Though Fredrick is wonderful and trustworthy and really, very sweet
Others simply won’t give him a chance.
Once you get to know Fredrick, you’ll see there is really no other like him. Fredrick is a great friend, a trustworthy confidant, and a fun-loving fox.
welcome Fredrick the Fox series into your lives
When you welcome the Fredrick the Fox series into the lives of little people, you will learn a lesson just like those who know Fredrick have: the greatest of friends may come into your life when you give everyone a chance.
1. Everyone Matters
Although people we don’t know can seem ‘different’ to us, we are all special and beautiful in our own way. Fredrick believes it is very important to get to know others, so that we see what is on the inside — that is, the most unique and exceptional things about us is what really counts.
2. Treasuring Friendship
The most special thing we have in life is friendship, whether it be with our parents, siblings, grandparents, schoolmates, friends, and those we come across each day. Fredrick treasures his friendships, and finds joy in developing meaningful relationships, no matter who it may be with.
3. No Judgment
As someone who has struggled through an unfortunate view by society, Fredrick understands that everyone is worthy of being given a chance. If you see someone who feels lonely, invisible, or different, be brave and talk to them - you may even meet the greatest friend of your life!
We first meet Fredrick in book one, Fredrick the Friendly Fox.
In this story, we see Fredrick struggle to make friends with those around him, as many see him as a fox who wants to hurt them. Eventually, Fredrick makes a wonderful new friendship - all because someone got to know him for who he is on the inside.
Click here to learn more about Fredrick the Friendly Fox. Stay tuned for more adventures with Fredrick, coming soon!
Fredrick represents the ‘others’ in society — those who may feel invisible, marginalised, or different, though they are truly beautiful and wonderful people on the inside.
Fredrick teaches us that we must look beyond this sense of the 'other' to get to know those who may be different from us. The greatest friendships we may ever experience could come from the most unexpected person.
The vision of Frederick The Fox
Fredrick wants to make the world a place where those who feel invisible, different or feel like they don't fit in can connect with those around them. Fredrick wants everyone to have a friend, no matter where they come from, what they look like, or what their circumstances are. Fredrick believes that we aren't so different, anyway.
Fredrick urges us to get to know all others, as it can lead to the most beautiful blossoming treasured friendships - and everyone deserves a friend.
About The Series
Fredrick the Fox is a children's book series written by Elissa de Waard. Based in Australia, Elissa developed the character Fredrick to represent many of the incredible individuals she came across in her various roles in community services and as a social worker who often felt invisible in society, or who have struggled to make a friend.
The Fredrick the Fox series encourages us to open our hearts and minds to those around us, and see other for how unique and incredible they really are when we do not judge them.
"I loved this book"
"I will be Fredrick's friend"