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Pete Makes a Mistake
An I Like to Read® Book Level E
by Emily Arnold McCully
Emily Arnold McCully, Illustrator

Paperback | 24 pages | 8 x 10 | US$ 6.99
ISBN: 9780823434220 | 07-30-2015

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: FIRST | Age: 4 to 8

Themes: Easy Readers, Family & Relationships, Friendship, Humor
Recommendations: A, K

CCSS Codes:
L.1.5, 5c, 6
W.1.1, 3, 5 ,8
RF.1.1, 1a, 2, 3, 3b, 3e, 4, 4a, 4b, 4c
L.1.1, 1b, 1c, 1d, 1j, 2, 2a, 2b, 4, 4a
RL.1.1-5, 7, 9
SL.1.1, 1a, 1b, 1c, 2-6

About the Book

Pete, a charming but absentminded pig, forgets an important favor for his sister in this sweet easy reader about forgiveness.

Pete's sister Rose is having a party. She promises Pete some cake if he will deliver invitations to her friends Nell, Don and Gert. What a good deal for Pete! Pete brings Nell and Don their notes, but he gets distracted and forgets all about Gert. On the day of the party, Pete's mistake causes many hurt feelings. Can Pete save the party—and will he still get cake?

A companion to PETE WON'T EAT: An I Like to Read® Book.

About the Series

I Like to Read® books are picture books written and illustrated so that even the newest reader can enjoy a satisfying, quality literary experience. The books in the series are written at kindergarten and early first grade reading levels.

"These books deftly combine text and art to create a positive experience for new readers.—School Library Journal

"This series dares to make entertaining reads from short texts and familiar vocabulary—Kirkus Reviews

"Each one makes the hard world of learning to read enough fun to encourage children at this critical developmental moment to try another one."—Vicky Smith, Children's and YA Editor at Kirkus Reviews

Click here for flash cards for each book, educator's materials for the series and the complete listing of I Like to Read® books!


Read an exclusive Q&A with author, Emily Arnold McCully!

Classroom Discussion Questions with CCSS:

1. How does author Emily Arnold McCully use details to let you know what is happening in the beginning of the story? (party invitation) RL.K-1.1, 4

2. What mistake does Pete make? How does his mistake contribute to the sequence of events? How do the characters work together? RL.K-1.1, 2, 3

3. When in the story does Pete realize he forgot to give Gert the invitation? How is the problem resolved? Discuss a mistake that you have made and how you resolved your problem. RL.K-1.1, 3 / SL.K-1.4

4. Create a party invitation. Include who, what, where, when and why. W.K-1.6 / SL.K-1.5

Readers' Guide
PETE MAKES A MISTAKE: An I Like to Read® Book, Level E
Lesson plan featuring before, during, and after activities aligned to Instructional Standards.

Activity Sheets

PETE MAKES A MISTAKE: An I Like to Read® Book, Level E Activity Sheet
Create an invite for Rose's party.