Art of Freddy: 02/04/16
Art of Freddy by Walter R. Brooks was published in 2002 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the first Freddy the Pig book. The series grew to have twenty-five stories with Freddy and the other animals from Bean Farm.
As a kid I grew up with Freddy the Detective, book three in the series. It wasn't until my adulthood that I realized there were others too. I've since read Freddy Goes to Florida and Freddy Goes to the North Pole. I also own Freddy and the Baseball Team from Mars (book 22).
Freddy's stories involve him and the other animals doing anthropomorphic things, even dressing the part sometimes. Freddy has a number of costumes, sometimes even wearing disguises to do his detecting work. There's one book, Freddy the Pilot that is visually very similar to Studio Ghibli's Porco Roso.