Every day Mum has to give the boys a hurry-up. She goes through the house calling,
However, their little sister, Shirley is always up before them, “all dressed, brushed, washed, fed, cleaned and ready to go.” She’s the sort of sister who always does everything right and never gets in trouble. But one day her brothers come up with a plan to change all that. Will it work or will Shirley outsmart them?
Out of Bed Fred is a fun story that perfectly captures the day-to-day life of a big family. Shirley really stands out, not just because she’s the only girl, but also because of her sense of humour and the way she stands up to her brothers. The illustrator, Harriet Bailey has given the pictures a real Kiwi feel, with the brothers wearing shorts and rugby jerseys and photos of beach holidays on the wall. If you look hard enough you’ll also be able to spot Weetbix and Marmite on toast. Out of Bed Fred is perfect for brothers and sisters of all ages and is a great read-aloud.