Have you heard of Pete the Cat? He is one of my new favorite story book characters. Perfect for a cause and effect or color word unit. In the stories Pete steps in a variety of different things including mud, blueberries, and water- but does Pete cry? Goodness No! He just keeps walking along singing his song: "I love my brown (blue, wet, etc.) shoes. I have read this book with Kindergarten, First and Second graders and they have loved him! Currently Scholastic is hosting a contest to design Pete's new shoes with the winner getting a visit from Eric Litwin the author! Find the information here.
I made a page of my favorite Pete the Cat videos here. Enjoy!