If you have a toddler and you don’t yet have any Pete the Cat books, it’s time you remedy this now. Our absolute favorite of this entertaining series is I Love My White Shoes. We must have read this story a hundred times a week when Pickle was learning his colors.
In this engaging read, Pete the Cat goes walking down the street in his brand new white shoes. As he prances around, singing to the world how much he loves his kicks, he steps into various messes, each of which dirty his sneakers. The shoes turn from white to red to blue to brown- and all the while Pete maintains a great attitude, keeps on grooving, and continues to sing his great song.
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I mean, nothing can beat making up a melody and getting goofy and musical with a story book. Even better? Getting goofy, getting musical, and learning as we read. Early on, I fully thought Pickle was color blind like his dad, but thanks to Pete the Cat, Pickle learned his colors quickly and with no issue! To top it off, this story, with its vibrant illustrations and it’s witty text, teaches kids to take accidents in stride and never let them get you down. After all, as Pete the Cat teaches, things may not always go according to plan, but not to worry: it’s all good. This is a fun story guaranteed to delight your little ones, and one that they will be begging you to read over and over again. And take note- I can all but guarantee that everyone you hear read this book aloud will sing the song with a very different tune– which makes it even better. We love Pete!