Lions and Liars

Lions and Liars

Frederick Frederickson has a food-chain theory about life. There are lions, like the school bully. Gazelles, like the bullied kids. There are meerkats, and the fleas that live on the butts of meerkats. Frederick's a flea. Fifth grade is off to a terrible start when Frederick is sent to a disciplinary camp for troublesome boys. His fellow troop mates?Nosebleed, Specs, The Pr Frederick Frederickson has a food-chain theory about life. There are lions, like the school bully. Gazelles, like t...

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Title:Lions and Liars
Author:Kate Beasley
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:0374302634
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

Lions and Liars Reviews

  • Alexa Hamilton
    May 30, 2018

    10-year-old Frederick likes hanging out with Raj and Joel, but lately, he's been doubting whether they've ever truly been his friends. Sometimes, Joel and Raj make Frederick feel like he's a loser, who could blame Freddie for not wanting to be referred to as a "flea on a meerkats butt?...

    I really enjoyed this book! A fun story about Frederick Frederickson who is trying to find his place in his friendship group. He feels like a loser and those around him certainly don?t make him feel any better! In an odd series of events he ends up at a camp for troubled boys mistake...

    This was a fun adventure-style coming of age book underscored by some excellent comedic moments and some tense underlying issues about race and what the world sees when they look at 'troubled boys' and the assumptions they make because of it. Geared toward younger readers, but an enjoy...

    Frederick just wants to be popular and important. I think many 5th grade students feel like Frederick, but Frederick takes this position to the extreme in this novel. This novel is funny and yet it is serious in sections, as Frederick comes to understand life and who he is. When hi...

    Cute 4-5th grade novel about your place in life. Are you a lion, or a flea on the butt of a prey animal. Frederick\Dash ends up being both, but how you act matters more then your place on the food chain. I felt the book went a little long, but loved the Dan Santat illustrations. ...

    A delight ...

    The first sentence reels in any third or fourth grader, then the situational humor and witty word play keeps them there. I can see this being a smart choice to push toward a more, er, reluctant reader at the beginning of the year in my fourth grade classroom. The swift action, relatabl...

    This is a cute story about accepting who you are and how difficult that is when you are little. It also has mischief and adventure as Fredrick Fredrickson tries to find a way to fit in. With the ARC digital copy (Thanks, NetGalley!) I missed out on Dan Santat's illustrations. Boo. I ha...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Frederick Frederickson is angry with his parents because they are canceling the family vacation cruise because of an impending hurricane. The upside is that he gets to go to his friend Joel's birthday party. The downside is that he is in a boat that get...

    If this book doesn't make you long for a vacation or understand its appeal, then nothing will. Ten-year-old Frederick Frederickson lives for his family vacation every year since they usually go on a cruise and he can leave his cares behind him. While his concerns might pale next to tho...

    This book was very cute and funny. It was pretty much the same thing as Holes, but still funny enough and clever enough to keep me reading. I disagreed with a lot of what our point was. Frederick's whole journey was to become popular, and instead of learning the shallowness of populari...

    ?Look,? said Joel, jabbing the straw into his juice box, ?it?s like this. There are people who are lions, right? Devin?s a lion. He?s big. He gets all the meat. He can do whatever he wants. Then there are people who are gazelles.? He slurped his juice, making his cheeks d...

    Frederick knows his place in the 5th-grade foodchain - at the very bottom as the flea that lives on a meerkat's butt. When he finds himself at a disciplinary camp in a position of mistaken identity he has an opportunity to start again. Can he hold his own with the likes of Nosebleed, S...

    Thank you to Kate Beasley and Macmillan Kids for providing #collabookation with the review copy of Lions and Liars. Frederick Frederickson is a flea. In his middle school, he isn't one of the boys who ever wins at any sport, and even the people he calls his friends aren't very nice to...

    *I received an eARC of this book from the publisher through NetGalley* For about the first half of this book, I was hovering between 3 and 3.5 stars. It just wasn't clicking for me. But as I got further in I was totally sucked in and had to find out what happened to Frederick and hi...

    Frederick Frederickson perceives himself amongst the cruel bully enemy he labels a ion, there are gazelles, meerkats, and the bottom of the pecking order, is Frederick an invisible flea. In the beginning of his 5th grade year Frederick is accidentally (on purpose) bashed by a dodgeball...

    In the food-chain theory of life, Frederick Frederickson is a flea and he wants to be a lion. He longs to be the boy in fifth grade who kids want around. Instead, Frederick breaks his nose playing dodgeball and hovers at the edge of the least popular kids. Then, through a series of boa...

    Frederick Frederickson cannot wait for the yearly cruise with his family. Having just been deemed a flea at the bottom of the school food chain, he's ready for a break from school and his "friends." Unfortunately, his parents decide to cancel the vacation due to an incoming hurricane, ...

    Frederick is having a rough go of it, he wants to go on a cruise to escape his problems, like he does with his family every year. But this year a hurricane ruins their plans and he has to stay home, with his friends who he hasn't been very nice to. But instead, they are not nice to him...

  • Lorie Barber
    May 28, 2018

    10-year-old Frederick likes hanging out with Raj and Joel, but lately, he's been doubting whether they've ever truly been his friends. Sometimes, Joel and Raj make Frederick feel like he's a loser, who could blame Freddie for not wanting to be referred to as a "flea on a meerkats butt?...

    I really enjoyed this book! A fun story about Frederick Frederickson who is trying to find his place in his friendship group. He feels like a loser and those around him certainly don?t make him feel any better! In an odd series of events he ends up at a camp for troubled boys mistake...

    This was a fun adventure-style coming of age book underscored by some excellent comedic moments and some tense underlying issues about race and what the world sees when they look at 'troubled boys' and the assumptions they make because of it. Geared toward younger readers, but an enjoy...

    Frederick just wants to be popular and important. I think many 5th grade students feel like Frederick, but Frederick takes this position to the extreme in this novel. This novel is funny and yet it is serious in sections, as Frederick comes to understand life and who he is. When hi...

    Cute 4-5th grade novel about your place in life. Are you a lion, or a flea on the butt of a prey animal. Frederick\Dash ends up being both, but how you act matters more then your place on the food chain. I felt the book went a little long, but loved the Dan Santat illustrations. ...

    A delight ...

    The first sentence reels in any third or fourth grader, then the situational humor and witty word play keeps them there. I can see this being a smart choice to push toward a more, er, reluctant reader at the beginning of the year in my fourth grade classroom. The swift action, relatabl...

    This is a cute story about accepting who you are and how difficult that is when you are little. It also has mischief and adventure as Fredrick Fredrickson tries to find a way to fit in. With the ARC digital copy (Thanks, NetGalley!) I missed out on Dan Santat's illustrations. Boo. I ha...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Frederick Frederickson is angry with his parents because they are canceling the family vacation cruise because of an impending hurricane. The upside is that he gets to go to his friend Joel's birthday party. The downside is that he is in a boat that get...

    If this book doesn't make you long for a vacation or understand its appeal, then nothing will. Ten-year-old Frederick Frederickson lives for his family vacation every year since they usually go on a cruise and he can leave his cares behind him. While his concerns might pale next to tho...

    This book was very cute and funny. It was pretty much the same thing as Holes, but still funny enough and clever enough to keep me reading. I disagreed with a lot of what our point was. Frederick's whole journey was to become popular, and instead of learning the shallowness of populari...

    ?Look,? said Joel, jabbing the straw into his juice box, ?it?s like this. There are people who are lions, right? Devin?s a lion. He?s big. He gets all the meat. He can do whatever he wants. Then there are people who are gazelles.? He slurped his juice, making his cheeks d...

    Frederick knows his place in the 5th-grade foodchain - at the very bottom as the flea that lives on a meerkat's butt. When he finds himself at a disciplinary camp in a position of mistaken identity he has an opportunity to start again. Can he hold his own with the likes of Nosebleed, S...

    Thank you to Kate Beasley and Macmillan Kids for providing #collabookation with the review copy of Lions and Liars. Frederick Frederickson is a flea. In his middle school, he isn't one of the boys who ever wins at any sport, and even the people he calls his friends aren't very nice to...

    *I received an eARC of this book from the publisher through NetGalley* For about the first half of this book, I was hovering between 3 and 3.5 stars. It just wasn't clicking for me. But as I got further in I was totally sucked in and had to find out what happened to Frederick and hi...

    Frederick Frederickson perceives himself amongst the cruel bully enemy he labels a ion, there are gazelles, meerkats, and the bottom of the pecking order, is Frederick an invisible flea. In the beginning of his 5th grade year Frederick is accidentally (on purpose) bashed by a dodgeball...

    In the food-chain theory of life, Frederick Frederickson is a flea and he wants to be a lion. He longs to be the boy in fifth grade who kids want around. Instead, Frederick breaks his nose playing dodgeball and hovers at the edge of the least popular kids. Then, through a series of boa...

    Frederick Frederickson cannot wait for the yearly cruise with his family. Having just been deemed a flea at the bottom of the school food chain, he's ready for a break from school and his "friends." Unfortunately, his parents decide to cancel the vacation due to an incoming hurricane, ...

    Frederick is having a rough go of it, he wants to go on a cruise to escape his problems, like he does with his family every year. But this year a hurricane ruins their plans and he has to stay home, with his friends who he hasn't been very nice to. But instead, they are not nice to him...

    Frederick Frederickson is a ten year old who?s at the bottom of the social food chain. His ?friends? don?t treat him well, and the family vacation he?s desperately looking forward to is canceled due to an impending hurricane. At a birthday party, he inadvertently gets into a ...

    A ragtag group lined up on the cover and how can you resist? It's a quirky and adorably funny look at what friendship means to most of us. For Frederick Frederickson, even his friends at school poke fun at him and when a failed vacation puts a damper on his spirits, he ends up going Pi...

    A fun but uninspiring book about a misfit who has been told that he's at the bottom of the social food chain. The poor protagonist is picked on by his so-called-friends and bullies alike so when he has a chance to be someone else, he doesn't hesitate to seize the opportunity. He ga...

    Frederick Frederickson has a theory about life.?They say that everybody has a place in the world, like there?s a natural order. Some people are lions. And some people are gazelles. And some people are meerkats. And I?m a flea.? But is he really? Frederick always ends up alone a...

    This is a funny book about a boy named Fred who, through a series of unfortunate events, ends up at camp to change his attitude. Everyone at the camp believes him to be someone else (a notorious and inventive criminal) and so Fred ends up with a lot more respect than people typically g...

    5? #ARC for boys 8-12 on sale 6/5/18 "If you were somebody else-if you had a friend-then even if terrible things were happening, at least there was somebody there to make you feel braver. It was hard to be brave by yourself." "Frederick had only known Ant Bite for 2 days, but ...

    2.5 stars I had high hopes for this after enjoying Gertie's Leap of Greatness. This probably flavored my reading. The premise is fine, but broadly sketched characters and events too implausible made this book just an acceptable read. The growing friendship between the boys is fun, but...

    Fredrick accidentally ends up at a camp for "troubled" boys instead of on the holiday cruise with his family that he expected & now he needs to decide who he is going to be - literally. This book explores the somewhat fraught world of 5th grade boys - friendship, camaraderie, bully...

    Middle Grade level. Middle school life explained by young men who are not on the top of the popularity lists. One of them ends up floating away in a boat after a joke gone wrong. He ends up at a camp for transitioning kids who need some guidance. Typical camp adventures ensue. Then ...

    Frederick wants so badly to be popular - to be at the top of the fifth grade food chain. Through a series of events, he discovers what?s really important. Loved meeting the characters and, while I wish I knew more of their stories and hoped that a girl was among them, this was a ...

  • Wendy Garland
    Jul 02, 2018

    10-year-old Frederick likes hanging out with Raj and Joel, but lately, he's been doubting whether they've ever truly been his friends. Sometimes, Joel and Raj make Frederick feel like he's a loser, who could blame Freddie for not wanting to be referred to as a "flea on a meerkats butt?...

    I really enjoyed this book! A fun story about Frederick Frederickson who is trying to find his place in his friendship group. He feels like a loser and those around him certainly don?t make him feel any better! In an odd series of events he ends up at a camp for troubled boys mistake...

    This was a fun adventure-style coming of age book underscored by some excellent comedic moments and some tense underlying issues about race and what the world sees when they look at 'troubled boys' and the assumptions they make because of it. Geared toward younger readers, but an enjoy...

    Frederick just wants to be popular and important. I think many 5th grade students feel like Frederick, but Frederick takes this position to the extreme in this novel. This novel is funny and yet it is serious in sections, as Frederick comes to understand life and who he is. When hi...

    Cute 4-5th grade novel about your place in life. Are you a lion, or a flea on the butt of a prey animal. Frederick\Dash ends up being both, but how you act matters more then your place on the food chain. I felt the book went a little long, but loved the Dan Santat illustrations. ...

    A delight ...

    The first sentence reels in any third or fourth grader, then the situational humor and witty word play keeps them there. I can see this being a smart choice to push toward a more, er, reluctant reader at the beginning of the year in my fourth grade classroom. The swift action, relatabl...

