Freedie the Frog, Learns a Life Lesson is the first story in the Apple Woods series. It is the story of a young frog, Freedie, unhappy with his life in Greenlush Pond. Wanting to escape his family’s remarks about his laziness, Freedie leaves his house believing the accounts of an easy life at Dryland Pond his cousin, Todd, describes. After realizing his folly there, Freedie is prepared to live an honest life. This story is fresh, funny, and suitable for age group seven to eleven. It emphasizes the need to live a life of integrity and can entertain readers of any age.