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Multiple award winning series, which promotes Christian values in chidren, Fast Freddy overcomes the ridicule of being different. He joins the swim team, and the kids learn he is a great kid. Freddy wins the championship for the first time, overcoming Marcus a formidable threat. He says a prayer of thanks to Jesus for being different and forhis new friends. Children learn compassion, concern, and love for others, building a strong foundation in Christ.
- Mom's Choice
- Reader's Favorite Illustration
- Reader's Favorite Finalist
- IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards
- Presidents FAPA Gold Award
Vendor: GLM Publishing
Publication Date: 2015
Dimensions: 10.77 X 8.50 (inches)
Series: Adventures of the Sea Kids
Part of the innovative Adventures of the Sea Kids Series, "Fast Freddy" tackles the issue of being different, as the new kid, Freddy Fish experiences in his first day at the sea school. Purple Freddy is ridiculed for having the head of a shark and the body of an octopus by his classmates at recess. Miss Mermaid, the teacher, notices Freddy's unhappiness and lectures her students about making fun of someone who is different. Everyone in the class is encouraged to identify with feeling different in some way. Fellow fish students begin to accept Freddy and invite him to join their Catfish Cruisers swim team. In an exciting series of races with the Barracudas, Fast Freddy takes on the race challenge with champion Marcus, of the Barracudas. A hard race ensues, but Fast Freddy perseveres and finally wins with cheers from all his teammates and schoolmates. After the celebration at the Bubble Trouble Pizza Parlor, Fast Freddy remembers to thank Jesus for making him different and special, and for all his new friends.
"Fast Freddy" is embellished with fabulous, flashy, bright rainbow pictures of Freddy and all the other fish and sea creatures, a special attraction that children will love and respond to. A quotation from Isaiah 43:5 precedes the story of Fast Freddy: "Do Not be afraid fdor I am with you."
Midwest Book Review James A. Cox
KrisFairfax, VAAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Wonderful story and superb illustrationsJuly 1, 2016KrisFairfax, VAAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5What a great childrens book to gently make children aware of the differences in others and how they can be advantages. Bullying is also addressed.
Freddy is a new kid in the sea school and he looks like a cross between a shark and an octopus a most unusual combination! Unfortunately, at first the other sea students make fun of his differences but then his physical traits become an advantage at the championship swim races.
I loved the cute story and the illustrations were superb. And we loved looking for the little fish symbol on each page. The book closes with a message to kids to pray. I really thought this was a great book and I highly recommend it for preschoolers and early elementary. I received this book from bookfun.org in return for my honest opinion.
Seasons of GraceAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5My kids love this seriesJune 30, 2016Seasons of GraceAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Once again, my daughter and I enjoyed one of the books in the Adventures of the Sea Kids Series. This book is about Freddy, a new kid in school. Freddy is a little different and the kids make fun of him. But the teacher steps in and shows them that different can be good, when you get to know someone. They figure out that Freddy is a fast swimmer and a really great asset to the team.
The moral of this story is instead of making fun of someone who is different, look for the good in them. Find out what they like to do, and what you have in common, then use that to bond as friends.
My eight year old really likes reading these books. She also loves looking for the hidden pictures as we read. The illustrations are so bright and well done. They really add to the story as the characters come to life.
debrajane3Bismarck, NDAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Being Different Is OkayMay 14, 2016debrajane3Bismarck, NDAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0I just loved this book for its wonderful christen message and colorful illustrations.
'Fast Freddy' is about a group of sea world creatures who are making fun of Freddy who has the head of a shark and the body of an octopus.
Miss Mermaid, the teacher, and Mr. Seahorse, the janitor, point out that they are different too - that being different can be a very good thing.
The message of this book addresses bullying. It talks about accepting someone even if they are different.
I liked Freddy's closing prayer. I read this book to the children at my daycare. They loved the hidden fish symbols throughout the story.
I received this book for free from The Book Club Network and the author in exchange for my honest review.
nkwbookreviewer5 Stars Out Of 5Grandson Loved this Awesome BookMay 3, 2016nkwbookreviewerQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Fast Freddy by author Lee Ann Mancini is an award winning, 32 page, over-sized paperback book for children. It is vibrantly illustrated with beautiful sea pictures that will capture children's attention and imagination. While you children will enjoy it, so will older ones. My 7 year old grandson thought it was "awesome". He has read it multiple times. It is funny, has a story kids can understand and relate to as well as teaches them lessons.
This enchanting book tells the underwater tale of Freddy, part shark and part octopus. He is different from the other fish in his new school. When they begin making fun of him, he becomes sad. (A good lesson for children not to make fun of someone different.) The teacher, Miss Mermaid, tells the students they should not make fun of someone because he is different. When the kids find out he is a strong, fast swimmer, Freddy is talked into being on the swim team and for the first time his school has a chance to win. This sweet book provides many learning opportunities and spiritual messages: pray, thank God for making you who you are, don't make fun of people, have Jesus in your heart, and that sometimes being different is a good thing. At the end of the book the author tells readers to go back through each page and look for a hidden ichthus. This was a nice surprise.
It is easy to see why this book won awards. It is wonderful. I gave it a 5 out of 5 star rating and would highly recommend it. A copy was provided by The Book Club Network for my honest review.
ThereadmasterDavenport,IowaAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5wonderfulApril 30, 2016ThereadmasterDavenport,IowaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is a fantastic children's picture/story book. The illustrations are wonderful. This book tells a nice story about a character that is a little different from the other characters. Can they learn to be friends? I received this book from bookfun.org for a fair and honest opinion.
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