    This is a cute story about accepting who you are and how difficult that is when you are little. It also has mischief and adventure as Fredrick Fredrickson tries to find a way to fit in. With the ARC digital copy (Thanks, NetGalley!) I missed out on Dan Santat's illustrations. Boo. I ha...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Frederick Frederickson is angry with his parents because they are canceling the family vacation cruise because of an impending hurricane. The upside is that he gets to go to his friend Joel's birthday party. The downside is that he is in a boat that get...

    If this book doesn't make you long for a vacation or understand its appeal, then nothing will. Ten-year-old Frederick Frederickson lives for his family vacation every year since they usually go on a cruise and he can leave his cares behind him. While his concerns might pale next to tho...

    This book was very cute and funny. It was pretty much the same thing as Holes, but still funny enough and clever enough to keep me reading. I disagreed with a lot of what our point was. Frederick's whole journey was to become popular, and instead of learning the shallowness of populari...

    ?Look,? said Joel, jabbing the straw into his juice box, ?it?s like this. There are people who are lions, right? Devin?s a lion. He?s big. He gets all the meat. He can do whatever he wants. Then there are people who are gazelles.? He slurped his juice, making his cheeks d...

    Frederick knows his place in the 5th-grade foodchain - at the very bottom as the flea that lives on a meerkat's butt. When he finds himself at a disciplinary camp in a position of mistaken identity he has an opportunity to start again. Can he hold his own with the likes of Nosebleed, S...

  • Libby Ames
    Jun 16, 2018

    10-year-old Frederick likes hanging out with Raj and Joel, but lately, he's been doubting whether they've ever truly been his friends. Sometimes, Joel and Raj make Frederick feel like he's a loser, who could blame Freddie for not wanting to be referred to as a "flea on a meerkats butt?...

    I really enjoyed this book! A fun story about Frederick Frederickson who is trying to find his place in his friendship group. He feels like a loser and those around him certainly don?t make him feel any better! In an odd series of events he ends up at a camp for troubled boys mistake...

    This was a fun adventure-style coming of age book underscored by some excellent comedic moments and some tense underlying issues about race and what the world sees when they look at 'troubled boys' and the assumptions they make because of it. Geared toward younger readers, but an enjoy...

    Frederick just wants to be popular and important. I think many 5th grade students feel like Frederick, but Frederick takes this position to the extreme in this novel. This novel is funny and yet it is serious in sections, as Frederick comes to understand life and who he is. When hi...

    Cute 4-5th grade novel about your place in life. Are you a lion, or a flea on the butt of a prey animal. Frederick\Dash ends up being both, but how you act matters more then your place on the food chain. I felt the book went a little long, but loved the Dan Santat illustrations. ...

    A delight ...

    The first sentence reels in any third or fourth grader, then the situational humor and witty word play keeps them there. I can see this being a smart choice to push toward a more, er, reluctant reader at the beginning of the year in my fourth grade classroom. The swift action, relatabl...

    This is a cute story about accepting who you are and how difficult that is when you are little. It also has mischief and adventure as Fredrick Fredrickson tries to find a way to fit in. With the ARC digital copy (Thanks, NetGalley!) I missed out on Dan Santat's illustrations. Boo. I ha...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Frederick Frederickson is angry with his parents because they are canceling the family vacation cruise because of an impending hurricane. The upside is that he gets to go to his friend Joel's birthday party. The downside is that he is in a boat that get...

    If this book doesn't make you long for a vacation or understand its appeal, then nothing will. Ten-year-old Frederick Frederickson lives for his family vacation every year since they usually go on a cruise and he can leave his cares behind him. While his concerns might pale next to tho...

    This book was very cute and funny. It was pretty much the same thing as Holes, but still funny enough and clever enough to keep me reading. I disagreed with a lot of what our point was. Frederick's whole journey was to become popular, and instead of learning the shallowness of populari...

    ?Look,? said Joel, jabbing the straw into his juice box, ?it?s like this. There are people who are lions, right? Devin?s a lion. He?s big. He gets all the meat. He can do whatever he wants. Then there are people who are gazelles.? He slurped his juice, making his cheeks d...

    Frederick knows his place in the 5th-grade foodchain - at the very bottom as the flea that lives on a meerkat's butt. When he finds himself at a disciplinary camp in a position of mistaken identity he has an opportunity to start again. Can he hold his own with the likes of Nosebleed, S...

    Thank you to Kate Beasley and Macmillan Kids for providing #collabookation with the review copy of Lions and Liars. Frederick Frederickson is a flea. In his middle school, he isn't one of the boys who ever wins at any sport, and even the people he calls his friends aren't very nice to...

    *I received an eARC of this book from the publisher through NetGalley* For about the first half of this book, I was hovering between 3 and 3.5 stars. It just wasn't clicking for me. But as I got further in I was totally sucked in and had to find out what happened to Frederick and hi...

    Frederick Frederickson perceives himself amongst the cruel bully enemy he labels a ion, there are gazelles, meerkats, and the bottom of the pecking order, is Frederick an invisible flea. In the beginning of his 5th grade year Frederick is accidentally (on purpose) bashed by a dodgeball...

    In the food-chain theory of life, Frederick Frederickson is a flea and he wants to be a lion. He longs to be the boy in fifth grade who kids want around. Instead, Frederick breaks his nose playing dodgeball and hovers at the edge of the least popular kids. Then, through a series of boa...

  • Nick
    Jul 05, 2018

    10-year-old Frederick likes hanging out with Raj and Joel, but lately, he's been doubting whether they've ever truly been his friends. Sometimes, Joel and Raj make Frederick feel like he's a loser, who could blame Freddie for not wanting to be referred to as a "flea on a meerkats butt?...

    I really enjoyed this book! A fun story about Frederick Frederickson who is trying to find his place in his friendship group. He feels like a loser and those around him certainly don?t make him feel any better! In an odd series of events he ends up at a camp for troubled boys mistake...

    This was a fun adventure-style coming of age book underscored by some excellent comedic moments and some tense underlying issues about race and what the world sees when they look at 'troubled boys' and the assumptions they make because of it. Geared toward younger readers, but an enjoy...

    Frederick just wants to be popular and important. I think many 5th grade students feel like Frederick, but Frederick takes this position to the extreme in this novel. This novel is funny and yet it is serious in sections, as Frederick comes to understand life and who he is. When hi...

    Cute 4-5th grade novel about your place in life. Are you a lion, or a flea on the butt of a prey animal. Frederick\Dash ends up being both, but how you act matters more then your place on the food chain. I felt the book went a little long, but loved the Dan Santat illustrations. ...

    A delight ...

    The first sentence reels in any third or fourth grader, then the situational humor and witty word play keeps them there. I can see this being a smart choice to push toward a more, er, reluctant reader at the beginning of the year in my fourth grade classroom. The swift action, relatabl...

    This is a cute story about accepting who you are and how difficult that is when you are little. It also has mischief and adventure as Fredrick Fredrickson tries to find a way to fit in. With the ARC digital copy (Thanks, NetGalley!) I missed out on Dan Santat's illustrations. Boo. I ha...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Frederick Frederickson is angry with his parents because they are canceling the family vacation cruise because of an impending hurricane. The upside is that he gets to go to his friend Joel's birthday party. The downside is that he is in a boat that get...

    If this book doesn't make you long for a vacation or understand its appeal, then nothing will. Ten-year-old Frederick Frederickson lives for his family vacation every year since they usually go on a cruise and he can leave his cares behind him. While his concerns might pale next to tho...

    This book was very cute and funny. It was pretty much the same thing as Holes, but still funny enough and clever enough to keep me reading. I disagreed with a lot of what our point was. Frederick's whole journey was to become popular, and instead of learning the shallowness of populari...

  • Barbara
    Jul 13, 2018

    10-year-old Frederick likes hanging out with Raj and Joel, but lately, he's been doubting whether they've ever truly been his friends. Sometimes, Joel and Raj make Frederick feel like he's a loser, who could blame Freddie for not wanting to be referred to as a "flea on a meerkats butt?...

    I really enjoyed this book! A fun story about Frederick Frederickson who is trying to find his place in his friendship group. He feels like a loser and those around him certainly don?t make him feel any better! In an odd series of events he ends up at a camp for troubled boys mistake...

    This was a fun adventure-style coming of age book underscored by some excellent comedic moments and some tense underlying issues about race and what the world sees when they look at 'troubled boys' and the assumptions they make because of it. Geared toward younger readers, but an enjoy...

    Frederick just wants to be popular and important. I think many 5th grade students feel like Frederick, but Frederick takes this position to the extreme in this novel. This novel is funny and yet it is serious in sections, as Frederick comes to understand life and who he is. When hi...

    Cute 4-5th grade novel about your place in life. Are you a lion, or a flea on the butt of a prey animal. Frederick\Dash ends up being both, but how you act matters more then your place on the food chain. I felt the book went a little long, but loved the Dan Santat illustrations. ...

    A delight ...

    The first sentence reels in any third or fourth grader, then the situational humor and witty word play keeps them there. I can see this being a smart choice to push toward a more, er, reluctant reader at the beginning of the year in my fourth grade classroom. The swift action, relatabl...

    This is a cute story about accepting who you are and how difficult that is when you are little. It also has mischief and adventure as Fredrick Fredrickson tries to find a way to fit in. With the ARC digital copy (Thanks, NetGalley!) I missed out on Dan Santat's illustrations. Boo. I ha...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Frederick Frederickson is angry with his parents because they are canceling the family vacation cruise because of an impending hurricane. The upside is that he gets to go to his friend Joel's birthday party. The downside is that he is in a boat that get...

    If this book doesn't make you long for a vacation or understand its appeal, then nothing will. Ten-year-old Frederick Frederickson lives for his family vacation every year since they usually go on a cruise and he can leave his cares behind him. While his concerns might pale next to tho...

  • Karen Arendt
    Jul 22, 2018

    10-year-old Frederick likes hanging out with Raj and Joel, but lately, he's been doubting whether they've ever truly been his friends. Sometimes, Joel and Raj make Frederick feel like he's a loser, who could blame Freddie for not wanting to be referred to as a "flea on a meerkats butt?...

    I really enjoyed this book! A fun story about Frederick Frederickson who is trying to find his place in his friendship group. He feels like a loser and those around him certainly don?t make him feel any better! In an odd series of events he ends up at a camp for troubled boys mistake...

    This was a fun adventure-style coming of age book underscored by some excellent comedic moments and some tense underlying issues about race and what the world sees when they look at 'troubled boys' and the assumptions they make because of it. Geared toward younger readers, but an enjoy...

    Frederick just wants to be popular and important. I think many 5th grade students feel like Frederick, but Frederick takes this position to the extreme in this novel. This novel is funny and yet it is serious in sections, as Frederick comes to understand life and who he is. When hi...

    Cute 4-5th grade novel about your place in life. Are you a lion, or a flea on the butt of a prey animal. Frederick\Dash ends up being both, but how you act matters more then your place on the food chain. I felt the book went a little long, but loved the Dan Santat illustrations. ...

    A delight ...

    The first sentence reels in any third or fourth grader, then the situational humor and witty word play keeps them there. I can see this being a smart choice to push toward a more, er, reluctant reader at the beginning of the year in my fourth grade classroom. The swift action, relatabl...

    This is a cute story about accepting who you are and how difficult that is when you are little. It also has mischief and adventure as Fredrick Fredrickson tries to find a way to fit in. With the ARC digital copy (Thanks, NetGalley!) I missed out on Dan Santat's illustrations. Boo. I ha...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Frederick Frederickson is angry with his parents because they are canceling the family vacation cruise because of an impending hurricane. The upside is that he gets to go to his friend Joel's birthday party. The downside is that he is in a boat that get...

    If this book doesn't make you long for a vacation or understand its appeal, then nothing will. Ten-year-old Frederick Frederickson lives for his family vacation every year since they usually go on a cruise and he can leave his cares behind him. While his concerns might pale next to tho...

    This book was very cute and funny. It was pretty much the same thing as Holes, but still funny enough and clever enough to keep me reading. I disagreed with a lot of what our point was. Frederick's whole journey was to become popular, and instead of learning the shallowness of populari...

    ?Look,? said Joel, jabbing the straw into his juice box, ?it?s like this. There are people who are lions, right? Devin?s a lion. He?s big. He gets all the meat. He can do whatever he wants. Then there are people who are gazelles.? He slurped his juice, making his cheeks d...

    Frederick knows his place in the 5th-grade foodchain - at the very bottom as the flea that lives on a meerkat's butt. When he finds himself at a disciplinary camp in a position of mistaken identity he has an opportunity to start again. Can he hold his own with the likes of Nosebleed, S...

    Thank you to Kate Beasley and Macmillan Kids for providing #collabookation with the review copy of Lions and Liars. Frederick Frederickson is a flea. In his middle school, he isn't one of the boys who ever wins at any sport, and even the people he calls his friends aren't very nice to...

    *I received an eARC of this book from the publisher through NetGalley* For about the first half of this book, I was hovering between 3 and 3.5 stars. It just wasn't clicking for me. But as I got further in I was totally sucked in and had to find out what happened to Frederick and hi...

    Frederick Frederickson perceives himself amongst the cruel bully enemy he labels a ion, there are gazelles, meerkats, and the bottom of the pecking order, is Frederick an invisible flea. In the beginning of his 5th grade year Frederick is accidentally (on purpose) bashed by a dodgeball...

