There are no good books in the WORLD. Nothing. They are all BORING.
Thank goodness for Dietlof Reiche's I, Freddy series. I have not read these; they seem a little young for my middle school library, and we all know how I dislike talking animals, although 4th Grader assures me that "it's not like they talk to the humans or anything."
Must admit, I am almost tempted to read these, given the description (from Follett) of Freddy in Peril: "A cat, two guinea pigs, and a colony of brave sewer rats band together in order to save Freddy, a golden hamster, from an evil scientist who's discovered that Freddy can read and write, and plans to hamster-nap him in order to dissect his brain."
The cobbler's children have no shoes, isn't that the saying? I'm just glad that my daughter loves these. We're donating a set to her elementary school library, I am so grateful. Since this author is German, here's a challenge: