Close Notification

Your cart does not contain any items

I Saw Pete and Pete Saw Me

Maggie Hutchings Evie Barrow



In stock
Ready to ship


28 July 2020
ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- "When you are small you notice things that grown-ups are too busy to see". So starts this picturebook-with-heart about a little boy who connects with a homeless man he sees in his street. He stops to talk to the man, and then starts to tell the adults around, who in their own small ways help give dignity to Pete and look out for him. Simple pencil drawings that complement the potent but unforced message about treating even the lowliest person with compassion and how that is a change for the good. Ages 4-7 Lindy Jones

When you are small you can see things that grown-ups are too busy to notice . . .

Everyone walks right past Pete - except for one little boy. He notices Pete's drawings, and big smile, and soon he has a new friend. When Pete gets sick, the boy wants to help. But how do you help someone get better when they don't have a home?

A heartfelt, moving story about the importance of really seeing the world around us and the power in tiny acts of kindness.
By:   Maggie Hutchings
Illustrated by:   Evie Barrow
Imprint:   Lothian
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 287mm,  Width: 217mm,  Spine: 11mm
Weight:   410g
ISBN:   9781925972825
ISBN 10:   1925972828
Pages:   24
Publication Date:   28 July 2020
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Maggie is a counsellor, family-dispute mediator, writer and artist who spends her weekends covered in paint and scribbling lists that are never completed. She is a famously mad aunt, nanna and mother who talks to herself out loud and falls over a lot in the garden at her house in northern New South Wales. Maggie writes stories with heart and soul for children and adults that encourage kindness, hope and resilience. Evie Barrow is an Australian artist and illustrator, living in Melbourne, Australia. In 2019 her first illustrated picture book was published, Horatio Squeak, written by Karen Foxlee. Along with children's book work, her illustrations have featured in frankie magazine, Broadsheet press, Flow magazine and in the book Shout Out to the Girls.

See Also