    In the food-chain theory of life, Frederick Frederickson is a flea and he wants to be a lion. He longs to be the boy in fifth grade who kids want around. Instead, Frederick breaks his nose playing dodgeball and hovers at the edge of the least popular kids. Then, through a series of boa...

    Frederick Frederickson cannot wait for the yearly cruise with his family. Having just been deemed a flea at the bottom of the school food chain, he's ready for a break from school and his "friends." Unfortunately, his parents decide to cancel the vacation due to an incoming hurricane, ...

    Frederick is having a rough go of it, he wants to go on a cruise to escape his problems, like he does with his family every year. But this year a hurricane ruins their plans and he has to stay home, with his friends who he hasn't been very nice to. But instead, they are not nice to him...

    Frederick Frederickson is a ten year old who?s at the bottom of the social food chain. His ?friends? don?t treat him well, and the family vacation he?s desperately looking forward to is canceled due to an impending hurricane. At a birthday party, he inadvertently gets into a ...

    A ragtag group lined up on the cover and how can you resist? It's a quirky and adorably funny look at what friendship means to most of us. For Frederick Frederickson, even his friends at school poke fun at him and when a failed vacation puts a damper on his spirits, he ends up going Pi...

    A fun but uninspiring book about a misfit who has been told that he's at the bottom of the social food chain. The poor protagonist is picked on by his so-called-friends and bullies alike so when he has a chance to be someone else, he doesn't hesitate to seize the opportunity. He ga...

    Frederick Frederickson has a theory about life.?They say that everybody has a place in the world, like there?s a natural order. Some people are lions. And some people are gazelles. And some people are meerkats. And I?m a flea.? But is he really? Frederick always ends up alone a...

    This is a funny book about a boy named Fred who, through a series of unfortunate events, ends up at camp to change his attitude. Everyone at the camp believes him to be someone else (a notorious and inventive criminal) and so Fred ends up with a lot more respect than people typically g...

    5? #ARC for boys 8-12 on sale 6/5/18 "If you were somebody else-if you had a friend-then even if terrible things were happening, at least there was somebody there to make you feel braver. It was hard to be brave by yourself." "Frederick had only known Ant Bite for 2 days, but ...

    2.5 stars I had high hopes for this after enjoying Gertie's Leap of Greatness. This probably flavored my reading. The premise is fine, but broadly sketched characters and events too implausible made this book just an acceptable read. The growing friendship between the boys is fun, but...

    Fredrick accidentally ends up at a camp for "troubled" boys instead of on the holiday cruise with his family that he expected & now he needs to decide who he is going to be - literally. This book explores the somewhat fraught world of 5th grade boys - friendship, camaraderie, bully...

    Middle Grade level. Middle school life explained by young men who are not on the top of the popularity lists. One of them ends up floating away in a boat after a joke gone wrong. He ends up at a camp for transitioning kids who need some guidance. Typical camp adventures ensue. Then ...

    Frederick wants so badly to be popular - to be at the top of the fifth grade food chain. Through a series of events, he discovers what?s really important. Loved meeting the characters and, while I wish I knew more of their stories and hoped that a girl was among them, this was a ...

    I truly enjoyed the voice in the story as well as the themes. Frederick needs a real friend and ends up at a camp that transforms boys. The thing is, Frederick assumes that all the boys at the camp are trouble makers. Valuable lessons are learned about making assumptions. The interacti...

  • Diane
    Jun 10, 2018

    10-year-old Frederick likes hanging out with Raj and Joel, but lately, he's been doubting whether they've ever truly been his friends. Sometimes, Joel and Raj make Frederick feel like he's a loser, who could blame Freddie for not wanting to be referred to as a "flea on a meerkats butt?...

    I really enjoyed this book! A fun story about Frederick Frederickson who is trying to find his place in his friendship group. He feels like a loser and those around him certainly don?t make him feel any better! In an odd series of events he ends up at a camp for troubled boys mistake...

    This was a fun adventure-style coming of age book underscored by some excellent comedic moments and some tense underlying issues about race and what the world sees when they look at 'troubled boys' and the assumptions they make because of it. Geared toward younger readers, but an enjoy...

    Frederick just wants to be popular and important. I think many 5th grade students feel like Frederick, but Frederick takes this position to the extreme in this novel. This novel is funny and yet it is serious in sections, as Frederick comes to understand life and who he is. When hi...

    Cute 4-5th grade novel about your place in life. Are you a lion, or a flea on the butt of a prey animal. Frederick\Dash ends up being both, but how you act matters more then your place on the food chain. I felt the book went a little long, but loved the Dan Santat illustrations. ...

    A delight ...

    The first sentence reels in any third or fourth grader, then the situational humor and witty word play keeps them there. I can see this being a smart choice to push toward a more, er, reluctant reader at the beginning of the year in my fourth grade classroom. The swift action, relatabl...

    This is a cute story about accepting who you are and how difficult that is when you are little. It also has mischief and adventure as Fredrick Fredrickson tries to find a way to fit in. With the ARC digital copy (Thanks, NetGalley!) I missed out on Dan Santat's illustrations. Boo. I ha...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Frederick Frederickson is angry with his parents because they are canceling the family vacation cruise because of an impending hurricane. The upside is that he gets to go to his friend Joel's birthday party. The downside is that he is in a boat that get...

    If this book doesn't make you long for a vacation or understand its appeal, then nothing will. Ten-year-old Frederick Frederickson lives for his family vacation every year since they usually go on a cruise and he can leave his cares behind him. While his concerns might pale next to tho...

    This book was very cute and funny. It was pretty much the same thing as Holes, but still funny enough and clever enough to keep me reading. I disagreed with a lot of what our point was. Frederick's whole journey was to become popular, and instead of learning the shallowness of populari...

    ?Look,? said Joel, jabbing the straw into his juice box, ?it?s like this. There are people who are lions, right? Devin?s a lion. He?s big. He gets all the meat. He can do whatever he wants. Then there are people who are gazelles.? He slurped his juice, making his cheeks d...

  • Alicia
    May 26, 2018

    10-year-old Frederick likes hanging out with Raj and Joel, but lately, he's been doubting whether they've ever truly been his friends. Sometimes, Joel and Raj make Frederick feel like he's a loser, who could blame Freddie for not wanting to be referred to as a "flea on a meerkats butt?...

    I really enjoyed this book! A fun story about Frederick Frederickson who is trying to find his place in his friendship group. He feels like a loser and those around him certainly don?t make him feel any better! In an odd series of events he ends up at a camp for troubled boys mistake...

    This was a fun adventure-style coming of age book underscored by some excellent comedic moments and some tense underlying issues about race and what the world sees when they look at 'troubled boys' and the assumptions they make because of it. Geared toward younger readers, but an enjoy...

    Frederick just wants to be popular and important. I think many 5th grade students feel like Frederick, but Frederick takes this position to the extreme in this novel. This novel is funny and yet it is serious in sections, as Frederick comes to understand life and who he is. When hi...

    Cute 4-5th grade novel about your place in life. Are you a lion, or a flea on the butt of a prey animal. Frederick\Dash ends up being both, but how you act matters more then your place on the food chain. I felt the book went a little long, but loved the Dan Santat illustrations. ...

    A delight ...

    The first sentence reels in any third or fourth grader, then the situational humor and witty word play keeps them there. I can see this being a smart choice to push toward a more, er, reluctant reader at the beginning of the year in my fourth grade classroom. The swift action, relatabl...

    This is a cute story about accepting who you are and how difficult that is when you are little. It also has mischief and adventure as Fredrick Fredrickson tries to find a way to fit in. With the ARC digital copy (Thanks, NetGalley!) I missed out on Dan Santat's illustrations. Boo. I ha...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Frederick Frederickson is angry with his parents because they are canceling the family vacation cruise because of an impending hurricane. The upside is that he gets to go to his friend Joel's birthday party. The downside is that he is in a boat that get...

    If this book doesn't make you long for a vacation or understand its appeal, then nothing will. Ten-year-old Frederick Frederickson lives for his family vacation every year since they usually go on a cruise and he can leave his cares behind him. While his concerns might pale next to tho...

    This book was very cute and funny. It was pretty much the same thing as Holes, but still funny enough and clever enough to keep me reading. I disagreed with a lot of what our point was. Frederick's whole journey was to become popular, and instead of learning the shallowness of populari...

    ?Look,? said Joel, jabbing the straw into his juice box, ?it?s like this. There are people who are lions, right? Devin?s a lion. He?s big. He gets all the meat. He can do whatever he wants. Then there are people who are gazelles.? He slurped his juice, making his cheeks d...

    Frederick knows his place in the 5th-grade foodchain - at the very bottom as the flea that lives on a meerkat's butt. When he finds himself at a disciplinary camp in a position of mistaken identity he has an opportunity to start again. Can he hold his own with the likes of Nosebleed, S...

    Thank you to Kate Beasley and Macmillan Kids for providing #collabookation with the review copy of Lions and Liars. Frederick Frederickson is a flea. In his middle school, he isn't one of the boys who ever wins at any sport, and even the people he calls his friends aren't very nice to...

    *I received an eARC of this book from the publisher through NetGalley* For about the first half of this book, I was hovering between 3 and 3.5 stars. It just wasn't clicking for me. But as I got further in I was totally sucked in and had to find out what happened to Frederick and hi...

    Frederick Frederickson perceives himself amongst the cruel bully enemy he labels a ion, there are gazelles, meerkats, and the bottom of the pecking order, is Frederick an invisible flea. In the beginning of his 5th grade year Frederick is accidentally (on purpose) bashed by a dodgeball...

    In the food-chain theory of life, Frederick Frederickson is a flea and he wants to be a lion. He longs to be the boy in fifth grade who kids want around. Instead, Frederick breaks his nose playing dodgeball and hovers at the edge of the least popular kids. Then, through a series of boa...

    Frederick Frederickson cannot wait for the yearly cruise with his family. Having just been deemed a flea at the bottom of the school food chain, he's ready for a break from school and his "friends." Unfortunately, his parents decide to cancel the vacation due to an incoming hurricane, ...

    Frederick is having a rough go of it, he wants to go on a cruise to escape his problems, like he does with his family every year. But this year a hurricane ruins their plans and he has to stay home, with his friends who he hasn't been very nice to. But instead, they are not nice to him...

    Frederick Frederickson is a ten year old who?s at the bottom of the social food chain. His ?friends? don?t treat him well, and the family vacation he?s desperately looking forward to is canceled due to an impending hurricane. At a birthday party, he inadvertently gets into a ...

    A ragtag group lined up on the cover and how can you resist? It's a quirky and adorably funny look at what friendship means to most of us. For Frederick Frederickson, even his friends at school poke fun at him and when a failed vacation puts a damper on his spirits, he ends up going Pi...

  • The Reading Countess
    Jun 05, 2018

    10-year-old Frederick likes hanging out with Raj and Joel, but lately, he's been doubting whether they've ever truly been his friends. Sometimes, Joel and Raj make Frederick feel like he's a loser, who could blame Freddie for not wanting to be referred to as a "flea on a meerkats butt?...

    I really enjoyed this book! A fun story about Frederick Frederickson who is trying to find his place in his friendship group. He feels like a loser and those around him certainly don?t make him feel any better! In an odd series of events he ends up at a camp for troubled boys mistake...

    This was a fun adventure-style coming of age book underscored by some excellent comedic moments and some tense underlying issues about race and what the world sees when they look at 'troubled boys' and the assumptions they make because of it. Geared toward younger readers, but an enjoy...

    Frederick just wants to be popular and important. I think many 5th grade students feel like Frederick, but Frederick takes this position to the extreme in this novel. This novel is funny and yet it is serious in sections, as Frederick comes to understand life and who he is. When hi...

    Cute 4-5th grade novel about your place in life. Are you a lion, or a flea on the butt of a prey animal. Frederick\Dash ends up being both, but how you act matters more then your place on the food chain. I felt the book went a little long, but loved the Dan Santat illustrations. ...

    A delight ...

    The first sentence reels in any third or fourth grader, then the situational humor and witty word play keeps them there. I can see this being a smart choice to push toward a more, er, reluctant reader at the beginning of the year in my fourth grade classroom. The swift action, relatabl...

  • Brenda
    Jan 25, 2018

    10-year-old Frederick likes hanging out with Raj and Joel, but lately, he's been doubting whether they've ever truly been his friends. Sometimes, Joel and Raj make Frederick feel like he's a loser, who could blame Freddie for not wanting to be referred to as a "flea on a meerkats butt?...

  • Debbie Tanner
    Apr 15, 2018

    10-year-old Frederick likes hanging out with Raj and Joel, but lately, he's been doubting whether they've ever truly been his friends. Sometimes, Joel and Raj make Frederick feel like he's a loser, who could blame Freddie for not wanting to be referred to as a "flea on a meerkats butt?...

    I really enjoyed this book! A fun story about Frederick Frederickson who is trying to find his place in his friendship group. He feels like a loser and those around him certainly don?t make him feel any better! In an odd series of events he ends up at a camp for troubled boys mistake...

    This was a fun adventure-style coming of age book underscored by some excellent comedic moments and some tense underlying issues about race and what the world sees when they look at 'troubled boys' and the assumptions they make because of it. Geared toward younger readers, but an enjoy...

    Frederick just wants to be popular and important. I think many 5th grade students feel like Frederick, but Frederick takes this position to the extreme in this novel. This novel is funny and yet it is serious in sections, as Frederick comes to understand life and who he is. When hi...

