We love"Pete the Cat" books at the preschool! "Pete the Cat: I love My White Shoes" was a fun addition to our Seedling's color study. James Dean and Eric Litwin's books are fun with catchy, receptive words the children easily remember. The graphics are cheerful, colorful and bright! The message of this one is that "It's all cool" as Pete takes life's curveballs in stride.
We have been reading the book in class and decided to make our own white shoes. We used a basic high top shoe shape and cut it out of thick, white paper. The children then used watercolors to mimic all the things Pete steps in (berries, mud, etc.) during the story, changing the color of his shoes. They added a black stripe on the bottom for the sole and some blue yarn shoe laces.