What Pete Ate from A to Z

What Pete Ate from A to Z

by Maira Kalman

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Overview

A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
A Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of the Year
A Recommended New Book for Missouri Students

A Miami Herald Best Book of the Year

Is there anything Pete won't eat? Poppy's charming yellow dog starts off by eating Rocky's accordion. All of it. He snacks on a bouncing ball that belongs to Uncle Bennie's dog Buster, and then makes a meal out of the rest of the alphabet. From glue sticks to underpants, Pete works his way through all twenty-six letters in Maira Kalman's creative take on traditional alphabet books. Packed with Kalman's trademark bright artwork and a hilarious story filled with wordplay and repetition, this alphabet book is pure fun from A to Z.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142501597
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 09/15/2003
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 393,962
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.13(h) x 0.16(d)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

In her own words: "born. bucolic childhood. culture-stuffed adolescence. played piano. stopped. danced. stopped. wrote. discarded writing. drew. reinstated writing. married Tibor Kalman and collaborated at iconoclastic yet successful design studio. wrote and painted children's books. worried. took up Ping-Pong. relaxed. wrote and painted for many magazines.  cofounded the Rubber Band Society. amused. children: two. dog: one."

Hometown:

New York, New York

Date of Birth:

November 15, 1949

Place of Birth:

Tel Aviv, Israel

Education:

New York University, 1967-70

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

Kalman unleashes her extravagant whimsy in this loquacious alphabet book. (Publishers Weekly, starred review)

Richly witty in both the text and the illustrations. (The New York Times Book Review)

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