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 matesNosebleed, Specs, The Professor, and little-yet-lethal Ant Biteare terrifying. But in between trust-building exercises and midnight escape attempts, a tenuous friendship grows between them. Which is lucky, because a Category 5 hurricane is coming and everyone will have to work togetherlions and fleas aliketo survive!...
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Lions and Liars Reviews
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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 him. He desperately (maybe delusionally) wants to transform himself from flea to lion - the king of school. When he sets out to prove wrong everyone who calls him a flea, he's sent on a wild adventure. It all starts ...more
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.
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 have to wait until we get a copy at our library.
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 those of many youngsters, he's starting to realize that he may not amount to much. When his friend, Joel, espouses his theory that the world consists of winners and losers, and Frederick is one of the losers, the boy ...more
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 mistaken for a boy with a less than stellar reputation. He is finally finding his way and making friends when his cover is blown and a hurricane blows in. His hopes of returning home are drowning with the rising waters! A f ...more
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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 his newfound group of friends (of a sort). I think part of the reason it wasn't working for me was because Frederick's attitude and behavior was just frustrating. However, he's a kid, and as a kid I'm sure my attitude an ...more
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 gains the admiration and respect of a band of misfits at a boy's troubled camp, but learns the price of deceit when his secret is out and he loses their respect. He proves himself to be more than that by an act of courag ...more
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, relatable characters, aha moments (shout out to Notice and Note fans) and cleverness of some of the conversations ‘Dash’ has would make a reader trust that there are more books like this one waiting in the wings. And that’ ...more