The book that started it all! First published in 1927 as "To and Again", this title was reissued as "Freddy Goes to Florida" with new illustrations by Kurt Wiese in 1949.
Said Charles the rooster:"Doesn't matter how cold and rainy it is, it has to be done." He was referring to his job of rising early and crowing to wake up the farm. "And if I miss a morning, what do I get? I get fricassed, that's what."
So he checked the job and followed the animals to Florida for the "cold months" stopping en route at such places of interest as the White House.
And Freddy made up a song: "The The weather grew torrider and torrider, And the orange blossoms smelt horrider and horrider, As we marched down into Florida."
Between soaking up the sun and annoying the alligators, the party stirred up adventure all along the line and emerged with a bag of gold for Mr. Bean.
To quote everyone who reads it:"This is a very funny book." Kurt Wiese's drawings are not based on snapshots taken by Freddy in Florida, but they are extremely suitable to the story, to say the least.Return to Book Titles.