|I am very sorry to say, Rowboat Watkins, but I did not like your book Pete With No Pants. There was something that did not speak to me. Perhaps it is the fact that I am just not a nudist at heart. With that said, I appreciate the hard work that went into making Pete With No Pants and hope you sell a lot of copies (of this title and the rest of your books as well).
Pete is an elephant with an active imagination. However, Pete is also lonely. He tries making friends with boulders, squirrels and pigeons, yet, things never really work out for him. The entire time he is running around, his mother is chasing him down to try and make him put his pants on. That is, until she realizes the issue of why Pete is acting the way he is and lets him be free. And I mean really free.
The adult reader will probably see their toddler in Pet. Trying to make friends, trying to be themselves and flaunting mother’s authority. The child will just think Pete is funny as he talks to boulders, makes mistakes and runs round pants-less.
After reading Pete With No Pants and learning about the other books by Watkins, I found out I am just not a Watkins fan. I did not like Big Bunny and therefore, I have no plans to read Rude Cakes or next year’s Most Marshmallows. If I happen to pick them up, sure I will read them, but I will not actively look for them.