"Sideways Fred" - Story About Determination
Building Character is Child's Play
"Jumping," thought Fred, "looks like wonderful fun.
I can't wait to grow legs and hop in the sun."
Sideways Fred is an upbeat, rhyming story about determination which focuses on keeping your eye on the ball. Baxter’s Corner character Fred the frog’s new leg is shorter than the other, making it difficult for him to jump. Every young reader will applaud Fred’s persistence as he figures out a special way to jump.
At the end of the story, we give you the opportunity to speak to your value of determination and what you think is important for your child in their early learning years. Simply ask the questions and complete the activities using the back of the book, and you will be surprised where the conversations lead you.
Building Character is Child’s Play®
Our books are designed to enhance speaking and listening skills though activities and conversations centered on values. Each Baxter’s Corner story contains a magical message for a child to learn. They are referenced in the back pages of each book; we call this our GoBeyond section. Children are motivated to make positive behavior choices as they begin to understand how their actions affect themselves and others. This begins to build responsibility and accountability.
Children’s Books – 3 months - 8 Years
“They write and illustrate the most wonderful children’s books designed to help both caregivers and children navigate life’s struggles in a healthy way. The books also include supplemental activities to help caregivers engage children in conversations about what they’ve learned and how they can apply the main message/theme to their lives.”
Policy and Advocacy Director, Kentucky Youth Advocates