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Illustrations by Kurt Wiese
FREDDY THE PIG Series
The first new book featuring Freddy, Walter Brooks s fabulous pig for all seasons, The Wit & Wisdom of Freddy and His Friends celebrates the richness of all the characters in Mr. Bean s barnyard, but especially their insights on Life itself.
The quips, homilies, bons mots, aphorisms, and pithy tidbits collected here instruct and entertain while reminding us of our favorite Freddy moments. Organized under such subjects as Friendship, Responsibility, Honesty, and Humor, they capture the unmistakable tenor of relations on Bean Farm and reinforce the values of our favorite pig. Freddy weighs in on not getting hung up on appearances. Jinx the Cat opines on the natural superiority of cats. Mr. Camphor stresses the importance of good ideas. Henrietta the Hen talks about balancing business and pleasure. Mrs. Wiggins contemplates mental vs. manual labor. Samuel the Mole shares the joy of seeing clearly. Cy the Pony speaks up about being a big mouth. Mr. Boomschmidt calls it as he sees it. J. J. Pomeroy the Robin expounds on being ahead of your time. Whibley the Owl battles preconceived notions. And Hank the Horse emphasizes the importance of knowing when to act. All this alongside the charming illustrations of Kurt Wiese.
A compilation of what we need to know and remember from all twenty-six books that Brooks wrote about Bean Farm and its environs, Wit & Wisdom brings together the entire Freddy cast in a cornucopia of the funny, the delightful, and the Forever True.