Describe Pete the Cat Pictures
Blind kids benefit from picture descriptions every bit as much as sighted kids do from seeing the pictures. Don't forget to share these picture descriptions, written by a descriptive audio expert at WGBH, especially for Great Expectations!
- Pete the Cat strums an electric guitar as music notes float around him. Pete is a cool, easy-going cartoon cat with blue fur and wide yellow eyes. He wears a backpack and red high-top sneakers. His lunchbox says "Pete's lunch" on it.
Inside Front Cover:
- Pete stands on the Cat City school bus steps holding his backpack, lunchbox, and guitar. The bus driver is a big cat! Pete's kitty schoolmates peer out the windows. A little yellow bird rides on the roof.
- Blue, red, yellow and green crayons lie together. Blue like Pete! Red like Pete's sneakers and guitar! Yellow like the bird! And green like Pete's lunch box!
- Pete stands up on his hind feet, like a boy. He wears red sneakers with white shoelaces and carries his green lunchbox. A little yellow bird sits atop Pete's orange backpack, looking at him.
First page of story:
- Pete walks along a sidewalk on all four feet, like a real cat. His lunchbox dangles from his backpack. The bird follows him.
Text begins: "I'm rocking in my school shoes..."
- Pete stands on his hind feet next to the Cat City school bus, playing his electric guitar with his front paws. The guitar's red color matches his red shoes!
Text begins: "Pete is sitting at his desk..."
- In a classroom, Pete sits at a desk. The teacher is a big blue-eyed cat. She points to a question on the chalkboard: "Where is Pete going?"
Text begins: "The Library!"
- In the library, Pete reads a book called Wild Wild West. The cover shows a cowboy cat riding a horse.
Text begins: "I'm reading in my school shoes..."
- Pete sprawls on the floor, resting his blue chin on one of his blue paws. He looks at pictures of a dinosaur and a cat in a book. The little yellow bird sits on a bookshelf nearby.
Text begins: "Check out Pete..."
- In the lunchroom, Pete sits at a table with his lunchbox in front of him. Behind him, his schoolmates eat at a long table.
Text begins: "The Lunchroom!"
- Pete holds a fork in one front paw and a carton of milk in the other.
Text begins: "I'm eating in my school shoes..."
- A ripe red apple has a bite missing.
Pete plays his guitar. A fish sandwich and some fish-shaped crackers lie on the table next to his open lunchbox. The little yellow bird is perched on his guitar.
Text begins: "Pete and his friends..."
- At the playground, Pete sits atop a slide. Near the bottom, the bird stares at him, its eyes wide.
Text begins: "The Playground!"
- Pete goes down the slide and the bird flies off! A few cats climb the ladder to take their turn. Others kick a soccer ball and play on a swing set.
Text begins: "I'm playing in my school shoes..."
- Now Pete swings high into the air.
Three kitties walk in a row - one gray, one black and white, and one yellow.
Left page, text begins: "All day long..."
- (Picture 1): Pete strums his guitar alongside a banjo-playing friend.
(Picture 2): Pete stands at an easel. He finishes his painting of a green turtle.
Right page, text begins: "I'm adding..."
- (Picture 1): Pete does math problems at a chalkboard.
(Picture 2): Gripping his pencil, Pete spells out the word "Cat".
Text begins: "When school is done..."
- Pete stares out the back window of the school bus. The bus has a kitty door! The yellow bird flies overhead.
Text begins: "Pete's mom asks him..."
- Pete's mom meets him at the bus. She wears a pink dress and has wide eyes just like Pete's.
Left page, text begins: "I was rocking in my school shoes..."
- Music notes fill the air as Pete plays his guitar.
Right page, text begins: "And I will do it..."
- Pete stands next to a "School Zone" sign. The sign shows a picture of Pete! He has blue fur, wide yellow eyes, and red shoes! The bird perches atop the sign.
Text begins: "Because it's all good."
- A rainbow and an alphabet poster decorate Classroom 123. Wearing his red shoes on all four feet, Pete patters down the hallway to join his schoolmates in class.
- Pete steps out of the Cat City school bus carrying his backpack, lunchbox and guitar. His kitty schoolmates stare out the bus windows.
- Pete the Cat stares out the back window of the Cat City school bus. A small square door below the window has the words "kitty door" on it!