What Pete Ate from A-Z: Where We Explore the English Alphabet (in Its Entirety) in which a Certain Dog Devours a Myraid of Items which He Should Not

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Putnam's, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
28 Reviews
Is there anything Pete won't eat? Poppy Wise's sweet but unruly dog starts with Nico's accordion and works his way through the alphabet, making a nuisance of himself by leaving nothing untouched, not even glue sticks or Uncle Norman's underpants. Despite Pete's ravenous ways, a frazzled Poppy Wise can't help loving him. Kids will laugh at Pete's impossible cuisine, adults will appreciate the offbeat sense of humor, and both will love the artwork that perfectly captures the fun of the text in this unique alphabet book only Maira Kalman could create.

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Review: What Pete Ate from A to Z (Pete)

User Review  - Barbara Lovejoy - Goodreads

What a DELIGHTFUL book! My husband says he is embarrassed to check out children's books such as this one from the library. Yet, children's books are some of the very best!!! It is obvious in this book ... Read full review

Review: What Pete Ate from A to Z (Pete)

User Review  - Diana - Goodreads

I really loved this book, with its chaotic pictures, its non-traditional approach to learning the alphabet, its end pages, and, of course, the main character, Pete! Read full review

About the author (2001)

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.

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