Each month Abington Library will feature a favorite book from a faculty, staff member, or student. They will give a brief synopsis of their chosen book. All books featured are available for check-out at the library.
Teddy Davis is Assoicate Professor and Chair of the Education and Social Sciences Division.
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
Review by Teddy Davis
Pete is one cool cat who is even cooler now that he has his brand-new white shoes. Pete loves his white shoes so much that he sings this song – “I Love My White Shoes, I Love My White Shoes.” But Pete has a number of misadventures that change his brand-new white shoes to strawberry red, blueberry blue and mud brown. Does Pete cry? Goodness, no! Pete just keeps singing his song. Then after all of that, Pete’s shoes get wet and all the strawberry red, and all the blueberry blue and all the mud brown wash off turning his shoes white again. But now they are all wet! Does Pete cry? Goodness, no! Pete just keeps singing his song, because it’s all good.
This is a great book to teach young readers their primary colors and it has a positive theme that no matter what you step in just keep singing your song because it’s all good. But this book also comes with a warning. Reading Pete the Cat books is addictive!
Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes is published by Harper Collins and is the first in a series of Pete the Cat Books. The story is by Eric Litwin and the cool illustrations are by the creator of Pete the Cat, James Dean.
There is even a groovy song and story download that accompanies the book.