Tie-Dye! Pete The Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin
PETE THE CAT WAS WALKING DOWN THE STREET IN HIS BRAND-NEW SHOES.
"I LOVE MY WHITE SHOES, I LOVE MY WHITE SHOES, I LOVE MY WHITE SHOES!"
As soon as he laces up his pristine sneakers, Pete the Cat is on easy street. What could be better than a bright morning and spiffy new shoes without a single spot----!
Oh, no. Pete just happens to park his pawsies in a prodigious pile of strawberries. We all hate it when that happens. Now his lovely white shoes are---RED!
But Pete is one flexible feline. Red shoes, it seems are rightly lovable enough to sing about, too.
Then Pete bumbles into big bunch of blueberries. Bummer! But then BLUE shoes...they can be beautiful, too. Pete sings a song of blue shoes and bounces on bravely...until he plops his pads in a mud puddle. ME-OW! Now his booties are BROWN!
Can Pete cope with yet another capricious color? Sure, he can. No fickle finger of fate can flummox this feline!
Pete picks right up and sings a new song about how much he loves brown shoes as he continues his stroll. What more can happen? After all, not much can mess and muddle brown, right?
But then Pete wanders into a bucket of water, (Okay, I know that's hard to do, but that's what the text says!) and suddenly, his brown shoes, all four of them, are washed white as snow again! And, for Pete's sake! White's wicked wonderful, too!
BECAUSE IT'S ALL GOOD!
Author Eric Litwin's and artist James Dean's new Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes (HarperCollins, 2010) works in a quicky preschool color lesson in this up-beat tale of a cat who finds something to sing about no matter what cat-astrophe occurs. Pete is an over-the-top optimist that reminds us all--especially those persnickety preschoolers who are cranky about their couture--that life is good even if our tootsies at times do get tinted.