    Cute 4-5th grade novel about your place in life. Are you a lion, or a flea on the butt of a prey animal. Frederick\Dash ends up being both, but how you act matters more then your place on the food chain. I felt the book went a little long, but loved the Dan Santat illustrations. ...

    A delight ...

    The first sentence reels in any third or fourth grader, then the situational humor and witty word play keeps them there. I can see this being a smart choice to push toward a more, er, reluctant reader at the beginning of the year in my fourth grade classroom. The swift action, relatabl...

    This is a cute story about accepting who you are and how difficult that is when you are little. It also has mischief and adventure as Fredrick Fredrickson tries to find a way to fit in. With the ARC digital copy (Thanks, NetGalley!) I missed out on Dan Santat's illustrations. Boo. I ha...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Frederick Frederickson is angry with his parents because they are canceling the family vacation cruise because of an impending hurricane. The upside is that he gets to go to his friend Joel's birthday party. The downside is that he is in a boat that get...

    If this book doesn't make you long for a vacation or understand its appeal, then nothing will. Ten-year-old Frederick Frederickson lives for his family vacation every year since they usually go on a cruise and he can leave his cares behind him. While his concerns might pale next to tho...

    This book was very cute and funny. It was pretty much the same thing as Holes, but still funny enough and clever enough to keep me reading. I disagreed with a lot of what our point was. Frederick's whole journey was to become popular, and instead of learning the shallowness of populari...

    ?Look,? said Joel, jabbing the straw into his juice box, ?it?s like this. There are people who are lions, right? Devin?s a lion. He?s big. He gets all the meat. He can do whatever he wants. Then there are people who are gazelles.? He slurped his juice, making his cheeks d...

    Frederick knows his place in the 5th-grade foodchain - at the very bottom as the flea that lives on a meerkat's butt. When he finds himself at a disciplinary camp in a position of mistaken identity he has an opportunity to start again. Can he hold his own with the likes of Nosebleed, S...

    Thank you to Kate Beasley and Macmillan Kids for providing #collabookation with the review copy of Lions and Liars. Frederick Frederickson is a flea. In his middle school, he isn't one of the boys who ever wins at any sport, and even the people he calls his friends aren't very nice to...

    *I received an eARC of this book from the publisher through NetGalley* For about the first half of this book, I was hovering between 3 and 3.5 stars. It just wasn't clicking for me. But as I got further in I was totally sucked in and had to find out what happened to Frederick and hi...

    Frederick Frederickson perceives himself amongst the cruel bully enemy he labels a ion, there are gazelles, meerkats, and the bottom of the pecking order, is Frederick an invisible flea. In the beginning of his 5th grade year Frederick is accidentally (on purpose) bashed by a dodgeball...

    In the food-chain theory of life, Frederick Frederickson is a flea and he wants to be a lion. He longs to be the boy in fifth grade who kids want around. Instead, Frederick breaks his nose playing dodgeball and hovers at the edge of the least popular kids. Then, through a series of boa...

    Frederick Frederickson cannot wait for the yearly cruise with his family. Having just been deemed a flea at the bottom of the school food chain, he's ready for a break from school and his "friends." Unfortunately, his parents decide to cancel the vacation due to an incoming hurricane, ...

    Frederick is having a rough go of it, he wants to go on a cruise to escape his problems, like he does with his family every year. But this year a hurricane ruins their plans and he has to stay home, with his friends who he hasn't been very nice to. But instead, they are not nice to him...

    Frederick Frederickson is a ten year old who?s at the bottom of the social food chain. His ?friends? don?t treat him well, and the family vacation he?s desperately looking forward to is canceled due to an impending hurricane. At a birthday party, he inadvertently gets into a ...

    A ragtag group lined up on the cover and how can you resist? It's a quirky and adorably funny look at what friendship means to most of us. For Frederick Frederickson, even his friends at school poke fun at him and when a failed vacation puts a damper on his spirits, he ends up going Pi...

    A fun but uninspiring book about a misfit who has been told that he's at the bottom of the social food chain. The poor protagonist is picked on by his so-called-friends and bullies alike so when he has a chance to be someone else, he doesn't hesitate to seize the opportunity. He ga...

    Frederick Frederickson has a theory about life.?They say that everybody has a place in the world, like there?s a natural order. Some people are lions. And some people are gazelles. And some people are meerkats. And I?m a flea.? But is he really? Frederick always ends up alone a...

    This is a funny book about a boy named Fred who, through a series of unfortunate events, ends up at camp to change his attitude. Everyone at the camp believes him to be someone else (a notorious and inventive criminal) and so Fred ends up with a lot more respect than people typically g...

  • Ms. Yingling
    Apr 02, 2018

    10-year-old Frederick likes hanging out with Raj and Joel, but lately, he's been doubting whether they've ever truly been his friends. Sometimes, Joel and Raj make Frederick feel like he's a loser, who could blame Freddie for not wanting to be referred to as a "flea on a meerkats butt?...

    I really enjoyed this book! A fun story about Frederick Frederickson who is trying to find his place in his friendship group. He feels like a loser and those around him certainly don?t make him feel any better! In an odd series of events he ends up at a camp for troubled boys mistake...

    This was a fun adventure-style coming of age book underscored by some excellent comedic moments and some tense underlying issues about race and what the world sees when they look at 'troubled boys' and the assumptions they make because of it. Geared toward younger readers, but an enjoy...

    Frederick just wants to be popular and important. I think many 5th grade students feel like Frederick, but Frederick takes this position to the extreme in this novel. This novel is funny and yet it is serious in sections, as Frederick comes to understand life and who he is. When hi...

    Cute 4-5th grade novel about your place in life. Are you a lion, or a flea on the butt of a prey animal. Frederick\Dash ends up being both, but how you act matters more then your place on the food chain. I felt the book went a little long, but loved the Dan Santat illustrations. ...

    A delight ...

    The first sentence reels in any third or fourth grader, then the situational humor and witty word play keeps them there. I can see this being a smart choice to push toward a more, er, reluctant reader at the beginning of the year in my fourth grade classroom. The swift action, relatabl...

    This is a cute story about accepting who you are and how difficult that is when you are little. It also has mischief and adventure as Fredrick Fredrickson tries to find a way to fit in. With the ARC digital copy (Thanks, NetGalley!) I missed out on Dan Santat's illustrations. Boo. I ha...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Frederick Frederickson is angry with his parents because they are canceling the family vacation cruise because of an impending hurricane. The upside is that he gets to go to his friend Joel's birthday party. The downside is that he is in a boat that get...

  • Bonnie Grover
    Aug 01, 2018

    10-year-old Frederick likes hanging out with Raj and Joel, but lately, he's been doubting whether they've ever truly been his friends. Sometimes, Joel and Raj make Frederick feel like he's a loser, who could blame Freddie for not wanting to be referred to as a "flea on a meerkats butt?...

    I really enjoyed this book! A fun story about Frederick Frederickson who is trying to find his place in his friendship group. He feels like a loser and those around him certainly don?t make him feel any better! In an odd series of events he ends up at a camp for troubled boys mistake...

    This was a fun adventure-style coming of age book underscored by some excellent comedic moments and some tense underlying issues about race and what the world sees when they look at 'troubled boys' and the assumptions they make because of it. Geared toward younger readers, but an enjoy...

    Frederick just wants to be popular and important. I think many 5th grade students feel like Frederick, but Frederick takes this position to the extreme in this novel. This novel is funny and yet it is serious in sections, as Frederick comes to understand life and who he is. When hi...

    Cute 4-5th grade novel about your place in life. Are you a lion, or a flea on the butt of a prey animal. Frederick\Dash ends up being both, but how you act matters more then your place on the food chain. I felt the book went a little long, but loved the Dan Santat illustrations. ...

    A delight ...

    The first sentence reels in any third or fourth grader, then the situational humor and witty word play keeps them there. I can see this being a smart choice to push toward a more, er, reluctant reader at the beginning of the year in my fourth grade classroom. The swift action, relatabl...

    This is a cute story about accepting who you are and how difficult that is when you are little. It also has mischief and adventure as Fredrick Fredrickson tries to find a way to fit in. With the ARC digital copy (Thanks, NetGalley!) I missed out on Dan Santat's illustrations. Boo. I ha...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Frederick Frederickson is angry with his parents because they are canceling the family vacation cruise because of an impending hurricane. The upside is that he gets to go to his friend Joel's birthday party. The downside is that he is in a boat that get...

    If this book doesn't make you long for a vacation or understand its appeal, then nothing will. Ten-year-old Frederick Frederickson lives for his family vacation every year since they usually go on a cruise and he can leave his cares behind him. While his concerns might pale next to tho...

    This book was very cute and funny. It was pretty much the same thing as Holes, but still funny enough and clever enough to keep me reading. I disagreed with a lot of what our point was. Frederick's whole journey was to become popular, and instead of learning the shallowness of populari...

    ?Look,? said Joel, jabbing the straw into his juice box, ?it?s like this. There are people who are lions, right? Devin?s a lion. He?s big. He gets all the meat. He can do whatever he wants. Then there are people who are gazelles.? He slurped his juice, making his cheeks d...

    Frederick knows his place in the 5th-grade foodchain - at the very bottom as the flea that lives on a meerkat's butt. When he finds himself at a disciplinary camp in a position of mistaken identity he has an opportunity to start again. Can he hold his own with the likes of Nosebleed, S...

    Thank you to Kate Beasley and Macmillan Kids for providing #collabookation with the review copy of Lions and Liars. Frederick Frederickson is a flea. In his middle school, he isn't one of the boys who ever wins at any sport, and even the people he calls his friends aren't very nice to...

    *I received an eARC of this book from the publisher through NetGalley* For about the first half of this book, I was hovering between 3 and 3.5 stars. It just wasn't clicking for me. But as I got further in I was totally sucked in and had to find out what happened to Frederick and hi...

    Frederick Frederickson perceives himself amongst the cruel bully enemy he labels a ion, there are gazelles, meerkats, and the bottom of the pecking order, is Frederick an invisible flea. In the beginning of his 5th grade year Frederick is accidentally (on purpose) bashed by a dodgeball...

    In the food-chain theory of life, Frederick Frederickson is a flea and he wants to be a lion. He longs to be the boy in fifth grade who kids want around. Instead, Frederick breaks his nose playing dodgeball and hovers at the edge of the least popular kids. Then, through a series of boa...

    Frederick Frederickson cannot wait for the yearly cruise with his family. Having just been deemed a flea at the bottom of the school food chain, he's ready for a break from school and his "friends." Unfortunately, his parents decide to cancel the vacation due to an incoming hurricane, ...

    Frederick is having a rough go of it, he wants to go on a cruise to escape his problems, like he does with his family every year. But this year a hurricane ruins their plans and he has to stay home, with his friends who he hasn't been very nice to. But instead, they are not nice to him...

    Frederick Frederickson is a ten year old who?s at the bottom of the social food chain. His ?friends? don?t treat him well, and the family vacation he?s desperately looking forward to is canceled due to an impending hurricane. At a birthday party, he inadvertently gets into a ...

    A ragtag group lined up on the cover and how can you resist? It's a quirky and adorably funny look at what friendship means to most of us. For Frederick Frederickson, even his friends at school poke fun at him and when a failed vacation puts a damper on his spirits, he ends up going Pi...

    A fun but uninspiring book about a misfit who has been told that he's at the bottom of the social food chain. The poor protagonist is picked on by his so-called-friends and bullies alike so when he has a chance to be someone else, he doesn't hesitate to seize the opportunity. He ga...

    Frederick Frederickson has a theory about life.?They say that everybody has a place in the world, like there?s a natural order. Some people are lions. And some people are gazelles. And some people are meerkats. And I?m a flea.? But is he really? Frederick always ends up alone a...

  • Serenity
    Jun 05, 2018

    10-year-old Frederick likes hanging out with Raj and Joel, but lately, he's been doubting whether they've ever truly been his friends. Sometimes, Joel and Raj make Frederick feel like he's a loser, who could blame Freddie for not wanting to be referred to as a "flea on a meerkats butt?...

    I really enjoyed this book! A fun story about Frederick Frederickson who is trying to find his place in his friendship group. He feels like a loser and those around him certainly don?t make him feel any better! In an odd series of events he ends up at a camp for troubled boys mistake...

    This was a fun adventure-style coming of age book underscored by some excellent comedic moments and some tense underlying issues about race and what the world sees when they look at 'troubled boys' and the assumptions they make because of it. Geared toward younger readers, but an enjoy...

    Frederick just wants to be popular and important. I think many 5th grade students feel like Frederick, but Frederick takes this position to the extreme in this novel. This novel is funny and yet it is serious in sections, as Frederick comes to understand life and who he is. When hi...

    Cute 4-5th grade novel about your place in life. Are you a lion, or a flea on the butt of a prey animal. Frederick\Dash ends up being both, but how you act matters more then your place on the food chain. I felt the book went a little long, but loved the Dan Santat illustrations. ...

    A delight ...

    The first sentence reels in any third or fourth grader, then the situational humor and witty word play keeps them there. I can see this being a smart choice to push toward a more, er, reluctant reader at the beginning of the year in my fourth grade classroom. The swift action, relatabl...

