Cover image for Eat Pete! / Michael Rex.
Eat Pete! / Michael Rex.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2018]

Physical Description:
32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
"Pete is excited when a monster climbs in his window. Now he has someone to play with! The monster is pretty excited, too. Excited to ... EAT PETE! Fortunately, the monster is easily distracted and he and Pete have a blast playing cars and pirates. But unfortunately, the monster does have a one-track mind ..."--Page 2 of cover.


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Pete couldn't be more thrilled when a monster shows up in his bedroom. Now Pete has someone to play with! And the hungry monster couldn't be more thrilled to be there, either. Now he can . . . Eat Pete!

But Pete has other ideas. And they are all good fun and quite distracting-things like playing cars and pirates. Well, we all know the course of playing together nicely never did run smoothly. So how much longer will the monster have to wait before he can . . . Eat Pete?

Author Notes

Michael Rex is the creator of over thirty books for children, including the number one bestseller Goodnight Goon and the Fangbone! series. He was inspired to create the Icky Ricky series by his two boys.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

The hairy, snaggletoothed, horned monster who appears at Pete's window isn't some misunderstood creature in search of a friend, the kind of character that's a fixture in so many children's books. Nope, this monster has one goal in mind: "EAT PETE!" Pete doesn't know that, though, and after greeting the monster as a new playmate, he comes up with lots of ways for the two to have fun. In fact, the monster has such a good time-racing and crashing toy cars, building with blocks, and playing pirates (the monster must walk the plank, and his expression of high melodrama is worthy of classic Hollywood)-that, while he gets dreamy-eyed and drools at the thought of eating Pete, he's able to delay gratification, at least for a little while. The story ends more conventionally than it begins: the monster apologizes; the two friends hug it out. But readers should enjoy this clever tale from Rex (Goodnight Goon) about impulse control and its surprisingly sympathetic monster. Ages 2-5. (Aug.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.