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Sep 15, 2003
| ISBN 9780142501597
| 3-7 years
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Oct 01, 2001
| ISBN 9780399233623
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Oct 02, 2001
| ISBN 9781524741204
| 3-7 years
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Sep 15, 2003 | ISBN 9780142501597 | 3-7 years
Oct 01, 2001 | ISBN 9780399233623 | 3-7 years
Oct 02, 2001 | ISBN 9781524741204 | 3-7 years
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.
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.
Maira Kalman is an illustrator, an author, and a designer. She is the author of And the Pursuit of Happiness and The Principles of Uncertainty. She is the illustrator of Michael Pollan’s Food Rules and the bestselling edition of William Strunk and E. B…. More about Maira Kalman
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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