Freddy the Detective [AUDIOBOOK] [AUDIO CD] [UNABRIDGED] CD-ROM – January 1, 1998
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If you're looking for something deep and philosophical you are in the wrong place. If you want something fun to read, and maybe even read with your kids, you won't do better than this.
This is the third book in the Freddy the Pig Saga following Freddy Goes to the North Pole (Freddy Books) . The first book in this series is Freddy Goes to Florida (Freddy the Pig) . After reading a book about Sherlock Homes, the famous detective, Freddy decides to become a detective. It seems simple enough; all he has to do is find the "bad guy". Eventually he figures out that finding the bad guy isn't enough, he then, needs to capture or arrest them and then have a system of jurisprudence to adjudicate them, In case you are not familiar with Freddy, please order Freddy the Pig and catch up. If you go to Amazon's Listmania and key in "WALTER R. BROOKS, FREDDY THE PIG BOOKS" you'll get my list of twenty-seven Freddy books.
It is my understanding that Disney was all set to make a movie about Freddy and then changed their mind at the last hour for that Winnie character.
Eventually Freddy organizes an election where the Charles, the Roster is elected Judge.
Freddy, also, establishes a portion of the barn as a jail. The jail becomes so entertaining that the Judge sentences himself to serve time for a long forgotten pseudo crime (Freddy believes it is just to get away from his wife). This has a semi-serious side to it. Are prisons so nice that they do not "punish anymore? I actually had a young man tell me that he would NOT mind being in prison, you got to sleep late, didn't have to go to school, got to shoot some hoops, watch HBO on a big screen TV, etc.
On one of his cases Freddy discovers that some bank robbers are staying at a hermit's house. Those bank robbers play an important role in the story eventually.
I highly recommend this series for those interested in an anthropomorphic series setting with other very interesting characters.
The next book in this series is The Story of Freginald .
Gunner June, 2014
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Guess what? He loved it! The characters are well drawn, full of foibles. These circa 1930s stories will hold up for a long time. Couldn't wait for the next chapter, and now we're done. Wants more Freddy stories.So, on their way.
Just one negative - there's a touch of anti-semitism in this book, since the villainous rats in one sub-plot all have Jewish names and are burdened with the usual nasty character stereotypes. Otherwise nothing overtlly anti-semetic, No mention of "Jews" or "Jewish." For most youngsters, I doubt they'll make the connection. Was never influenced this way as a kid myself. Don't recall this being a trend in the Freddy series, which are otherwise really, really good.