“Get Ahead Fred has a lot of nice touches. I particularly enjoyed seeing through Fred’s hat collection – it felt like a headwear version of Monty Python’s Cheese Shop sketch…
…In a change from most picture books, the illustrations are models which have been photographed. These models are packed with character, have a familiar style that will immediately click with children, and set the mood wonderfully. The style is mostly seen with the sort of TV tie-in book that we tend to shy away from, but it’s super with an original story. The quality bodes really well for future books from Daisy Dawes.”
– reviewed by Keith Dudhnath from the Bookbag
Charming and original, this new book for children employs an appealing visual style to bring a story about a man, and his new hat, to life.
Fred is extremely proud of his hat collection, but when the Queen comes to visit Fred’s hobby lands him in hot water!
Deftly created by artist and writer Daisy Dawes, Get Ahead Fred is an original and entertaining story for younger readers.
In her debut book, Dawes’s previous experience working as a model maker on productions such as Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone really comes into its own.