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
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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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User Review  - AliciaFine - LibraryThing

I enjoy this story because it includes a cute dog, I think a lot of kids enjoy animals and specially dogs in books. This is a funny book with going in alphabetic order on what Pete eats. I would use this book as a read aloud to the classroom. Read full review

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User Review  - BrittaSorensen - LibraryThing

The illustrations are fun, and kids will love reading about all of the crazy things Pete ate. It might not be the best book to teach the alphabet, though, as some of the vocabulary is difficult and ... Read full review

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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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