Envious because Robbie always brings the most exciting things to school for show-and-tell, Freddy rescues a baby bird that has fallen from its nest and has to find a way to get it to school without his mother or teacher noticing.
Freddy is unhappy about playing the turkey in his first-grade Thanksgiving Day play, especially with Max bullying and teasing him, but his grandfather and principal both give him ideas for making the part fun.
Freddy's friends can't wait to try the haunted hayride at the Halloween festival -- especially Freddy's new friend, Josh. The hayride is supposed to be really scary! But when Max bets Josh that Freddy will be too much of a fraidy-cat to join them, Freddy is determined to be brave ... no matter what!
"Freddy's class is learning about fire safety! Freddy Thresher's class is taking a field trip to the local firehouse to learn about fire safety. But Freddy has a problem--he's afraid to slide down the fireman's pole. Can he find a good place to hide? Or can Freddy learn to be as brave as a real fightfighter?"--p. of cover.