Freddie's First Race


Children - Grade K-3rd
36 Pages
Reviewed on 04/11/2016
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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Freddie's First Race by Renaee Smith is the story of Freddie who is so excited because the outdoor track season is going to begin. Freddie always wanted to run so his father signed him up in the local track club, the 'Light Bodies.' Freddie wanted to follow in his dad's footsteps. He is excited about practicing for the track season and he also bought himself a new pair of shoes. Freddie dreamed of going to the Olympics. Freddie could hardly concentrate in class on the first day of track practice. Freddie had never practiced this much in his life and he looked forward to the track meet. Will Freddie win the race after so much hard work?

The book conveys an excellent message to readers - to work hard, stay focused, and never give up. Freddie's determination and perseverance are good lessons to be learned. The illustrations are vivid and colorful, and they breathe life into the characters and give the scenes good pace and movement. It's an encouraging and inspirational story for children and the author also gives information about the Jamaican runner Usain Bolt, which is informative to readers.

It's a good bedtime storybook and is also ideal for read aloud sessions in classrooms and school libraries. Stories that motivate and inspire kids are good for kids because they understand messages and concepts clearly when narrated with the help of a story and illustrations. Kids will love the character of Freddie, and his dedication and perseverance to work towards his goal.

Renaee Smith

Freddie's First Race was a joy to write. These lessons can be used in every aspect of life. Work Hard, Stay Focused and Never Give Up, you can achieve your dreams.