Hi, Mom.  Dad.  Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt, Uncle. 

Teacher, Administrator, Troop Leader, Youth Leader, Coach, Caregiver.

First of all, we thank you for all you do for the free-to-be children in your life.  You believe in them, and strive to teach them to believe in themselves and others.  We’re thankful for you.

a story to love

At Frieda B., we firmly believe that each child – like his fingerprint – is unique, with a combination of gifts and passions unlike anyone else in the world.  And that combination has the potential to tell a powerful, purposeful, wonderful story that can make the world a better place.  Truly, what would the world look like if all children believed that?

Therein lies our mission.  How can what we do help what you do, and visa-versa?  Peruse our Join Us and Free to B. a Community pages to learn more.  Also, download Frieda B. Resource Guides written just for you by Renata, to use when reading Frieda B. books to your child; you’ll find these on the Letter from Renata page.  

And of course one of the best ways to love a child – of any age – is to spend time with them.  To that end, we’re always looking to create activities that draw families and friends together in a spirit of fun, possibility and purpose.  Here are some of our favorites…

Sweet Dreams Pillowcase Activity.  A pillow is a sweet place for sweet dreams. And this special Frieda B. pillowcase is a blank slate created to hold the dreams of the child(ren) you love. Of any age. Did someone say slumber party? Birthday party? “I’m bored”? Get out the fabric paint and get ready for fun. Click here for full instructions. 

Who can resist our FBT Tins Activity?? These easy and inexpensive tins make a meaningful keepsake. Carefully choose words that best describe your unique combination of qualities, then place those words in your tin.  As the inside label says, “May the words in this tin help remind me of the person and friend I most want to be.” Love. Labels sold in our online storeClick here for full instructions.

Going on an Adventure? Take Zilla with you!

“Make and Take Zilla” Instructions & Template

Frieda B. never goes anywhere without Zilla.  He is by her side on every adventure – real and imaginary – and is a wonderful example of what it means to be a good and loyal friend.

Now you can bring Zilla with you on your adventures, using our free “Make and Take Zilla” Instructions and Template! Going on vacation?  To the park?  To the Moon?  Bring him with you.  And don’t forget your camera; pictures of Zilla are a great way to remember all the things you’ve done, places you’ve been.  If you send one to us at (with your parent’s permission), we might place it on our big orange Frieda B. Fridge, or our Facebook page!

So the only thing left to ask is… Where will your adventures and imagination take you and Zilla today?