    This is a cute story about accepting who you are and how difficult that is when you are little. It also has mischief and adventure as Fredrick Fredrickson tries to find a way to fit in. With the ARC digital copy (Thanks, NetGalley!) I missed out on Dan Santat's illustrations. Boo. I ha...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Frederick Frederickson is angry with his parents because they are canceling the family vacation cruise because of an impending hurricane. The upside is that he gets to go to his friend Joel's birthday party. The downside is that he is in a boat that get...

    If this book doesn't make you long for a vacation or understand its appeal, then nothing will. Ten-year-old Frederick Frederickson lives for his family vacation every year since they usually go on a cruise and he can leave his cares behind him. While his concerns might pale next to tho...

    This book was very cute and funny. It was pretty much the same thing as Holes, but still funny enough and clever enough to keep me reading. I disagreed with a lot of what our point was. Frederick's whole journey was to become popular, and instead of learning the shallowness of populari...

    ?Look,? said Joel, jabbing the straw into his juice box, ?it?s like this. There are people who are lions, right? Devin?s a lion. He?s big. He gets all the meat. He can do whatever he wants. Then there are people who are gazelles.? He slurped his juice, making his cheeks d...

    Frederick knows his place in the 5th-grade foodchain - at the very bottom as the flea that lives on a meerkat's butt. When he finds himself at a disciplinary camp in a position of mistaken identity he has an opportunity to start again. Can he hold his own with the likes of Nosebleed, S...

    Thank you to Kate Beasley and Macmillan Kids for providing #collabookation with the review copy of Lions and Liars. Frederick Frederickson is a flea. In his middle school, he isn't one of the boys who ever wins at any sport, and even the people he calls his friends aren't very nice to...

    *I received an eARC of this book from the publisher through NetGalley* For about the first half of this book, I was hovering between 3 and 3.5 stars. It just wasn't clicking for me. But as I got further in I was totally sucked in and had to find out what happened to Frederick and hi...

  • Maggie Carr
    May 30, 2018

    10-year-old Frederick likes hanging out with Raj and Joel, but lately, he's been doubting whether they've ever truly been his friends. Sometimes, Joel and Raj make Frederick feel like he's a loser, who could blame Freddie for not wanting to be referred to as a "flea on a meerkats butt?...

    I really enjoyed this book! A fun story about Frederick Frederickson who is trying to find his place in his friendship group. He feels like a loser and those around him certainly don?t make him feel any better! In an odd series of events he ends up at a camp for troubled boys mistake...

    This was a fun adventure-style coming of age book underscored by some excellent comedic moments and some tense underlying issues about race and what the world sees when they look at 'troubled boys' and the assumptions they make because of it. Geared toward younger readers, but an enjoy...

    Frederick just wants to be popular and important. I think many 5th grade students feel like Frederick, but Frederick takes this position to the extreme in this novel. This novel is funny and yet it is serious in sections, as Frederick comes to understand life and who he is. When hi...

    Cute 4-5th grade novel about your place in life. Are you a lion, or a flea on the butt of a prey animal. Frederick\Dash ends up being both, but how you act matters more then your place on the food chain. I felt the book went a little long, but loved the Dan Santat illustrations. ...

    A delight ...

    The first sentence reels in any third or fourth grader, then the situational humor and witty word play keeps them there. I can see this being a smart choice to push toward a more, er, reluctant reader at the beginning of the year in my fourth grade classroom. The swift action, relatabl...

    This is a cute story about accepting who you are and how difficult that is when you are little. It also has mischief and adventure as Fredrick Fredrickson tries to find a way to fit in. With the ARC digital copy (Thanks, NetGalley!) I missed out on Dan Santat's illustrations. Boo. I ha...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Frederick Frederickson is angry with his parents because they are canceling the family vacation cruise because of an impending hurricane. The upside is that he gets to go to his friend Joel's birthday party. The downside is that he is in a boat that get...

    If this book doesn't make you long for a vacation or understand its appeal, then nothing will. Ten-year-old Frederick Frederickson lives for his family vacation every year since they usually go on a cruise and he can leave his cares behind him. While his concerns might pale next to tho...

    This book was very cute and funny. It was pretty much the same thing as Holes, but still funny enough and clever enough to keep me reading. I disagreed with a lot of what our point was. Frederick's whole journey was to become popular, and instead of learning the shallowness of populari...

    ?Look,? said Joel, jabbing the straw into his juice box, ?it?s like this. There are people who are lions, right? Devin?s a lion. He?s big. He gets all the meat. He can do whatever he wants. Then there are people who are gazelles.? He slurped his juice, making his cheeks d...

    Frederick knows his place in the 5th-grade foodchain - at the very bottom as the flea that lives on a meerkat's butt. When he finds himself at a disciplinary camp in a position of mistaken identity he has an opportunity to start again. Can he hold his own with the likes of Nosebleed, S...

    Thank you to Kate Beasley and Macmillan Kids for providing #collabookation with the review copy of Lions and Liars. Frederick Frederickson is a flea. In his middle school, he isn't one of the boys who ever wins at any sport, and even the people he calls his friends aren't very nice to...

    *I received an eARC of this book from the publisher through NetGalley* For about the first half of this book, I was hovering between 3 and 3.5 stars. It just wasn't clicking for me. But as I got further in I was totally sucked in and had to find out what happened to Frederick and hi...

    Frederick Frederickson perceives himself amongst the cruel bully enemy he labels a ion, there are gazelles, meerkats, and the bottom of the pecking order, is Frederick an invisible flea. In the beginning of his 5th grade year Frederick is accidentally (on purpose) bashed by a dodgeball...

    In the food-chain theory of life, Frederick Frederickson is a flea and he wants to be a lion. He longs to be the boy in fifth grade who kids want around. Instead, Frederick breaks his nose playing dodgeball and hovers at the edge of the least popular kids. Then, through a series of boa...

    Frederick Frederickson cannot wait for the yearly cruise with his family. Having just been deemed a flea at the bottom of the school food chain, he's ready for a break from school and his "friends." Unfortunately, his parents decide to cancel the vacation due to an incoming hurricane, ...

    Frederick is having a rough go of it, he wants to go on a cruise to escape his problems, like he does with his family every year. But this year a hurricane ruins their plans and he has to stay home, with his friends who he hasn't been very nice to. But instead, they are not nice to him...

    Frederick Frederickson is a ten year old who?s at the bottom of the social food chain. His ?friends? don?t treat him well, and the family vacation he?s desperately looking forward to is canceled due to an impending hurricane. At a birthday party, he inadvertently gets into a ...

    A ragtag group lined up on the cover and how can you resist? It's a quirky and adorably funny look at what friendship means to most of us. For Frederick Frederickson, even his friends at school poke fun at him and when a failed vacation puts a damper on his spirits, he ends up going Pi...

    A fun but uninspiring book about a misfit who has been told that he's at the bottom of the social food chain. The poor protagonist is picked on by his so-called-friends and bullies alike so when he has a chance to be someone else, he doesn't hesitate to seize the opportunity. He ga...

    Frederick Frederickson has a theory about life.?They say that everybody has a place in the world, like there?s a natural order. Some people are lions. And some people are gazelles. And some people are meerkats. And I?m a flea.? But is he really? Frederick always ends up alone a...

    This is a funny book about a boy named Fred who, through a series of unfortunate events, ends up at camp to change his attitude. Everyone at the camp believes him to be someone else (a notorious and inventive criminal) and so Fred ends up with a lot more respect than people typically g...

    5? #ARC for boys 8-12 on sale 6/5/18 "If you were somebody else-if you had a friend-then even if terrible things were happening, at least there was somebody there to make you feel braver. It was hard to be brave by yourself." "Frederick had only known Ant Bite for 2 days, but ...

  • Sandy
    Jul 19, 2018

    10-year-old Frederick likes hanging out with Raj and Joel, but lately, he's been doubting whether they've ever truly been his friends. Sometimes, Joel and Raj make Frederick feel like he's a loser, who could blame Freddie for not wanting to be referred to as a "flea on a meerkats butt?...

    I really enjoyed this book! A fun story about Frederick Frederickson who is trying to find his place in his friendship group. He feels like a loser and those around him certainly don?t make him feel any better! In an odd series of events he ends up at a camp for troubled boys mistake...

    This was a fun adventure-style coming of age book underscored by some excellent comedic moments and some tense underlying issues about race and what the world sees when they look at 'troubled boys' and the assumptions they make because of it. Geared toward younger readers, but an enjoy...

    Frederick just wants to be popular and important. I think many 5th grade students feel like Frederick, but Frederick takes this position to the extreme in this novel. This novel is funny and yet it is serious in sections, as Frederick comes to understand life and who he is. When hi...

  • Pam
    Jun 17, 2018

    10-year-old Frederick likes hanging out with Raj and Joel, but lately, he's been doubting whether they've ever truly been his friends. Sometimes, Joel and Raj make Frederick feel like he's a loser, who could blame Freddie for not wanting to be referred to as a "flea on a meerkats butt?...

    I really enjoyed this book! A fun story about Frederick Frederickson who is trying to find his place in his friendship group. He feels like a loser and those around him certainly don?t make him feel any better! In an odd series of events he ends up at a camp for troubled boys mistake...

    This was a fun adventure-style coming of age book underscored by some excellent comedic moments and some tense underlying issues about race and what the world sees when they look at 'troubled boys' and the assumptions they make because of it. Geared toward younger readers, but an enjoy...

    Frederick just wants to be popular and important. I think many 5th grade students feel like Frederick, but Frederick takes this position to the extreme in this novel. This novel is funny and yet it is serious in sections, as Frederick comes to understand life and who he is. When hi...

    Cute 4-5th grade novel about your place in life. Are you a lion, or a flea on the butt of a prey animal. Frederick\Dash ends up being both, but how you act matters more then your place on the food chain. I felt the book went a little long, but loved the Dan Santat illustrations. ...

    A delight ...

    The first sentence reels in any third or fourth grader, then the situational humor and witty word play keeps them there. I can see this being a smart choice to push toward a more, er, reluctant reader at the beginning of the year in my fourth grade classroom. The swift action, relatabl...

    This is a cute story about accepting who you are and how difficult that is when you are little. It also has mischief and adventure as Fredrick Fredrickson tries to find a way to fit in. With the ARC digital copy (Thanks, NetGalley!) I missed out on Dan Santat's illustrations. Boo. I ha...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Frederick Frederickson is angry with his parents because they are canceling the family vacation cruise because of an impending hurricane. The upside is that he gets to go to his friend Joel's birthday party. The downside is that he is in a boat that get...

    If this book doesn't make you long for a vacation or understand its appeal, then nothing will. Ten-year-old Frederick Frederickson lives for his family vacation every year since they usually go on a cruise and he can leave his cares behind him. While his concerns might pale next to tho...

    This book was very cute and funny. It was pretty much the same thing as Holes, but still funny enough and clever enough to keep me reading. I disagreed with a lot of what our point was. Frederick's whole journey was to become popular, and instead of learning the shallowness of populari...

    ?Look,? said Joel, jabbing the straw into his juice box, ?it?s like this. There are people who are lions, right? Devin?s a lion. He?s big. He gets all the meat. He can do whatever he wants. Then there are people who are gazelles.? He slurped his juice, making his cheeks d...

    Frederick knows his place in the 5th-grade foodchain - at the very bottom as the flea that lives on a meerkat's butt. When he finds himself at a disciplinary camp in a position of mistaken identity he has an opportunity to start again. Can he hold his own with the likes of Nosebleed, S...

    Thank you to Kate Beasley and Macmillan Kids for providing #collabookation with the review copy of Lions and Liars. Frederick Frederickson is a flea. In his middle school, he isn't one of the boys who ever wins at any sport, and even the people he calls his friends aren't very nice to...

    *I received an eARC of this book from the publisher through NetGalley* For about the first half of this book, I was hovering between 3 and 3.5 stars. It just wasn't clicking for me. But as I got further in I was totally sucked in and had to find out what happened to Frederick and hi...

    Frederick Frederickson perceives himself amongst the cruel bully enemy he labels a ion, there are gazelles, meerkats, and the bottom of the pecking order, is Frederick an invisible flea. In the beginning of his 5th grade year Frederick is accidentally (on purpose) bashed by a dodgeball...

    In the food-chain theory of life, Frederick Frederickson is a flea and he wants to be a lion. He longs to be the boy in fifth grade who kids want around. Instead, Frederick breaks his nose playing dodgeball and hovers at the edge of the least popular kids. Then, through a series of boa...

    Frederick Frederickson cannot wait for the yearly cruise with his family. Having just been deemed a flea at the bottom of the school food chain, he's ready for a break from school and his "friends." Unfortunately, his parents decide to cancel the vacation due to an incoming hurricane, ...

    Frederick is having a rough go of it, he wants to go on a cruise to escape his problems, like he does with his family every year. But this year a hurricane ruins their plans and he has to stay home, with his friends who he hasn't been very nice to. But instead, they are not nice to him...

    Frederick Frederickson is a ten year old who?s at the bottom of the social food chain. His ?friends? don?t treat him well, and the family vacation he?s desperately looking forward to is canceled due to an impending hurricane. At a birthday party, he inadvertently gets into a ...

    A ragtag group lined up on the cover and how can you resist? It's a quirky and adorably funny look at what friendship means to most of us. For Frederick Frederickson, even his friends at school poke fun at him and when a failed vacation puts a damper on his spirits, he ends up going Pi...

