The Adventures Of Pelican Pete: Preening For Flight

Summary:

Using poetic verse, our narrator introduces us to Pete, a pelican who has just been born. We follow Pete on his adventures as he grows from a baby with no feathers to a pelican each of us would recognize.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

The tale moves quickly, effectively weaving pelican facts in a stylized poem. The fact sheet and ideas for supplemental reading are terrific.

Content Awareness Factors:

None!


Little Kid Reaction

Our preschooler listened with rapt attention and watched Pete VERY closely as we read the poem. S/He particularly loved Pete's blue hat. After the first reading, we had a hard time getting her interested in Pete again, but s/he was clearly listening, as pelicans were instantly recognized at the beach (without prompting from Mom or Dad).

Parent Reaction

This is a fun read ... we've read it several times since, in part to look at the illustrations. Some are life-like enough to give you pause and think they're photos.

Type of Book:
This is a fictionalized story, with plenty of pelican facts.
Educational Themes:

While the principal theme is a pelican's development, the story and fact sheets offer a way to introduce the ideas of water conservation, pollution, and wildlife safety.

Reading Level:
4.5
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
9 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
4 to 8
Age of child:
Shared with child 4½ years old.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow, at least. If you have an animal and beach lover, you'll want this book in your child's personal collection.

Title The Adventure of Pelican Pete: Preening for Flight
Author Frances Keiser
Publisher Sagaponack Books © 2001
Illustrators Hugh Keiser
ISBN 0966884515
Material Hard Cover
Cost $15.00
Genres Nature, Poetry, Animal (Nonfiction)
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