“Mr. Pete, Where are your feet?” Children’s book review

where are your feet

I received an E-copy of this book free of charge for review purposes. Regardless, all opinions are my own.

If the binoculars and dog eared bird guides I have stashed by the window wasn’t a clue already I am sure it won’t come as a surprise to anyone that I have a soft spot for birds.

My windows are opened bright and early each morning so I can enjoy their beautiful songs while I sip my coffee.

I love to hear the happy chatter while we eat our lunch.

I post pictures on my twitter feed of my feathered visitors.  I made my father in-law drag out the step ladder so he could find “the perfect place ” to install our birdhouse in the choke cherry tree out front.

I even seeked out the services of a “bird enthusiast” to learn what I could personally do to make it more “hospitable” to my feathered friends.

If you were to ask my husband he would tell you that I am getting almost desperate in my attempts to fill the vacancy in my bird house.

I also love childrens books.  Love is probably an understatement if you were to peruse the stacks we have round the house.

Most months It’s a struggle to keep my mouth shut! It’s tricky trying not to impose my views on what books my children should be ordering that month.
I mean seriously have you looked at a book order form lately?!? So many stories to chose from!

It isn’t very often that those two interest collide so when I was offered the chance to read the story “Mr. Pete, where are your feet?”

I jumped at the chance.

I think what I loved most about this book is the fact that the feather friends in this story are the Authors real “pets”.  Sometimes the best stories are the ones closest to your heart.

The illustrations are simple and colourful capturing the attention of even the youngest reader.

Written from a birds perspective the reader explores the importance of teamwork, friendship, and that it’s ok to be different.

The book was well-written and perfect for young children while the repetition is challenging enough for beginner readers.

You can purchase your own copy of the book here:

Because I work with children I always am looking for the Follow up activities that would work well with the story we just read.

Here are just a couple that peaked my interest from around the inter web.

BlueBird footprints

Bird Sensory tub 

spring sensory box (birds in a nest)

Bird & Nest 

Tweet Tweet Snack

Animal signs Lesson Plan

DIY bird feeders

I will be picking up my own copy of “Mr.Pete,Where are your feet?” I hope you will too!

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  1. valerieremymilora says

    this looks like a great little book to share with my 7 year old. We have lots of birds that grace us with their presence daily including a couple of hawks and a gorgeous owl. I love all those follow up activities!

    • says

      Aww!! I love watching the hawks as they play in the wind currents.
      So beautiful!
      I’m a little jealousy over the owl. We never see them over here!

  2. says

    This is a great book to add to my sons summer reading list, with the rhyming nature and the funny theme. We love birds too! The related activities are such a bonus!

  3. says

    I love your activity ideas to go with the story! I will have to see if we have any Girl Scout badges that can use these ideas!

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