    A fun but uninspiring book about a misfit who has been told that he's at the bottom of the social food chain. The poor protagonist is picked on by his so-called-friends and bullies alike so when he has a chance to be someone else, he doesn't hesitate to seize the opportunity. He ga...

    Frederick Frederickson has a theory about life.?They say that everybody has a place in the world, like there?s a natural order. Some people are lions. And some people are gazelles. And some people are meerkats. And I?m a flea.? But is he really? Frederick always ends up alone a...

    This is a funny book about a boy named Fred who, through a series of unfortunate events, ends up at camp to change his attitude. Everyone at the camp believes him to be someone else (a notorious and inventive criminal) and so Fred ends up with a lot more respect than people typically g...

    5? #ARC for boys 8-12 on sale 6/5/18 "If you were somebody else-if you had a friend-then even if terrible things were happening, at least there was somebody there to make you feel braver. It was hard to be brave by yourself." "Frederick had only known Ant Bite for 2 days, but ...

    2.5 stars I had high hopes for this after enjoying Gertie's Leap of Greatness. This probably flavored my reading. The premise is fine, but broadly sketched characters and events too implausible made this book just an acceptable read. The growing friendship between the boys is fun, but...

    Fredrick accidentally ends up at a camp for "troubled" boys instead of on the holiday cruise with his family that he expected & now he needs to decide who he is going to be - literally. This book explores the somewhat fraught world of 5th grade boys - friendship, camaraderie, bully...

    Middle Grade level. Middle school life explained by young men who are not on the top of the popularity lists. One of them ends up floating away in a boat after a joke gone wrong. He ends up at a camp for transitioning kids who need some guidance. Typical camp adventures ensue. Then ...

  • Jenn Lopez
    Mar 19, 2018

    10-year-old Frederick likes hanging out with Raj and Joel, but lately, he's been doubting whether they've ever truly been his friends. Sometimes, Joel and Raj make Frederick feel like he's a loser, who could blame Freddie for not wanting to be referred to as a "flea on a meerkats butt?...

    I really enjoyed this book! A fun story about Frederick Frederickson who is trying to find his place in his friendship group. He feels like a loser and those around him certainly don?t make him feel any better! In an odd series of events he ends up at a camp for troubled boys mistake...

    This was a fun adventure-style coming of age book underscored by some excellent comedic moments and some tense underlying issues about race and what the world sees when they look at 'troubled boys' and the assumptions they make because of it. Geared toward younger readers, but an enjoy...

    Frederick just wants to be popular and important. I think many 5th grade students feel like Frederick, but Frederick takes this position to the extreme in this novel. This novel is funny and yet it is serious in sections, as Frederick comes to understand life and who he is. When hi...

    Cute 4-5th grade novel about your place in life. Are you a lion, or a flea on the butt of a prey animal. Frederick\Dash ends up being both, but how you act matters more then your place on the food chain. I felt the book went a little long, but loved the Dan Santat illustrations. ...

    A delight ...

    The first sentence reels in any third or fourth grader, then the situational humor and witty word play keeps them there. I can see this being a smart choice to push toward a more, er, reluctant reader at the beginning of the year in my fourth grade classroom. The swift action, relatabl...

    This is a cute story about accepting who you are and how difficult that is when you are little. It also has mischief and adventure as Fredrick Fredrickson tries to find a way to fit in. With the ARC digital copy (Thanks, NetGalley!) I missed out on Dan Santat's illustrations. Boo. I ha...

  • Kate
    Jul 30, 2018

    10-year-old Frederick likes hanging out with Raj and Joel, but lately, he's been doubting whether they've ever truly been his friends. Sometimes, Joel and Raj make Frederick feel like he's a loser, who could blame Freddie for not wanting to be referred to as a "flea on a meerkats butt?...

    I really enjoyed this book! A fun story about Frederick Frederickson who is trying to find his place in his friendship group. He feels like a loser and those around him certainly don?t make him feel any better! In an odd series of events he ends up at a camp for troubled boys mistake...

    This was a fun adventure-style coming of age book underscored by some excellent comedic moments and some tense underlying issues about race and what the world sees when they look at 'troubled boys' and the assumptions they make because of it. Geared toward younger readers, but an enjoy...

    Frederick just wants to be popular and important. I think many 5th grade students feel like Frederick, but Frederick takes this position to the extreme in this novel. This novel is funny and yet it is serious in sections, as Frederick comes to understand life and who he is. When hi...

    Cute 4-5th grade novel about your place in life. Are you a lion, or a flea on the butt of a prey animal. Frederick\Dash ends up being both, but how you act matters more then your place on the food chain. I felt the book went a little long, but loved the Dan Santat illustrations. ...

    A delight ...

    The first sentence reels in any third or fourth grader, then the situational humor and witty word play keeps them there. I can see this being a smart choice to push toward a more, er, reluctant reader at the beginning of the year in my fourth grade classroom. The swift action, relatabl...

    This is a cute story about accepting who you are and how difficult that is when you are little. It also has mischief and adventure as Fredrick Fredrickson tries to find a way to fit in. With the ARC digital copy (Thanks, NetGalley!) I missed out on Dan Santat's illustrations. Boo. I ha...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Frederick Frederickson is angry with his parents because they are canceling the family vacation cruise because of an impending hurricane. The upside is that he gets to go to his friend Joel's birthday party. The downside is that he is in a boat that get...

    If this book doesn't make you long for a vacation or understand its appeal, then nothing will. Ten-year-old Frederick Frederickson lives for his family vacation every year since they usually go on a cruise and he can leave his cares behind him. While his concerns might pale next to tho...

    This book was very cute and funny. It was pretty much the same thing as Holes, but still funny enough and clever enough to keep me reading. I disagreed with a lot of what our point was. Frederick's whole journey was to become popular, and instead of learning the shallowness of populari...

    ?Look,? said Joel, jabbing the straw into his juice box, ?it?s like this. There are people who are lions, right? Devin?s a lion. He?s big. He gets all the meat. He can do whatever he wants. Then there are people who are gazelles.? He slurped his juice, making his cheeks d...

    Frederick knows his place in the 5th-grade foodchain - at the very bottom as the flea that lives on a meerkat's butt. When he finds himself at a disciplinary camp in a position of mistaken identity he has an opportunity to start again. Can he hold his own with the likes of Nosebleed, S...

    Thank you to Kate Beasley and Macmillan Kids for providing #collabookation with the review copy of Lions and Liars. Frederick Frederickson is a flea. In his middle school, he isn't one of the boys who ever wins at any sport, and even the people he calls his friends aren't very nice to...

    *I received an eARC of this book from the publisher through NetGalley* For about the first half of this book, I was hovering between 3 and 3.5 stars. It just wasn't clicking for me. But as I got further in I was totally sucked in and had to find out what happened to Frederick and hi...

    Frederick Frederickson perceives himself amongst the cruel bully enemy he labels a ion, there are gazelles, meerkats, and the bottom of the pecking order, is Frederick an invisible flea. In the beginning of his 5th grade year Frederick is accidentally (on purpose) bashed by a dodgeball...

    In the food-chain theory of life, Frederick Frederickson is a flea and he wants to be a lion. He longs to be the boy in fifth grade who kids want around. Instead, Frederick breaks his nose playing dodgeball and hovers at the edge of the least popular kids. Then, through a series of boa...

    Frederick Frederickson cannot wait for the yearly cruise with his family. Having just been deemed a flea at the bottom of the school food chain, he's ready for a break from school and his "friends." Unfortunately, his parents decide to cancel the vacation due to an incoming hurricane, ...

    Frederick is having a rough go of it, he wants to go on a cruise to escape his problems, like he does with his family every year. But this year a hurricane ruins their plans and he has to stay home, with his friends who he hasn't been very nice to. But instead, they are not nice to him...

    Frederick Frederickson is a ten year old who?s at the bottom of the social food chain. His ?friends? don?t treat him well, and the family vacation he?s desperately looking forward to is canceled due to an impending hurricane. At a birthday party, he inadvertently gets into a ...

    A ragtag group lined up on the cover and how can you resist? It's a quirky and adorably funny look at what friendship means to most of us. For Frederick Frederickson, even his friends at school poke fun at him and when a failed vacation puts a damper on his spirits, he ends up going Pi...

    A fun but uninspiring book about a misfit who has been told that he's at the bottom of the social food chain. The poor protagonist is picked on by his so-called-friends and bullies alike so when he has a chance to be someone else, he doesn't hesitate to seize the opportunity. He ga...

    Frederick Frederickson has a theory about life.?They say that everybody has a place in the world, like there?s a natural order. Some people are lions. And some people are gazelles. And some people are meerkats. And I?m a flea.? But is he really? Frederick always ends up alone a...

    This is a funny book about a boy named Fred who, through a series of unfortunate events, ends up at camp to change his attitude. Everyone at the camp believes him to be someone else (a notorious and inventive criminal) and so Fred ends up with a lot more respect than people typically g...

    5? #ARC for boys 8-12 on sale 6/5/18 "If you were somebody else-if you had a friend-then even if terrible things were happening, at least there was somebody there to make you feel braver. It was hard to be brave by yourself." "Frederick had only known Ant Bite for 2 days, but ...

    2.5 stars I had high hopes for this after enjoying Gertie's Leap of Greatness. This probably flavored my reading. The premise is fine, but broadly sketched characters and events too implausible made this book just an acceptable read. The growing friendship between the boys is fun, but...

  • Martha
    Jun 10, 2018

    10-year-old Frederick likes hanging out with Raj and Joel, but lately, he's been doubting whether they've ever truly been his friends. Sometimes, Joel and Raj make Frederick feel like he's a loser, who could blame Freddie for not wanting to be referred to as a "flea on a meerkats butt?...

    I really enjoyed this book! A fun story about Frederick Frederickson who is trying to find his place in his friendship group. He feels like a loser and those around him certainly don?t make him feel any better! In an odd series of events he ends up at a camp for troubled boys mistake...

    This was a fun adventure-style coming of age book underscored by some excellent comedic moments and some tense underlying issues about race and what the world sees when they look at 'troubled boys' and the assumptions they make because of it. Geared toward younger readers, but an enjoy...

    Frederick just wants to be popular and important. I think many 5th grade students feel like Frederick, but Frederick takes this position to the extreme in this novel. This novel is funny and yet it is serious in sections, as Frederick comes to understand life and who he is. When hi...

    Cute 4-5th grade novel about your place in life. Are you a lion, or a flea on the butt of a prey animal. Frederick\Dash ends up being both, but how you act matters more then your place on the food chain. I felt the book went a little long, but loved the Dan Santat illustrations. ...

    A delight ...

    The first sentence reels in any third or fourth grader, then the situational humor and witty word play keeps them there. I can see this being a smart choice to push toward a more, er, reluctant reader at the beginning of the year in my fourth grade classroom. The swift action, relatabl...

    This is a cute story about accepting who you are and how difficult that is when you are little. It also has mischief and adventure as Fredrick Fredrickson tries to find a way to fit in. With the ARC digital copy (Thanks, NetGalley!) I missed out on Dan Santat's illustrations. Boo. I ha...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Frederick Frederickson is angry with his parents because they are canceling the family vacation cruise because of an impending hurricane. The upside is that he gets to go to his friend Joel's birthday party. The downside is that he is in a boat that get...

    If this book doesn't make you long for a vacation or understand its appeal, then nothing will. Ten-year-old Frederick Frederickson lives for his family vacation every year since they usually go on a cruise and he can leave his cares behind him. While his concerns might pale next to tho...

    This book was very cute and funny. It was pretty much the same thing as Holes, but still funny enough and clever enough to keep me reading. I disagreed with a lot of what our point was. Frederick's whole journey was to become popular, and instead of learning the shallowness of populari...

    ?Look,? said Joel, jabbing the straw into his juice box, ?it?s like this. There are people who are lions, right? Devin?s a lion. He?s big. He gets all the meat. He can do whatever he wants. Then there are people who are gazelles.? He slurped his juice, making his cheeks d...

    Frederick knows his place in the 5th-grade foodchain - at the very bottom as the flea that lives on a meerkat's butt. When he finds himself at a disciplinary camp in a position of mistaken identity he has an opportunity to start again. Can he hold his own with the likes of Nosebleed, S...

    Thank you to Kate Beasley and Macmillan Kids for providing #collabookation with the review copy of Lions and Liars. Frederick Frederickson is a flea. In his middle school, he isn't one of the boys who ever wins at any sport, and even the people he calls his friends aren't very nice to...

    *I received an eARC of this book from the publisher through NetGalley* For about the first half of this book, I was hovering between 3 and 3.5 stars. It just wasn't clicking for me. But as I got further in I was totally sucked in and had to find out what happened to Frederick and hi...

    Frederick Frederickson perceives himself amongst the cruel bully enemy he labels a ion, there are gazelles, meerkats, and the bottom of the pecking order, is Frederick an invisible flea. In the beginning of his 5th grade year Frederick is accidentally (on purpose) bashed by a dodgeball...

  • B
    Jun 09, 2018

    10-year-old Frederick likes hanging out with Raj and Joel, but lately, he's been doubting whether they've ever truly been his friends. Sometimes, Joel and Raj make Frederick feel like he's a loser, who could blame Freddie for not wanting to be referred to as a "flea on a meerkats butt?...

