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Saturday 6 August 2011

Review: Sweet Pete

Sweet little Pete is feeling complete. He knows being lovely to others just can't be beat. Her offers his seat. He helps someone up when they have fallen down... and he understands the process of Karma...

...what goes around, comes around.

And the best reward of all this kindness is? Peace of mind. Pete is happy. He shines. His mind is relaxed and he feels proud - because he knows how important it is to give to the world, and feel like your existence means something... to others.

Philanthropist and author Meredith Alexander of Milk + Bookies fame, has penned a totally divine book in Sweet Pete. Divine because the message is simple but clear (and despite the title) without being cloyingly sweet.

Sweet Pete simply understands what it feels like to be kind, to give. He understands that being a quiet force for good brings its own sweet reward... perhaps a lucky break, even an unexpected ice cream cone, but more importantly - the inner contentment most of the world's population spend their lives battling for.

Oh, the irony.

Sweet Pete is a gorgeously-written story with luscious illustrations that melt the heart. Alexander has done a superlative job with her rhyming text, and illustrator Meyer will charm the socks off both children and adults with his artwork.

Forget superheroes, Sweet Pete is the true hero.

Title: Sweet Pete
Author: Meredith Alexander
Illustrator: Kerry Meyer
Publisher: M&B Books, US$15.95 RRP
Publication Date: 2011
Format: Hardback with dust jacket
ISBN: 9780061998461
For ages: 3+
Type: Picture Book

You can buy this book from the Milk + Bookies website. See our interview with Milk + Bookies founder and author Meredith Alexander!