What Pete Ate From A To Z

Summary:

Poppy Wise introduces us to family and friends as she tells us about all of the unusual things her dog Pete has eaten, starting with an Accordian.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

It's humorous for adults and perfectly suited to the quirky imaginations of toddlers and young readers.

Content Awareness Factors:

You can't read it too fast or you'll get your tongue tied. A toddler who knows his letters won't let you skip any, either.


Little Kid Reaction

Our daughter can't get enough of this book. Some of the characters move from page to page, and she likes pointing to them. Now she'll read some pages herself.

Parent Reaction

You have to read it slowly the first couple of times, as it's nearly a tongue-twister in spots. It's a fun twist on the usual alphabet book.

Type of Book:
This is a light-hearted alphabet book.
Educational Themes:

The alliteration of the story helps reinforce the letters and their sounds. There are also some new objects (e.g., a fez) for expanding vocabulary.

Reading Level:
2.9
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
7 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
2 to 7
Age of child:
Started reading with child 2 1/2 years old.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow. The toddler may not tire of it, but you ultimately will.

Title What Pete Ate from A to Z
Author Maira Kalman
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers © 2001
ISBN 0399233628
Material Hard Cover
Genres Rhyme
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