The Adventures of Freddie Spaghetti and Meat Ball by Brandy Herr

4 Dec

freddiesapgThe Adventures of Freddie Spaghetti and Meat Ball

By Brandy Herr

24 pages – ages 4+

Published by PublishAmerica on July 9, 2012

Freddie Spaghetti thinks that there is more to life than sitting on a plate and waiting to get eaten. So, he and his trusty pet Meat Ball board a bus and go to Mexico. There, they meet Enrique Enchilada, who is suffering from a broken heart. His friend, Teresa Taco, is a hard taco, and she has been mean to everyone since becoming one. Freddie and Meat Ball want to help Enrique. When Teresa comes down the street, Freddie and Meat Ball try to help her, but she wouldn’t listen. Will Teresa ever become a nice, soft taco?

This was a good book. The book had a nice plot to it. It seemed like there was a bit of romance with Enrique and Teresa which was funny. I found a couple of editing errors with quotes. I thought the pictures were ok but Josie really liked them. The story has a lot of words and younger kids would need it read out loud (Josie liked hearing the story out loud). The idea of Freddie a spaghetti noodle coming to life and being bored in his bowl was funny. I think this is a good book for kids 4+.

I give “The Adventures of Freddie Spaghetti and Meat Ball” 4 out of 5 bookworms (I was going to give it a 3 – meaning a “good book” but my sister was yelling to give it 4 – meaning a great book, so I decided to listen to her because this book is more for her age ;) ).fourbooks

To learn more about Freddie Spaghetti and Ms. Herr, Please visit the Freddie Spaghetti website HERE!

Check out the Freddie Spaghetti trailer!

23 Responses to “The Adventures of Freddie Spaghetti and Meat Ball by Brandy Herr”

  1. readingwithrhythm December 4, 2012 at 8:54 am #

    This sounds like a pretty silly book, but I can see how little kids would like it.

  2. Kirsten Larson December 4, 2012 at 9:24 am #

    Was this an ebook, Erik? I need to Google PublishAmerica.

    • thiskidreviewsbooks December 4, 2012 at 3:58 pm #

      It is a regular book. I don’t think there is an ebook version. I have to look on Ms. Herr’s website!

  3. Joanna December 4, 2012 at 11:18 am #

    Yep, I can see the silliness appealing to young kids, and call call to listen to your sister on this one. ;)

  4. julie rowan zoch December 4, 2012 at 1:34 pm #

    I appreciate that you were wise enough to keep your sister’s input in mind after all! I LOVE spaghetti, loved asking other kids if they knew how to spell it (after I’d mastered it!), and I love spaghetti ice cream – that’s right! The Italian gelato shops in Germany would squeeze vanilla through a ricer/ pasta machine, and top it all with strawberry sauce and coconut or white milk chocolate shavings!

    • thiskidreviewsbooks December 4, 2012 at 3:59 pm #

      Spaghetti ice cream sounds great! I wonder if anyone makes it in Pennsylvania?!?

      • julie rowan zoch December 4, 2012 at 6:14 pm #

        You could always try it your self – but if you do, let me know how it went!

  5. Catherine Johnson December 4, 2012 at 4:58 pm #

    That sounds awesome! I really want to write a story about a giant noodle since my daughter is always saying it.

    • thiskidreviewsbooks December 4, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

      My mom is always saying “holy macaroni.” ;) A story about a giant noodle sounds funny!

  6. Michelle Isenhoff December 4, 2012 at 5:00 pm #

    This one doesn’t appeal to me too much. My heart belongs to MG fiction, not picture books. But I like hearing Josie’s opinion. :)

  7. Susanna Leonard Hill December 4, 2012 at 9:47 pm #

    I think it’s nice that you trust your sister’s judgment on books in her age range! Great teamwork :)

  8. Patricia Tilton December 5, 2012 at 12:23 am #

    I would have loved this as a kid. So cute and funny! Great video. Nice choice.

  9. jama December 5, 2012 at 8:54 am #

    Talking food! My kind of book. :)

  10. Renee C. December 7, 2012 at 1:33 pm #

    I like the concept of the book and there are definitely some silly elements to it, but those illustrations are quite mediocre. They don’t seem to fit with the silliness. Great review Erik and I like your confession of how many bookworms you really wanted to give the book! ;-)

  11. Myra GB December 9, 2012 at 6:02 pm #

    You have a good eye to even find those editing errors. Goodness gracious, you’d make a great literary editor. :) Reminded me a little bit of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. :)

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