Pete the badger discovers that sometimes you shouldn’t mess with nature!
Picture book, fiction, humorous, rhyming
Interest level: K-3; Reading level: 3.0
4 out of 5 stars
I absolutely love the whimsy of Emily Gravett’s books, and Tidy is no exception! Pete is a badger who likes things neat and tidy. He trims the mis-matched flowers in the flower patch, he brushes the animals, and vacuums up stray leaves from the forrest path.
And then the seasons change, and along comes….Fall. It takes a lot of work to clean up all those leaves, so Pete hatches a plan.
This book is a funny lesson in thinking through plans very carefully before you jump into full execution!
Gravett’s illustrations are fun and whimsical and her animals are absolutely adorable. I love the cut-out cover.
by Emily Gravett
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2016