Fred and Ted Go Camping (Beginner Books(R))

Fred and Ted—beloved canine stars of P. D. Eastman’s Big Dog . . . Little Dog—are back in an all-new Beginner Book written and illustrated by P. D.’s son, Peter Eastman! In this story Fred and Ted go camping, and as usual, their uniquely different approaches to doing things (such as packing equipment, setting up camp, and fishing techniques) have humorous—and sometimes surprising—results. A charming introduction to opposites that beginner readers will find ruff to put down!

Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.

PreSchool-Grade 2-Two lovable dogs are good friends, although they are very different. Fred is tall and rather bumbling; Ted is short and more capable. When they go camping, they often have their own preferences and ways of doing things. Each one allows the other to have his own way without commenting or teasing, despite Fred’s usual misjudgment and clumsiness. All in all, the pals enjoy the various activities commonly pursued on such outings: pitching a tent; canoeing and fishing; and finding, cooking, and eating apples, berries, and nuts. Continuing the legacy of his father, Eastman has created an appealing picture book for new readers. The colorful, cartoon illustrations accurately depict the action and emotion of the simple text. A readable, fun-filled book.-Lynda Ritterman, Atco Elementary School, Waterford, NJ
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Community Review

  • Earlier, I commented on the review that described this book as “not likely to entertain even the smallest child.” I’ve since purchased this book for our two-year-old boy. He loves it, as he does the first Fred and Ted one.

    When reading, he learns about camping equipment, colors, actions, relationships, and more. Although he was just beginning to understand the concept of “pretend play,” he could easily understand that our boat was like Fred’s and Ted’s boat and we could pretend to paddle.

    As another reviewer implied, the point isn’t really whether or not we adults like it. It’s whether or not our kids benefit from it. Obviously, kids have different tastes. Our guy has no interest in some books/toys about which other parents rave, no matter how hard I try to make them engaging. That’s just him. He does like this book, however, as do I.

  • I love Fred and Ted books! We are taking our granddaughter camping for the first time and giving her a couple camping books and a camping play set for Christmas.
  • Repetitive and easy tale of two opposite dudes who go camping. Good for an early reader. Easy to gain fluency with the repetition, and some funny content to keep kids interested.
  • At 3 years old my granddaughter is beginning to read. We’re pretty sure it’s from memory but the length of the Fred and Ted books makes it easier for her. I’m even thinking of buying a set for her 3 year old and 1 year old cousins.
  • This book is rated as “very good” condition which I have found usually means NO writing inside the book. This one has writing (scribbling) in front inside and back inside. I would rate it as “acceptable” not “very good”.
  • I ordered this book for my 4 year old son because he has another Ted and Fred book and absolutely loves it. So much that he has it memorized word for word. I wanted to get him another book to read that he would enjoy just as much! Just like I figured, Fred and Ted go camping is another book he loves to have read to him! These books are great for children learning to read as well as toddlers that enjoy being read to. The word choices draw in their attention and gets them to rhyming and learning sounds and colors. I would recommend this book to other parents! These books have become favorites in our house!
  • Fred and Ted is a book for all ages. Little ones love the simple words and the exciting adventure. As a grandmother, I love how two totally different types of dogs can come together and be best buddies.
  • When I purchased it I was thinking it was by P.D. Eastman. We love his books! This one is by Peter Eastman (P.D.’s son). The book was not written nearly as well as the old P.D. Eastman books we have. Did not flow well for a read aloud. It is okay, and I love the characters, but if I would have seen it first I never would have purchased it.
  • I confess I haven’t read this book yet, but it was the perfect addition to the camping theme I compiled via Amazon for my grandson’s 3rd birthday. A little play tent, camp stove, a lantern, and some pretend food paired with Fred and Ted Go Camping made for a very fun and successful birthday gift. Thank you, Amazon, for helping me ignite the spirit of adventure in a young boys life!! Fast and flawless shipping added to the perfect experience.

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