    I really enjoyed this book! A fun story about Frederick Frederickson who is trying to find his place in his friendship group. He feels like a loser and those around him certainly don?t make him feel any better! In an odd series of events he ends up at a camp for troubled boys mistake...

    This was a fun adventure-style coming of age book underscored by some excellent comedic moments and some tense underlying issues about race and what the world sees when they look at 'troubled boys' and the assumptions they make because of it. Geared toward younger readers, but an enjoy...

    Frederick just wants to be popular and important. I think many 5th grade students feel like Frederick, but Frederick takes this position to the extreme in this novel. This novel is funny and yet it is serious in sections, as Frederick comes to understand life and who he is. When hi...

    Cute 4-5th grade novel about your place in life. Are you a lion, or a flea on the butt of a prey animal. Frederick\Dash ends up being both, but how you act matters more then your place on the food chain. I felt the book went a little long, but loved the Dan Santat illustrations. ...

  • Mary
    Jun 26, 2018

    10-year-old Frederick likes hanging out with Raj and Joel, but lately, he's been doubting whether they've ever truly been his friends. Sometimes, Joel and Raj make Frederick feel like he's a loser, who could blame Freddie for not wanting to be referred to as a "flea on a meerkats butt?...

    I really enjoyed this book! A fun story about Frederick Frederickson who is trying to find his place in his friendship group. He feels like a loser and those around him certainly don?t make him feel any better! In an odd series of events he ends up at a camp for troubled boys mistake...

    This was a fun adventure-style coming of age book underscored by some excellent comedic moments and some tense underlying issues about race and what the world sees when they look at 'troubled boys' and the assumptions they make because of it. Geared toward younger readers, but an enjoy...

    Frederick just wants to be popular and important. I think many 5th grade students feel like Frederick, but Frederick takes this position to the extreme in this novel. This novel is funny and yet it is serious in sections, as Frederick comes to understand life and who he is. When hi...

    Cute 4-5th grade novel about your place in life. Are you a lion, or a flea on the butt of a prey animal. Frederick\Dash ends up being both, but how you act matters more then your place on the food chain. I felt the book went a little long, but loved the Dan Santat illustrations. ...

    A delight ...

    The first sentence reels in any third or fourth grader, then the situational humor and witty word play keeps them there. I can see this being a smart choice to push toward a more, er, reluctant reader at the beginning of the year in my fourth grade classroom. The swift action, relatabl...

    This is a cute story about accepting who you are and how difficult that is when you are little. It also has mischief and adventure as Fredrick Fredrickson tries to find a way to fit in. With the ARC digital copy (Thanks, NetGalley!) I missed out on Dan Santat's illustrations. Boo. I ha...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Frederick Frederickson is angry with his parents because they are canceling the family vacation cruise because of an impending hurricane. The upside is that he gets to go to his friend Joel's birthday party. The downside is that he is in a boat that get...

    If this book doesn't make you long for a vacation or understand its appeal, then nothing will. Ten-year-old Frederick Frederickson lives for his family vacation every year since they usually go on a cruise and he can leave his cares behind him. While his concerns might pale next to tho...

    This book was very cute and funny. It was pretty much the same thing as Holes, but still funny enough and clever enough to keep me reading. I disagreed with a lot of what our point was. Frederick's whole journey was to become popular, and instead of learning the shallowness of populari...

    ?Look,? said Joel, jabbing the straw into his juice box, ?it?s like this. There are people who are lions, right? Devin?s a lion. He?s big. He gets all the meat. He can do whatever he wants. Then there are people who are gazelles.? He slurped his juice, making his cheeks d...

    Frederick knows his place in the 5th-grade foodchain - at the very bottom as the flea that lives on a meerkat's butt. When he finds himself at a disciplinary camp in a position of mistaken identity he has an opportunity to start again. Can he hold his own with the likes of Nosebleed, S...

    Thank you to Kate Beasley and Macmillan Kids for providing #collabookation with the review copy of Lions and Liars. Frederick Frederickson is a flea. In his middle school, he isn't one of the boys who ever wins at any sport, and even the people he calls his friends aren't very nice to...

    *I received an eARC of this book from the publisher through NetGalley* For about the first half of this book, I was hovering between 3 and 3.5 stars. It just wasn't clicking for me. But as I got further in I was totally sucked in and had to find out what happened to Frederick and hi...

    Frederick Frederickson perceives himself amongst the cruel bully enemy he labels a ion, there are gazelles, meerkats, and the bottom of the pecking order, is Frederick an invisible flea. In the beginning of his 5th grade year Frederick is accidentally (on purpose) bashed by a dodgeball...

    In the food-chain theory of life, Frederick Frederickson is a flea and he wants to be a lion. He longs to be the boy in fifth grade who kids want around. Instead, Frederick breaks his nose playing dodgeball and hovers at the edge of the least popular kids. Then, through a series of boa...

    Frederick Frederickson cannot wait for the yearly cruise with his family. Having just been deemed a flea at the bottom of the school food chain, he's ready for a break from school and his "friends." Unfortunately, his parents decide to cancel the vacation due to an incoming hurricane, ...

  • Katie Reilley
    Jun 11, 2018

    10-year-old Frederick likes hanging out with Raj and Joel, but lately, he's been doubting whether they've ever truly been his friends. Sometimes, Joel and Raj make Frederick feel like he's a loser, who could blame Freddie for not wanting to be referred to as a "flea on a meerkats butt?...

    I really enjoyed this book! A fun story about Frederick Frederickson who is trying to find his place in his friendship group. He feels like a loser and those around him certainly don?t make him feel any better! In an odd series of events he ends up at a camp for troubled boys mistake...

    This was a fun adventure-style coming of age book underscored by some excellent comedic moments and some tense underlying issues about race and what the world sees when they look at 'troubled boys' and the assumptions they make because of it. Geared toward younger readers, but an enjoy...

    Frederick just wants to be popular and important. I think many 5th grade students feel like Frederick, but Frederick takes this position to the extreme in this novel. This novel is funny and yet it is serious in sections, as Frederick comes to understand life and who he is. When hi...

    Cute 4-5th grade novel about your place in life. Are you a lion, or a flea on the butt of a prey animal. Frederick\Dash ends up being both, but how you act matters more then your place on the food chain. I felt the book went a little long, but loved the Dan Santat illustrations. ...

    A delight ...

    The first sentence reels in any third or fourth grader, then the situational humor and witty word play keeps them there. I can see this being a smart choice to push toward a more, er, reluctant reader at the beginning of the year in my fourth grade classroom. The swift action, relatabl...

    This is a cute story about accepting who you are and how difficult that is when you are little. It also has mischief and adventure as Fredrick Fredrickson tries to find a way to fit in. With the ARC digital copy (Thanks, NetGalley!) I missed out on Dan Santat's illustrations. Boo. I ha...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Frederick Frederickson is angry with his parents because they are canceling the family vacation cruise because of an impending hurricane. The upside is that he gets to go to his friend Joel's birthday party. The downside is that he is in a boat that get...

    If this book doesn't make you long for a vacation or understand its appeal, then nothing will. Ten-year-old Frederick Frederickson lives for his family vacation every year since they usually go on a cruise and he can leave his cares behind him. While his concerns might pale next to tho...

    This book was very cute and funny. It was pretty much the same thing as Holes, but still funny enough and clever enough to keep me reading. I disagreed with a lot of what our point was. Frederick's whole journey was to become popular, and instead of learning the shallowness of populari...

    ?Look,? said Joel, jabbing the straw into his juice box, ?it?s like this. There are people who are lions, right? Devin?s a lion. He?s big. He gets all the meat. He can do whatever he wants. Then there are people who are gazelles.? He slurped his juice, making his cheeks d...

    Frederick knows his place in the 5th-grade foodchain - at the very bottom as the flea that lives on a meerkat's butt. When he finds himself at a disciplinary camp in a position of mistaken identity he has an opportunity to start again. Can he hold his own with the likes of Nosebleed, S...

    Thank you to Kate Beasley and Macmillan Kids for providing #collabookation with the review copy of Lions and Liars. Frederick Frederickson is a flea. In his middle school, he isn't one of the boys who ever wins at any sport, and even the people he calls his friends aren't very nice to...

    *I received an eARC of this book from the publisher through NetGalley* For about the first half of this book, I was hovering between 3 and 3.5 stars. It just wasn't clicking for me. But as I got further in I was totally sucked in and had to find out what happened to Frederick and hi...

    Frederick Frederickson perceives himself amongst the cruel bully enemy he labels a ion, there are gazelles, meerkats, and the bottom of the pecking order, is Frederick an invisible flea. In the beginning of his 5th grade year Frederick is accidentally (on purpose) bashed by a dodgeball...

    In the food-chain theory of life, Frederick Frederickson is a flea and he wants to be a lion. He longs to be the boy in fifth grade who kids want around. Instead, Frederick breaks his nose playing dodgeball and hovers at the edge of the least popular kids. Then, through a series of boa...

    Frederick Frederickson cannot wait for the yearly cruise with his family. Having just been deemed a flea at the bottom of the school food chain, he's ready for a break from school and his "friends." Unfortunately, his parents decide to cancel the vacation due to an incoming hurricane, ...

    Frederick is having a rough go of it, he wants to go on a cruise to escape his problems, like he does with his family every year. But this year a hurricane ruins their plans and he has to stay home, with his friends who he hasn't been very nice to. But instead, they are not nice to him...

    Frederick Frederickson is a ten year old who?s at the bottom of the social food chain. His ?friends? don?t treat him well, and the family vacation he?s desperately looking forward to is canceled due to an impending hurricane. At a birthday party, he inadvertently gets into a ...

  • Wendy MacKnight
    Jul 11, 2018

    10-year-old Frederick likes hanging out with Raj and Joel, but lately, he's been doubting whether they've ever truly been his friends. Sometimes, Joel and Raj make Frederick feel like he's a loser, who could blame Freddie for not wanting to be referred to as a "flea on a meerkats butt?...

    I really enjoyed this book! A fun story about Frederick Frederickson who is trying to find his place in his friendship group. He feels like a loser and those around him certainly don?t make him feel any better! In an odd series of events he ends up at a camp for troubled boys mistake...

    This was a fun adventure-style coming of age book underscored by some excellent comedic moments and some tense underlying issues about race and what the world sees when they look at 'troubled boys' and the assumptions they make because of it. Geared toward younger readers, but an enjoy...

    Frederick just wants to be popular and important. I think many 5th grade students feel like Frederick, but Frederick takes this position to the extreme in this novel. This novel is funny and yet it is serious in sections, as Frederick comes to understand life and who he is. When hi...

    Cute 4-5th grade novel about your place in life. Are you a lion, or a flea on the butt of a prey animal. Frederick\Dash ends up being both, but how you act matters more then your place on the food chain. I felt the book went a little long, but loved the Dan Santat illustrations. ...

    A delight ...

  • Anna
    Apr 30, 2018

    10-year-old Frederick likes hanging out with Raj and Joel, but lately, he's been doubting whether they've ever truly been his friends. Sometimes, Joel and Raj make Frederick feel like he's a loser, who could blame Freddie for not wanting to be referred to as a "flea on a meerkats butt?...

    I really enjoyed this book! A fun story about Frederick Frederickson who is trying to find his place in his friendship group. He feels like a loser and those around him certainly don?t make him feel any better! In an odd series of events he ends up at a camp for troubled boys mistake...

    This was a fun adventure-style coming of age book underscored by some excellent comedic moments and some tense underlying issues about race and what the world sees when they look at 'troubled boys' and the assumptions they make because of it. Geared toward younger readers, but an enjoy...

    Frederick just wants to be popular and important. I think many 5th grade students feel like Frederick, but Frederick takes this position to the extreme in this novel. This novel is funny and yet it is serious in sections, as Frederick comes to understand life and who he is. When hi...

    Cute 4-5th grade novel about your place in life. Are you a lion, or a flea on the butt of a prey animal. Frederick\Dash ends up being both, but how you act matters more then your place on the food chain. I felt the book went a little long, but loved the Dan Santat illustrations. ...

    A delight ...

    The first sentence reels in any third or fourth grader, then the situational humor and witty word play keeps them there. I can see this being a smart choice to push toward a more, er, reluctant reader at the beginning of the year in my fourth grade classroom. The swift action, relatabl...

    This is a cute story about accepting who you are and how difficult that is when you are little. It also has mischief and adventure as Fredrick Fredrickson tries to find a way to fit in. With the ARC digital copy (Thanks, NetGalley!) I missed out on Dan Santat's illustrations. Boo. I ha...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Frederick Frederickson is angry with his parents because they are canceling the family vacation cruise because of an impending hurricane. The upside is that he gets to go to his friend Joel's birthday party. The downside is that he is in a boat that get...

    If this book doesn't make you long for a vacation or understand its appeal, then nothing will. Ten-year-old Frederick Frederickson lives for his family vacation every year since they usually go on a cruise and he can leave his cares behind him. While his concerns might pale next to tho...

    This book was very cute and funny. It was pretty much the same thing as Holes, but still funny enough and clever enough to keep me reading. I disagreed with a lot of what our point was. Frederick's whole journey was to become popular, and instead of learning the shallowness of populari...

