Kalman, Maira. What Pete Ate from A-Z where we explore the english alphabet (in its entirety). Puffin, 2003. ISBN 978-0142501597 48 pp. $8.99
Kalman, Maira. Smartypants (Pete in School). G.P. Putnam & Sons, 2003. ISBN 978-0399234781 32 pp. $
If you have not yet read What Pete Ate from A-Z: where we explore the english alphabet (in its entirety) in which a certain dog devours a myriad of items which he should not, get off your duff and read it. Then, immediately run back to the library and check out Smartypants (Pete in School). Both books are by Maira Kalman and neither one will disappoint. The author/illustrator’s sense of humor is so clever, I can’t even describe it. Make sure you read all the little text, even on the title pages. She does not waste a single space on any page. Read them both, read them soon, laugh and laugh and marvel at how clever and interesting and wonderful two picture books can be! ‘Nuff said!