Fred & the Lumberjack

Illustrated by Steven Weinberg
LIST PRICE $10.99

About The Book

A wood-working beaver is looking for companionship in this sweet picture book about loneliness, finding friendship in unexpected places, and plaid—lots and lots of plaid.

Fred the beaver has just finished building a den. But not just any den.

His DREAM DEN.

The problem is, it’s missing one small thing…a friend!

And he finds exactly that in Sophia, a spectacular lumberjack who has excellent woodworking skills and is building her own dream den.

But when Fred tries to say hi, disaster strikes and Sophia’s den is ruined. How can Fred salvage this friendship? Is he doomed to live a life alone?

About The Author

Photograph by Casey Scieszka

Steven Weinberg loves to draw and write. He is the author and illustrator of Fred and the Lumberjack, Rex Finds an Egg! Egg! Egg!, You Must Be This Tall, and the illustrator of Beard Boy. He lives in the Catskills, where this book takes place. Learn more at StevenWeinbergStudio.com.

About The Illustrator

Photograph by Casey Scieszka

Steven Weinberg loves to draw and write. He is the author and illustrator of Fred and the Lumberjack, Rex Finds an Egg! Egg! Egg!, You Must Be This Tall, and the illustrator of Beard Boy. He lives in the Catskills, where this book takes place. Learn more at StevenWeinbergStudio.com.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books (September 12, 2017)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481429849
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8
  • Lexile ® AD520L

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Raves and Reviews

“A beaver, a lumberjack, a lot of red plaid: A friendship story chopped out of birch is exactly what we need.” 

– Travis Jonker, School Librarian.

“Weinberg’s colorful cartoon illustrations are full of bug-eyed facial expressions, clever background details, comical slapstick, and a dynamic sense of movement, along with boldly printed onomatopoeia. Themes of friendship, loneliness, cooperation, and problem solving are smartly covered in this quick read.” 

– Booklist Online

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