Pete & Pickles

By Berkeley Breathed; Berkeley Breathed (Illustrator)
(Philomel, Hardcover, 9780399250828, 48pp.)

Publication Date: October 16, 2008

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Winter 2009 Kids' List
“If you're a predictable, practical, and uncomplicated pig, the last thing you want to find is an elephant in your bedroom with a lampshade on his head. Breathed's artwork and story go together perfectly, as perfect as Pete and Pickles!”
-- Jean Ernst, Wild Rumpus, Minneapolis, MN


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 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 be.

Pulitzer Prize?winning cartoonist Berkeley Breathed offers two new irresistible characters and a heartfelt, hilarious look at the rarity of true friendship.

About the Author

Berkeley Breathed lives in California.

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