Ever since Fred the (very stubborn) deer first saw the light of day in the eponymous debut by Pépé Smit, he has been well on his way to winning his place among classic children’s book characters such as the Frog and the little mole who knew it was none of his business. Fred also knows what he wants.
Now Fred also wants to go to school! When he encounters a lost girl in his forest, Fred finds out that you can learn all sorts of things at school. He wants to do that too! With a ruse, the girl smuggles Fred into the classroom. Then, of course, it all gets rapidly out of hand.
‘Fred Wants to Go to School is a successful picture book with funny, flowing text and quirky drawings. Pépé Smit is steadily working on a beautiful series of picture books that deserve a wide readership.’ – kinderboekenpraatjes.nl