Pete the Cat

Pete the Cat

I Love My White Shoes

Book - 2010
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As he walks down the street, Pete the cat sings about his brand new white shoes as they change from red to blue to brown to wet.
Publisher: New York : Harper, 2010
Edition: 1st HarperCollins ed
ISBN: 9780061906220
Branch Call Number: Picture Book Litwin
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Dean, James 1957-- Illustrator
Alternative Title: I love my white shoes


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Jan 22, 2018

I was a preschool teacher in the 80's and through the years had collected children's book which I read or shared with those around me. I was just made aware of Pete the Cat when in conversation with a relative who works with children in another state. She had made arrangements to rent a Pet the Cat puppet--worn as full gear like BIG BIRD--and presented
"I Love My White Shoes" to several Preschool sites in her area, which really went over well with the children. I just read the book and thought it delightful. Pete the Cat is a good series to help stir the creative imagination of a child.

Apr 28, 2017

I am rating this book for my toddler. My husband and I don't care much for the book, but son loves it. The repetition appeals to him, and he loves to have mom and dad sing the song. It is also a plus that he loves shoes, and his favorite fruits include blueberries and strawberries, so the book is a hit for its content matter. Depending on your perception the drawings could be seen as cute or sloppy, but really it's audience doesn't care, so this book is a success overall.

VaughanPLDonnalee Apr 18, 2017

Truly delightful in every way. A great read-aloud, with a great catchy rhythm and a wonderful positive message. The story is simple yet charming and is a sure-fire hit with a storytime crowd.

Jan 28, 2017

this is a fun, colorful, and engaging book. top shelf!

Jan 16, 2017

Another great book about Pete the Cat who has a good attitude about what happens in life and how you can look on the good side of anything that happens to you or anything that you might step into! I did not know there was actual songs to go with his lyrics! That'll be another fun activity to go with this book. I'd recommend any of the Pete the Cat books to parents and grandparents. It would be a good read for children who experience depression or perhaps some kind of difficult life experience.

AL_GEORGIA Jan 01, 2017

One of my favorite picture books of all time! It is silly and fun, with brightly colored illustrations and a simple storyline. Pete is a great role model for having a positive attitude and going with the flow, no matter what happens in your day. Great for kids of all ages, especially 3 and up, and fun for grownups, too! You can also sing or chant Pete’s short songs, or listen to the story and songs online. Sing it any way you want! Pete will surely bring a smile to your face.

JCLBeckyC Nov 03, 2016

I paired this with Karen Beaumont's "I Ain't Gonna Paint No More" for a sing-along storytime. Fun times!

Feb 20, 2016

This book is the best book ever.

Jan 09, 2016

My 3 year old granddaughter liked this book so much we have read it three times. Great colors and easy for her to tell the story herself after hearing it one time.

cmlibrary_mkrodgers Dec 14, 2015

I love using this for storytime with shakers -- kids love it!

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orange_dolphin_185 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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Aug 27, 2015

As he walks down the street, Pete the cat sings about his brand new white shoes as they change from red to blue to brown to wet.

orange_dolphin_185 Jul 07, 2014

This book is about Pete and his white shoes he steps into lots of puddles and he does not care(the puddles are different colors so the shoes changes colors

Sep 22, 2012

Aesthetically appealing--simple and stylish-- Pete the Cat is a wonderful story about resilency, something all children really need to learn about. (Adults, too!!) Pete knows how to make lemonade out of lemons. When something goes unexpectedly wrong: "did Pete cry? Goodness, no! He kept walking along and singing his song." Pete knows the art of appreciating what he's got, rather than wanting what he hasn't. He's cool, musical, a great guitar-playing role model who knows how to enjoy life. We love Pete!

Jul 14, 2012

it is a simple story about cat that loves his white shoes


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orange_dolphin_185 Jul 07, 2014

Strawberries what color did it turn his shoes

Jul 14, 2012

i love my white shoes


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