    ?Look,? said Joel, jabbing the straw into his juice box, ?it?s like this. There are people who are lions, right? Devin?s a lion. He?s big. He gets all the meat. He can do whatever he wants. Then there are people who are gazelles.? He slurped his juice, making his cheeks d...

    Frederick knows his place in the 5th-grade foodchain - at the very bottom as the flea that lives on a meerkat's butt. When he finds himself at a disciplinary camp in a position of mistaken identity he has an opportunity to start again. Can he hold his own with the likes of Nosebleed, S...

    Thank you to Kate Beasley and Macmillan Kids for providing #collabookation with the review copy of Lions and Liars. Frederick Frederickson is a flea. In his middle school, he isn't one of the boys who ever wins at any sport, and even the people he calls his friends aren't very nice to...

    *I received an eARC of this book from the publisher through NetGalley* For about the first half of this book, I was hovering between 3 and 3.5 stars. It just wasn't clicking for me. But as I got further in I was totally sucked in and had to find out what happened to Frederick and hi...

    Frederick Frederickson perceives himself amongst the cruel bully enemy he labels a ion, there are gazelles, meerkats, and the bottom of the pecking order, is Frederick an invisible flea. In the beginning of his 5th grade year Frederick is accidentally (on purpose) bashed by a dodgeball...

    In the food-chain theory of life, Frederick Frederickson is a flea and he wants to be a lion. He longs to be the boy in fifth grade who kids want around. Instead, Frederick breaks his nose playing dodgeball and hovers at the edge of the least popular kids. Then, through a series of boa...

    Frederick Frederickson cannot wait for the yearly cruise with his family. Having just been deemed a flea at the bottom of the school food chain, he's ready for a break from school and his "friends." Unfortunately, his parents decide to cancel the vacation due to an incoming hurricane, ...

    Frederick is having a rough go of it, he wants to go on a cruise to escape his problems, like he does with his family every year. But this year a hurricane ruins their plans and he has to stay home, with his friends who he hasn't been very nice to. But instead, they are not nice to him...

    Frederick Frederickson is a ten year old who?s at the bottom of the social food chain. His ?friends? don?t treat him well, and the family vacation he?s desperately looking forward to is canceled due to an impending hurricane. At a birthday party, he inadvertently gets into a ...

    A ragtag group lined up on the cover and how can you resist? It's a quirky and adorably funny look at what friendship means to most of us. For Frederick Frederickson, even his friends at school poke fun at him and when a failed vacation puts a damper on his spirits, he ends up going Pi...

    A fun but uninspiring book about a misfit who has been told that he's at the bottom of the social food chain. The poor protagonist is picked on by his so-called-friends and bullies alike so when he has a chance to be someone else, he doesn't hesitate to seize the opportunity. He ga...

  • Julie Kirchner
    Jun 18, 2018

    10-year-old Frederick likes hanging out with Raj and Joel, but lately, he's been doubting whether they've ever truly been his friends. Sometimes, Joel and Raj make Frederick feel like he's a loser, who could blame Freddie for not wanting to be referred to as a "flea on a meerkats butt?...

    I really enjoyed this book! A fun story about Frederick Frederickson who is trying to find his place in his friendship group. He feels like a loser and those around him certainly don?t make him feel any better! In an odd series of events he ends up at a camp for troubled boys mistake...

  • Eva
    Feb 26, 2018

    10-year-old Frederick likes hanging out with Raj and Joel, but lately, he's been doubting whether they've ever truly been his friends. Sometimes, Joel and Raj make Frederick feel like he's a loser, who could blame Freddie for not wanting to be referred to as a "flea on a meerkats butt?...

    I really enjoyed this book! A fun story about Frederick Frederickson who is trying to find his place in his friendship group. He feels like a loser and those around him certainly don?t make him feel any better! In an odd series of events he ends up at a camp for troubled boys mistake...

    This was a fun adventure-style coming of age book underscored by some excellent comedic moments and some tense underlying issues about race and what the world sees when they look at 'troubled boys' and the assumptions they make because of it. Geared toward younger readers, but an enjoy...

  • Kristin Crouch
    Jun 15, 2018

    10-year-old Frederick likes hanging out with Raj and Joel, but lately, he's been doubting whether they've ever truly been his friends. Sometimes, Joel and Raj make Frederick feel like he's a loser, who could blame Freddie for not wanting to be referred to as a "flea on a meerkats butt?...

    I really enjoyed this book! A fun story about Frederick Frederickson who is trying to find his place in his friendship group. He feels like a loser and those around him certainly don?t make him feel any better! In an odd series of events he ends up at a camp for troubled boys mistake...

    This was a fun adventure-style coming of age book underscored by some excellent comedic moments and some tense underlying issues about race and what the world sees when they look at 'troubled boys' and the assumptions they make because of it. Geared toward younger readers, but an enjoy...

    Frederick just wants to be popular and important. I think many 5th grade students feel like Frederick, but Frederick takes this position to the extreme in this novel. This novel is funny and yet it is serious in sections, as Frederick comes to understand life and who he is. When hi...

    Cute 4-5th grade novel about your place in life. Are you a lion, or a flea on the butt of a prey animal. Frederick\Dash ends up being both, but how you act matters more then your place on the food chain. I felt the book went a little long, but loved the Dan Santat illustrations. ...

    A delight ...

    The first sentence reels in any third or fourth grader, then the situational humor and witty word play keeps them there. I can see this being a smart choice to push toward a more, er, reluctant reader at the beginning of the year in my fourth grade classroom. The swift action, relatabl...

    This is a cute story about accepting who you are and how difficult that is when you are little. It also has mischief and adventure as Fredrick Fredrickson tries to find a way to fit in. With the ARC digital copy (Thanks, NetGalley!) I missed out on Dan Santat's illustrations. Boo. I ha...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Frederick Frederickson is angry with his parents because they are canceling the family vacation cruise because of an impending hurricane. The upside is that he gets to go to his friend Joel's birthday party. The downside is that he is in a boat that get...

    If this book doesn't make you long for a vacation or understand its appeal, then nothing will. Ten-year-old Frederick Frederickson lives for his family vacation every year since they usually go on a cruise and he can leave his cares behind him. While his concerns might pale next to tho...

    This book was very cute and funny. It was pretty much the same thing as Holes, but still funny enough and clever enough to keep me reading. I disagreed with a lot of what our point was. Frederick's whole journey was to become popular, and instead of learning the shallowness of populari...

    ?Look,? said Joel, jabbing the straw into his juice box, ?it?s like this. There are people who are lions, right? Devin?s a lion. He?s big. He gets all the meat. He can do whatever he wants. Then there are people who are gazelles.? He slurped his juice, making his cheeks d...

    Frederick knows his place in the 5th-grade foodchain - at the very bottom as the flea that lives on a meerkat's butt. When he finds himself at a disciplinary camp in a position of mistaken identity he has an opportunity to start again. Can he hold his own with the likes of Nosebleed, S...

    Thank you to Kate Beasley and Macmillan Kids for providing #collabookation with the review copy of Lions and Liars. Frederick Frederickson is a flea. In his middle school, he isn't one of the boys who ever wins at any sport, and even the people he calls his friends aren't very nice to...

  • Rachael Bookfairs
    Jun 10, 2018

    10-year-old Frederick likes hanging out with Raj and Joel, but lately, he's been doubting whether they've ever truly been his friends. Sometimes, Joel and Raj make Frederick feel like he's a loser, who could blame Freddie for not wanting to be referred to as a "flea on a meerkats butt?...

    I really enjoyed this book! A fun story about Frederick Frederickson who is trying to find his place in his friendship group. He feels like a loser and those around him certainly don?t make him feel any better! In an odd series of events he ends up at a camp for troubled boys mistake...

    This was a fun adventure-style coming of age book underscored by some excellent comedic moments and some tense underlying issues about race and what the world sees when they look at 'troubled boys' and the assumptions they make because of it. Geared toward younger readers, but an enjoy...

    Frederick just wants to be popular and important. I think many 5th grade students feel like Frederick, but Frederick takes this position to the extreme in this novel. This novel is funny and yet it is serious in sections, as Frederick comes to understand life and who he is. When hi...

    Cute 4-5th grade novel about your place in life. Are you a lion, or a flea on the butt of a prey animal. Frederick\Dash ends up being both, but how you act matters more then your place on the food chain. I felt the book went a little long, but loved the Dan Santat illustrations. ...

    A delight ...

    The first sentence reels in any third or fourth grader, then the situational humor and witty word play keeps them there. I can see this being a smart choice to push toward a more, er, reluctant reader at the beginning of the year in my fourth grade classroom. The swift action, relatabl...

    This is a cute story about accepting who you are and how difficult that is when you are little. It also has mischief and adventure as Fredrick Fredrickson tries to find a way to fit in. With the ARC digital copy (Thanks, NetGalley!) I missed out on Dan Santat's illustrations. Boo. I ha...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Frederick Frederickson is angry with his parents because they are canceling the family vacation cruise because of an impending hurricane. The upside is that he gets to go to his friend Joel's birthday party. The downside is that he is in a boat that get...

    If this book doesn't make you long for a vacation or understand its appeal, then nothing will. Ten-year-old Frederick Frederickson lives for his family vacation every year since they usually go on a cruise and he can leave his cares behind him. While his concerns might pale next to tho...

    This book was very cute and funny. It was pretty much the same thing as Holes, but still funny enough and clever enough to keep me reading. I disagreed with a lot of what our point was. Frederick's whole journey was to become popular, and instead of learning the shallowness of populari...

    ?Look,? said Joel, jabbing the straw into his juice box, ?it?s like this. There are people who are lions, right? Devin?s a lion. He?s big. He gets all the meat. He can do whatever he wants. Then there are people who are gazelles.? He slurped his juice, making his cheeks d...

    Frederick knows his place in the 5th-grade foodchain - at the very bottom as the flea that lives on a meerkat's butt. When he finds himself at a disciplinary camp in a position of mistaken identity he has an opportunity to start again. Can he hold his own with the likes of Nosebleed, S...

    Thank you to Kate Beasley and Macmillan Kids for providing #collabookation with the review copy of Lions and Liars. Frederick Frederickson is a flea. In his middle school, he isn't one of the boys who ever wins at any sport, and even the people he calls his friends aren't very nice to...

    *I received an eARC of this book from the publisher through NetGalley* For about the first half of this book, I was hovering between 3 and 3.5 stars. It just wasn't clicking for me. But as I got further in I was totally sucked in and had to find out what happened to Frederick and hi...

    Frederick Frederickson perceives himself amongst the cruel bully enemy he labels a ion, there are gazelles, meerkats, and the bottom of the pecking order, is Frederick an invisible flea. In the beginning of his 5th grade year Frederick is accidentally (on purpose) bashed by a dodgeball...

    In the food-chain theory of life, Frederick Frederickson is a flea and he wants to be a lion. He longs to be the boy in fifth grade who kids want around. Instead, Frederick breaks his nose playing dodgeball and hovers at the edge of the least popular kids. Then, through a series of boa...

    Frederick Frederickson cannot wait for the yearly cruise with his family. Having just been deemed a flea at the bottom of the school food chain, he's ready for a break from school and his "friends." Unfortunately, his parents decide to cancel the vacation due to an incoming hurricane, ...

    Frederick is having a rough go of it, he wants to go on a cruise to escape his problems, like he does with his family every year. But this year a hurricane ruins their plans and he has to stay home, with his friends who he hasn't been very nice to. But instead, they are not nice to him...

    Frederick Frederickson is a ten year old who?s at the bottom of the social food chain. His ?friends? don?t treat him well, and the family vacation he?s desperately looking forward to is canceled due to an impending hurricane. At a birthday party, he inadvertently gets into a ...

    A ragtag group lined up on the cover and how can you resist? It's a quirky and adorably funny look at what friendship means to most of us. For Frederick Frederickson, even his friends at school poke fun at him and when a failed vacation puts a damper on his spirits, he ends up going Pi...

    A fun but uninspiring book about a misfit who has been told that he's at the bottom of the social food chain. The poor protagonist is picked on by his so-called-friends and bullies alike so when he has a chance to be someone else, he doesn't hesitate to seize the opportunity. He ga...

    Frederick Frederickson has a theory about life.?They say that everybody has a place in the world, like there?s a natural order. Some people are lions. And some people are gazelles. And some people are meerkats. And I?m a flea.? But is he really? Frederick always ends up alone a...

    This is a funny book about a boy named Fred who, through a series of unfortunate events, ends up at camp to change his attitude. Everyone at the camp believes him to be someone else (a notorious and inventive criminal) and so Fred ends up with a lot more respect than people typically g...

    5? #ARC for boys 8-12 on sale 6/5/18 "If you were somebody else-if you had a friend-then even if terrible things were happening, at least there was somebody there to make you feel braver. It was hard to be brave by yourself." "Frederick had only known Ant Bite for 2 days, but ...

    2.5 stars I had high hopes for this after enjoying Gertie's Leap of Greatness. This probably flavored my reading. The premise is fine, but broadly sketched characters and events too implausible made this book just an acceptable read. The growing friendship between the boys is fun, but...

    Fredrick accidentally ends up at a camp for "troubled" boys instead of on the holiday cruise with his family that he expected & now he needs to decide who he is going to be - literally. This book explores the somewhat fraught world of 5th grade boys - friendship, camaraderie, bully...