The animals convince him to stay at Bean Farm and Mr. Bean's brother even builds him a mechanical twin playmate. When Adoniram's aunt and uncle come looking for him, they mistake the clockwork twin for the real boy. A rollicking comedy of errors ensues, and it is once again up to Freddy and friends to save the day....
|Title||:||The Clockwork Twin: A Freddy the Pig Book on Everything|
|Number of Pages||:||256 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Clockwork Twin: A Freddy the Pig Book on Everything Reviews
Freddy the Pig was one of my best friends when I was a kid, and now every once in a while I re-read one of the stories about him for old time's sake. Walter R. Brooks wrote them, 27 in all, at the rate of about one a year from 1928-1958, the year of his death. They've all been recently republished in the original format with the wonderful original illustrations by Kurt Wiese. This is not one of the better examples of a Freddy story; my favorites being Freddy the Detective, Freddy Goes Camping, and Freddy and the Ignormus (sic). The last few, written in the 50s, were not up to the standard of the others. The best were written in the 40s. For a while Brooks worked for the New Yorker and was a friend of E.B. White. I've often wondered whether Freddy was an inspiration for Wilbur in Charlotte's Web. Freddy is almost always a fun read, with frequent amusing asides. This one (1937) is about an early version of a robot, a clockwork boy invented on a farm in up-state New York. "...people came out to the farm to see the clockwork boy, and then the New York papers got hold of it and sent photographers to take his picture and reporters to ask him how he liked the United States and what his favorite color was and things like that." Ah, the more things change...
Not our, the grandchildren in Brazil and their SKYPEing Grandma's favourite Freddy book but still Freddy on a bad day is better than a lot of books out there. We are on the the next; Freddy and the Bean Home News.
This isn't my very favorite Freddy book, but I have to say that Freddy on a bad day is grander than most other books on a good day.
Very fun read from a series I read as a child. Longer review here: http://eyesandearsblog.blogspot.com/2...
I liked it. It was really funny.
I liked it. They find a boy who wants a new home so they go to live with Mr. and Mrs. Bean. They make a playmate for him that looks just like him. It can run.
Hey, I know it's embarrassing but the Freddy the Pig (animal detective) were some of the formative books of my childhood.