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.
spring sensory box (birds in a nest)
I will be picking up my own copy of “Mr.Pete,Where are your feet?” I hope you will too!
Wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas says
I’m working on a children’s book so I’m really noticing illustrations lately, and I love this one!
Debbie Denny says
Sounds like a great book. Perfect for my granddaughter.
Olivia Douglass says
This sounds so cute!! We are expecting our first and are trying to build up our little one’s library!
Cyndie Norell says
My son would enjoy reading this book!
Katherine Bartlett (@KBWhiskey) says
Thanks so much for all the wonderful comments on my book!
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!
Aww!! I love watching the hawks as they play in the wind currents.
I’m a little jealousy over the owl. We never see them over here!
Jen Jamar (@LifeWithLevi) says
My son loves it when we can do activities related to a book. Love this!
My kids love it too! Helps them remember the story and extends the play throughout the afternoon.
that looks like a cute story
It is! We have read it a few times now.
Marisa (@pennywisemama) says
Looks like a cute book! My girls love reading right now and I’m sure they would enjoy this.
Marina (@mommysnippets) says
This sounds cute! The title is catchy enough to make me head out to look for the book!
Elizabeth Towns 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!
Shell Feis (@NotQuiteSusie) says
What a cute little book- and thanks for including related activities, I love having stuff to tie in with a story!
Lois Alter Mark says
The book sounds adorable, and I love that you added related activities to the whole reading experience.
Debbie Denny says
Real good read/ Love the activities.
Debbie L. says
Sounds like a fun book – I also like to have activities for the kids. Great way to take a story and make it a true learning experience.
Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting says
My toddler LOVES animals SO SO much. She’d LOVE to have this book read to her!
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!
Liz Mays says
I like activities to carry on the theme too! Those are great!
Virginia Higgins (@thatbaldchick) says
This sounds like a really cute book. I think my daughter would enjoy it.