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Summary

If your child can feel a little anxious or upset when meeting new friends, then this could be the perfect audiobook story. Small children often feel a little scared when going somewhere strange or even starting a new class at school. This story addresses some of the problems and feelings experienced in a gentle way.   

Fred the friendly caravan is very upset and filled with longing when his caravan friend Lulu is taken away and replaced by a bigger and newer caravan with all mod cons.

When the new caravan arrives next to him in place of Lulu, Fred worries they won’t be friends and that he, too, will be replaced. But things are never as bad as they seem, and there will be a happy ending for Fred.

Audiobook stories for children offer a refreshing and entertaining alternative for kids who spend too much time in front of screens. The anticipation of an entertaining story that triggers the imagination is the perfect excuse for switching off that device and getting away from the screen.  

This lovely audiobook story will have your child wanting to listen again and again.

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Very engaging

My daughter loved this story. Caravans make a refreshing change from the usual subjects of children's books!

I find that this series is great when she's tired as the stories are very absorbing and a great length. I'd say they are just right for a three year old that is used to bring read to

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Great book

such a good story really enjoyed listening with my children and easy listening for us all.

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Fred’s adventures

If like us, you enjoyed reading about Lulu’s best day ever’ then you will also like this sequel. We liked learning about Fred the Red caravan and the tales he shares with his neighbours Dottie the Spotty and Dean the Green Caravan.

Fred felt sad that he could never be a touring caravan like Lulu, but things soon change when an accident means he needs to be taken away to be repaired. After more drama the tale ends happily with Fred in his new relocation.

We find this series easy, familiar and enjoyable. It’s nice to think that caravans might have personalities and tales to tell also.

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Caravan friendship

My children found this a little tricky to get into. We persevered as we have liked other stories by Ann Twigg. The story is good in that it is about making friends and having confidence, but my children found it hard to relate to caravans. We chatted about different types of caravans and what they looked like so that added to the story. Not sure we would listen to this one again but the premise of the story is a good one.

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  • Shahriar Shamim
  • 27-01-21

Lovely book

This book has been a wonderful addition to our home-school morning time. The lessons can help each of us as we deal with anxiety on different levels. I am able to listen the reflections to all of my children and each one can get something out of it. The illustrations are beautifully done. Thank you for writing this book!

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  • Marufa Sumi
  • 27-01-21

The stories are really beautiful.

The stories are really beautiful. Great bedtime stories for every kids. I think everyone will enjoy it. I bought it for my niece and he really likes it! This is an amazing book, filled with wonder and beauty! Beautifully narrated and easy to listen.

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  • Robiyn
  • 26-01-21

Best kids story

This audiobook is great. It is short, easy to listen and understand, fun to listen and also children's favorite. Again this audiobook not so much cost. I love this author because of this adventure book for young kids

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  • Taniya Mage
  • 25-01-21

No way to review this at low

The Author brilliantly write this audiobook. Then a voice of heart makes the best audible for children’s. Not only children’s but also me who are olds enjoyed a lot. I will tell this story to my future grandchildren.

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  • Kelley Robison
  • 25-01-21

Adorable

Love it my child advises me to peruse this audiobook to him consistently in light of the fact that he can't get enough of Fred the benevolent troop. Its in every case great to make new companions regardless of on the off chance that they are antiquated or new.

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  • 25-11-19

Fantastic

Love it my son tells me to read this book to him every night because he can’t get enough of Fred the friendly caravan

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  • leah
  • 21-11-19

adorable

loved it its always good to make new friends no matter if they are old fashioned or new

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  • Francheska
  • 18-11-19

Happy

This book is amazing me and my kids just can’t get enough we read this book

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  • 16-11-19

Luna

We love it we love it me and my son both love this book we found it absolutely amazing

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  • Kassie
  • 07-11-19

Amazing

This book is amazing just amazing I have no words to describe how amazing this book is