Pete & Pickles, by Berkeley Breathed

Published January 2, 2013 by Dagmar

petandpicklesWow.  What an incredible book.  I don’t know if it’s the amazing illustrations or how much I love both Pete and Pickles that makes me love this book so much.  It’s a story about new friends and the strength of friendship. My fourth,  fifth and sixth graders absolutely loved it.  The illustrations are beautiful and are drawn with humor.  Highly recommended.

Synopsis: Pete is a perfectly practical and uncomplicated pig until he meets Pickles, an elephant who is trying to escape his miserable life at the circus.  When Pete rescues Pickles, Pickles opens up a new life for Pete, filled with adventure …and complication.  Pete has just about had it with Pickles when a pipe bursts in the house and begins to flood the house.  The water is rising and threatens to drown the friends.  Pete sits at the top of Pickles’ trunk reaching the last air at the top of the house.  Pickles, underneath Pete, can’t breathe at all…unless Pete helps him.  Students wait with baited breath to see if the two friends make it through the night.  Read and find out.  You won’t regret it.

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