Pete the Cat Round-Up #linky

Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes

by Eric Litwin

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Pete the Cat is a favorite around here.  We tend to read mostly classic children’s literature, but we received this contemporary tale as a Christmas present last year, and we fell in love fast.  It is such a fun, laid-back story with a natural rhythm and a great message.

In the book, Pete steps in various things as he’s walking along — strawberries, blueberries, mud, and water — which change the color of his shoes.  “Does Pete cry?  Goodness no!  He keeps walking along and singing his song.”  If only we all could handle unexpected transitions so easily, right?!

If you have a chance to get the version of the book that comes with an audio CD, I highly recommend it.  Ours is from Scholastic.  It’s the author, Eric Litwin, himself reading/singing the book, and you will not be able to read it any other way once you hear it.  It’s so catchy!

Here’s a live telling/singing of the story (also by the author) on YouTube which is similar to the audio CD, and is also fun to watch and listen to!

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  • Tia Jackson says:

    Love this story, I think it will become one of our favorites !

  • fspdt says:

    pete the cat is a new favorite at my house. great books:-)

  • Story Snug says:

    What a great idea for a blog and link. I don’t know the book but will definitely check back for ideas when you have a book that I know 🙂

  • We love Pete the Cat! Except my son was really confused at first when Pete stepped into the blueberries with red shoes on and they didn’t turn purple. 🙂

  • My daughter is in Kindergarten & came home Thursday singing the song. I think they read it in the library. I’ll have to show her this & the links.