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 Pete the cat : I love my white shoes
 Author: Litwin, Eric

 Illustrator: Dean, James

 Publisher:  Harper
 Pub Year: 2010

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 28 cm.

 BTSB No: 580390 ISBN: 9780061906220
 Ages: 3-7 Grades: K-2

 Subjects:
 Cats -- Fiction
 Shoes -- Fiction

Price: $20.71

Summary:
No matter what color his shoes are, Pete keeps movin' and groovin' and singing his song ... because it's all good.

Series:
Pete The Cat


Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 1.50
   Points: .5   Quiz: 154280
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 1.10
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 54025

Common Core Standards 
   Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity

Reviews:
   School Library Journal (-) (07/01/10)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 07/01/2010 PreS-Gr 1—A slight episode about a navy-blue cat, new white shoes, and maintaining a positive outlook. Pete the Cat strolls down the street singing, "I love my white shoes, I love my white shoes, I love my white shoes." Then he steps in (actually climbs up) a huge hill of strawberries that turn his pristine sneakers red. "Did Pete cry? Goodness, no! He kept walking along and singing his song. I love my red shoes...." He proceeds to step in a mound of blueberries and then a mud puddle, each incident changing his sneakers to a new hue (the colors never blend). Unsmiling but placid, Pete takes it all in stride. After stepping into a "bucket"—more like a tub—of water, he notices that his sneakers are not only white again, but also wet. Even though they are back to their original color, the next illustration perplexingly shows Pete walking along with each shoe sporting one of the four colors highlighted in the book. Bright, childlike illustrations show the long-limbed feline regularly altering his footwear but continuing not to watch where he's walking. The moral of the story—keep going no matter what happens to you in life—may sound like good advice, but it doesn't instill any sense of power in children; it just tells them to accept their fate. The downloadable song might help spark interest, but there's not much here to get excited about.—Maryann H. Owen, Racine Public Library, WI - Copyright 2010 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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