“What Pete Ate A – Z”
WHAT PETE ATE A – Z is not your typical alphabet book! This ABC story follows Pete the Dog as he devours a myriad of things, which he shouldn’t eat such as an accordion, a camera, a pocketbook, and everything to make an egg sandwich. Doesn’t Pete know the difference between edible and inedible?
The letter “G.”
Here’s Pete! What a dog!
This book promotes humor, creativity, imagination, and originality.
TITLE: What Pete Ate A – Z
AUTHOR: Maira Kalman
ILLUSTRATOR: Maira Kalman
PUBLISHER: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2001
AGE GROUP: 5-8
CREATIVE COMPONENTS: humor, creativity, originality, imagination
1) Pick a letter from the alphabet. Brainstorm a list of inedible items that Pete the Dog could eat. Now write a tongue twister about Pete eating some of those items.
2) What happens to Pete at the end of the book after he’s eaten all those inedible things? Write an ending to Pete’s alphabet eating journey.
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