarded second place in the Macmillan Prize for Illustration.