Pete & Pickles

Pete & Pickles[Read] ➭ Pete & Pickles Author Berkeley Breathed – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Pete is a perfectly predictable, practical, uncomplicated pig At least, he was before a runaway circus elephant named Pickles stampeded into his life, needing a friend Pickles is larger than life and Pete is a perfectly predictable, practical, uncomplicated pig At least, he was before a runaway circus elephant named Pickles stampeded into his life, needing a friend Pickles is larger than life and overflowing with imagination She takes Pete swandiving off Niagara Falls Sort of And sledding down the Matterhorn Sort of Pete goes along Pete & PDF \ for the wild ride and actually begins to enjoy himself until Pickles goes too far And Pete tells her she must leave Yet sometimes the simple life isn t all it s cracked up to bePulitzer Prize winning cartoonist Berkeley Breathed offers two new irresistible characters and a heartfelt, hilarious look at the rarity of true friendship. Because he s lonely, Dad But he doesn t know it I think that s true of a great many people.I read this to my daughters the night before last We review maybe a third of the books we read together I always try to make time to review the ones I really love.The pictures in this are stunning Surreal dream like I felt like I was reading a children s book by a Salvador Dali, George Orwell, Roald Dahl, Bill Watterson, Banksy, and I don t know all my favorites.I couldn t catch all the Because he s lonely, Dad But he doesn t know it I think that s true of a great many people.I read this to my daughters the night before last We review maybe a third of the books we read together I always try to make time to review the ones I really love.The pictures in this are stunning Surreal dream like I felt like I was reading a children s book by a Salvador Dali, George Orwell, Roald Dahl, Bill Watterson, Banksy, and I don t know all my favorites.I couldn t catch all the influences only the most intentional ones Hokusai sThe Great Wave , for instance Or Edward Hopper s NighthawksSome of the most moving characteristics of the book are found on the fringes not hidden, exactly but not broadcast either Paprika s grave, and then reminders of Paprika scattered throughout the pictures, the blanket that is now covering Pickles Loneliness comes in many forms, and maybe there is a loss that is always with us.The book both the story and the art traverse light and dark At times very dark for a book written for children But it was beautiful And I think the kids can handle it A decidedly quirky book about an unusual friendship, which had me chuckling by the second page. One of my favorite picture books, Pete and Pickles is a story of friendship and appreciating the differences our friends bring to our lives I love that the idea grew from a sketch by Berkeley Breathed s daughter who, when asked why the elephant is holding the pig in the sketch, said The pig s sad Why Because he s lonely, DadBut he doesn t know it While some may feel there s too much dark in the book to make it appropriate for children, I m one who believes our children are capable One of my favorite picture books, Pete and Pickles is a story of friendship and appreciating the differences our friends bring to our lives I love that the idea grew from a sketch by Berkeley Breathed s daughter who, when asked why the elephant is holding the pig in the sketch, said The pig s sad Why Because he s lonely, DadBut he doesn t know it While some may feel there s too much dark in the book to make it appropriate for children, I m one who believes our children are capable of making much deeper connections than we think and understanding complicated issues in a way appropriate for their ages I love the message that we can change our opinions of people and that we take care of those we love I love that Pete learns to appreciate the craziness Pickles brings to his life I love the illustrations and the messages they send I love this book Something about this book is just beyond beautiful All about noticing what someone else needs and stepping up to provide it But also not serious at all silly, delightful, full of joy Quickly moved to the top of my favourite picture book pile This book created by Berkeley Breathed has many themes I like to address through picture books courage, friendship, and diversity But it is also about love It celebrates love in the happiest and most joyful of ways But it doesn t scrimp on the real Something about this book is just beyond beautiful All about noticing what someone else needs and stepping up to provide it But also not serious at all silly, delightful, full of joy Quickly moved to the top of my favourite picture book pile This book created by Berkeley Breathed has many themes I like to address through picture books courage, friendship, and diversity But it is also about love It celebrates love in the happiest and most joyful of ways But it doesn t scrimp on the realities of love loss, pain, frustration, forgivesnss, sacrifice Love is all of it and this book delivers It takes you on a journey sailing through a myriad of emotions and delivers you on the other side, changed Better Brighter Exhausted I have read this book now multiple times and it is as lovely shared as it is in a solo reading It insists on repeated readings It is a book I had to instantly own so I could revisit it anytime I wanted I LOVE this book Pete Pickles reminds us that relationships are the antidote to loneliness And sometimes they arrive in your life in the strangest of ways Fantastic and yes, I did read it to my children Pete Pickles is the story of a lonely, widower pig and an exuberant, outgoing elephant that escaped from a circus According to the back flap, it was inspired from a drawing that Breathed s five year old made in a restaurant She drew an elephant hugging a pig in its trunk Breathed asked why the elephant is holding the pigThe pig s sad Why Because he s lonely, DadBut he doesn t know it, she whispered.Pete is indeed lonely He mi Fantastic and yes, I did read it to my children Pete Pickles is the story of a lonely, widower pig and an exuberant, outgoing elephant that escaped from a circus According to the back flap, it was inspired from a drawing