Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group
Fred's Beds

Fred's Beds

A Picture Book

written & illustrated by Barbara Samuels

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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Fred can sleep anywhere. He has beds all over the house! When his favorite human, Zelda, throws a birthday party, Fred has other things on his mind. How many places can he curl up and fall asleep in, on, and around? Inside a crinkly shopping bag, on a slightly soggy bath towel, and maybe even around piles of old newspapers. But when Fred gets in trouble with Zelda, he must find a way to get back on her good side—and save her birthday party.

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Praise for Fred's Beds

“Samuels's art features bright colors and crisp patterns set against white backgrounds, so children can easily find the details that make the book so much fun.” —The Horn Book

“There are two charmingly intertwined stories here: that of a little girl's birthday party and that of her beloved beagle's progress from makeshift bed to makeshift bed as the preparations and the party progress . . . Pleasingly two-dimensional illustrations, packed with comic details of the hapless canine, enhance Samuels' furry, frolicsome tale.” —Booklist

“Bold, bright illustrations have a fresh appeal . . . Clever and charming.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A fun read-aloud for dog devotees.” —School Library Journal

“Fred's travails, body language, and ability to make a bed out of just about anything make for entertaining reading, but it's his mutually adoring relationship with Zelda that will resonate most strongly with yong pet lovers.” —Publishers Weekly

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About the author

written & illustrated by Barbara Samuels

Barbara Samuels is the author-illustrator of The Trucker and the popular Dolores books. She lives in New York City with her husband, her son, and their two cats.

Barbara Samuels

Barbara Samuels

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