I had never heard of "Pete the Cat" books until last semester. Since then, I have read several of them and I love them all. In this book, Pete isn't scared to go to school because he has on his totally awesome red school shoes! I would use this book on the first day of school to help with those "first day of school jitters". It will teach the students that Pete isn't scared to go to school, so they shouldn't be either. I would use this book in a Kindergarten classroom.