that Breathed s five year old made in a restaurant She drew an elephant hugging a pig in its trunk Breathed asked why the elephant is holding the pigThe pig s sad Why Because he s lonely, DadBut he doesn t know it, she whispered.Pete is indeed lonely He misses his wife who has died Pickles comes into his life unexpectedly and turns it all over and, in a way, saves it Or, at least makes it worth living I cannot imagine the adult that does not tear up at the end of this book I ve got no qualms with it this 40 year old Republican darn near cried On top of a great story you ve got great pictures The art is top notch Careful observation will show you that Breathed previews most of the book with the art on the walls of Pete s house It s something fun to go back and look at with the kids As for those reviewers that claim that this is inappropriate for kids, I say, Phhphhtt Readat So many great little things tucked into the pages for the grown up readers I love the messages in this book about compassion and difference and breaking out of one s comfort zone. Pete has the same routine day in and day out, but Pickles comes along and helps Pete break free from his daily routines.The pictures in Pete Pickles involves a couple different forms of art to help bring across how Pete is feeling One type of art found in the book is a very old fashion form of cartoon, where it is almost all black and white, except for a small flash of color The other type of art is very colorful and animated pictures and are completely fantasy, but the pictures almost seem Pete has the same routine day in and day out, but Pickles comes along and helps Pete break free from his daily routines.The pictures in Pete Pickles involves a couple different forms of art to help bring across how Pete is feeling One type of art found in the book is a very old fashion form of cartoon, where it is almost all black and white, except for a small flash of color The other type of art is very colorful and animated pictures and are completely fantasy, but the pictures almost seem to be real at the same time confusing, I know It s very interesting that the old fashion pictures go along with when Pete is feeling very uncertain or uncomfortable Pete is being boring, so the pictures are also somewhat boring, with the fact that they are black and white When Pete is going out of his shell and having a great time, the pictures go along with that and are very entertaining and bright I think the art is this book is fantastic and really go along with the book Pete, a perfectly practical pig saves Pickles, the boisterous elephant, from the circus Pickles and Pete strike up a joyful friendship until Pete simply can t handle the chaos that Pickles brings into his life After a very scary flood, Pete realizes that his friend truly makes life worth living There is so much to love about this book The illustrations are an important part of this complex story Early in the book, we see that Pete has several well know paintings hanging on his wall Breat Pete, a perfectly practical pig saves Pickles, the boisterous elephant, from the circus Pickles and Pete strike up a joyful friendship until Pete simply can t handle the chaos that Pickles brings into his life After a very scary flood, Pete realizes that his friend truly makes life worth living There is so much to love about this book The illustrations are an important part of this complex story Early in the book, we see that Pete has several well know paintings hanging on his wall Breathed uses these pieces of art throughout the book in a way that is fun, interesting, and thoughtful Breathed also uses a variety of styles, which really enhances the tone and feeling of the story I m not sure that this is a great book to use for instruction in a library program and I m not sure that it would make a good whole group read aloud But it s a wonderful book and I look forward to reading it to my own children one day This book came out after Mars Needs Moms , and it seems Breathed clearly improved his computer illustration skills between books Gone were the overly muddy tones and blurry edges There was a competent crispness to the art in this book, and a brightness to the colors that was celebratory It matched the tone of the story One thing I enjoy about Breathed s stories is that he doesn t shy away from death, but he introduces it in a non threatening manner The story opens with Pete vacuuming his This book came out after Mars Needs Moms , and it seems Breathed clearly improved his computer illustration skills between books Gone were the overly muddy tones and blurry edges There was a competent crispness to the art in this book, and a brightness to the colors that was celebratory It matched the tone of the story One thing I enjoy about Breathed s stories is that he doesn t shy away from death, but he introduces it in a non threatening manner The story opens with Pete vacuuming his wife s grave This is both sad and comical When Pickles makes the scene, Pete is still a dark, sad pig bereaving his wife, wanting nothing to do with other people, and dreaming of drowning However, Pickles leaves an impression upon his mind, leading Pete to take risks, break out of the box he buried himself in, and live again However, Pickles is not perfect When Pete has had enough and kicks her out, the conflict is not resolved in a slight way This story is over the top and epic Nothing exemplifies it better than the two page spread that requires the reader to run the book sideways It s visually impressive with the water and the masterful character renderings Death again plays a theme in Breathed s work, but his main character is transformed by it, not defeated This is a delightful, quirky story that will uplift the reader Fans of Bloom County may experience a faint sense of nostalgia in this whimsical tale of two misfit friends There isthan a spiritual kinship to Bill Opus to be found in Pete Pickles I can t believe I took nine years to find this gem Just added to my goodreads list and this is about the 20th time I have read it It touches my heart every single time n

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  • Hardcover
  • 48 pages
  • Pete & Pickles
  • Berkeley Breathed
  • English
  • 17 June 2017
  • 0399250824