Cool for School: Pete the Cat: Rockin' in My School Shoes by Eric Litwin
IT CAN BE LOUD AND BUSY IN THE LUNCHROOM.
DOES PETE WORRY? GOODNESS, NO!
HE SITS DOWN WITH HIS FRIENDS AND SINGS HIS SONG.
I'M EATING IN MY SCHOOL SHOES, EATING IN MY SCHOOL SHOES, EATING IN MY SCHOOL SHOES!
Pete is the quintessential cool cat! His whiskers are never bent out of shape and his laid-back motto, "It's all good" sets the mood for Eric Litwin's second Pete book, Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes (Harper, 2011).
Never been to the school library? No problem. It's a room full of books. What's not to like about that? Heading off to that loud school lunchroom? Hey, eating's good and talking with his buddies is good. It's all good! Pete is especially pleased with music class, where he breaks out his guitar and rocks out with his song, tailoring a new verse to the situation.
I'M SINGIN' IN MY SCHOOL SHOES, SINGIN' IN MY SCHOOL SHOES' SINGIN' IN MY SCHOOL SHOES.
And those trusty red sneakers (which got their red hue in the best-selling Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes) carry Pete through the school day, even through math class, and onto the big yellow school bus and back home where his mother asks that predictable question:
"WHAT DID YOU DO AT SCHOOL TODAY?"
AND PETE SAYS, "I WAS ROCKIN' IN MY SCHOOL SHOES, ROCKIN' IN MY SCHOOL SHOES, ROCKIN' IN MY SCHOOL SHOES."
Design artist Eric Litwin's plot line is the well-worn one of getting through a day at a new school, but his funny rhymes and illustrator James Dean's artwork, a very cut-down, stylized graphic style, make this one a first-day story with a bit of an edge. For a memorable singalong with Pete, his complete song can be downloaded with a code from the book itself, but for a preview of the book and its VERY singable theme, take a look at the book's trailer here.
Add your own words and rock out! Hey! It's all good!