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Pete with no pants

by Watkins, Rowboat, 1967-

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 14 Libraries 14 of 16 copies
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Meet Pete.

Pete is gray. He's round. And he's not wearing any pants.

So Pete must be a boulder. Or is he a pigeon? Or a squirrel? Or a cloud?

Join Pete in his quest to answer the world's oldest question: Why do I have to wear pants? Wait, that's the second oldest. Born from the one-of-a-kind imagination of Rowboat Watkins, this hilarious book (the asides just beg to be read aloud) about finding out who you are features a satisfying and touching ending that will encourage young readers to be true to themselves as it reminds the adults in their lives to support them no matter what.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Watkins applies the same silly spirit found in Rude Cakes (2015) to his story of Pete, a young elephant undergoing a bit of an identity crisis. One morning, Pete approaches a row of boulders and notices that he has a number of things in common with them. Like him, they are big, gray, and not wearing pants. Eureka! Pete must be a boulder! But his excitement dissolves when his new comrades maintain a stony silence in the face of his knock-knock joke. After storming off, Pete comes upon a tree full of squirrels, which happen to be gray and pantless, like a certain someone. The gag repeats and is comically echoed in the squirrels' own deductions that Pete is undoubtedly a boulder. Over expressive, softly smudged pastel illustrations, Watkins keeps the joke going with small variations and well-timed appearances from Pete's nattily dressed mother, until a sweetly exuberant ending is reached. The escalating humor is tailor-made for little ones, as is the gentle affirmation that being oneself is the best thing of all.--Smith, Julia Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Having established that he's big, gray, and not wearing any pants, a young elephant hits on the obvious conclusion: "I'm a boulder." The elephant's-er, boulder's-enthusiasm wanes when he discovers that boulders aren't any good at responding to knock-knock jokes. (His mother is likewise less than thrilled to find her offspring racing around the forest without his overalls on.) Watkins follows the brash absurdity of Rude Cakes with a quieter, though still quirky, offering. The elephant's loneliness hangs like a cloud over the story-and clouds are yet another identity the elephant tries on, given that he's gray, puffy, "and... nope. Clouds never wear pants." The elephant's internal monologue and external outbursts move the story forward, and commentary from acorn-juggling squirrels and perplexed owls adds comic relief. "Whooo knewww clouds could walk?" wonders one owl as the elephant sobs after the bird it was playing with flies away. Washes of muted color and careful pencil detailing capture the swings of the elephant's emotions, and although he doesn't have much luck on the friend front, his mother's softening attitude toward pants-free fun suggests brighter days ahead. Ages 3-5. Agent: Rosemary Stimola, Stimola Literary Studio. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Imagination -- Juvenile fiction.
Pants -- Juvenile fiction.
Imagination -- Fiction.
Pants -- Fiction.
Clothing and dress -- Fiction.
Publisher San Francisco :2017
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 9781452144016
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