What Pete Ate

What Pete Ate

Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780142501597
  • 48 Pages
  • Puffin Books
  • 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.


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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