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Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes

Last updated Thursday, March 3, 2016

Author: James Dean
Illustrator: Eric Litwin
Date of Publication: 2010
ISBN: 0061906220
Grade Level: 1st    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Mar. 2016

Synopsis: Pete the Cat goes walking down the street wearing his brand new white shoes. Along the way, his shoes change from white to red to blue to brown to WET as he steps in piles of strawberries, blueberries, and other big messes! But no matter what color his shoes are, Pete keeps movin' and groovin' and singing his song...because it's all good. Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes asks the reader questions about the colors of different foods and objects.

Note to readers:
•  There is a good moral to this story.

Discussion topics for before reading:
•  What kinds of food will stain clothing?
•  How do cats act? Are they independent?

Discussion topics for during/after reading:
•  Have you ever put shoes in the washing machine?
•  Do you think it's a good idea to make stains on shoes?
•  What are your favorite colors for shoes & clothes?

Craft ideas:
•  Cut out shoes in 2-4 different colors. Add your shoes to a cut-out shape or drawing of a cat (or make a self-portriat). Tie a bow with yarn or string & paste one onto each shoe (or draw the bows).
•  Check out our March craft ideas on Pinterest! https://www.pinterest.com/readingtokids/march-music-2016-crafts/

Special activities:
•  See back cover for free "Pete the Cat" songs and story downloads, and visit https://http://www.petethecatbooks.com/songs/

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don’t have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!