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Bill and Pete Go Down the Nile by Tomie dePaola

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While this is a picture book meant for younger children, it serves as a brief introduction to several aspects of ancient Egyptian culture. The books tells about the sphinx, mummies, sarcophagus, and the sacred eye of Isis. The story follows Bill and his toothbrush Pete (a bird) as they go on a school trip ti see the things they have been learning about in class. they also thwart a jewel thief in the process. In a classroom, I would have the children read other books about Egypt to get some more in depth information and then have them write their own story and illustrations to teach smaller children these words. ( )
  hellwanger | Jul 7, 2014 |
I would've given this book a 2.5 if available, but decided to round up. Pretty cute dePaola book about school (I used to teach) and Egypt (pretty interesting stuff),but not my favorite book of dePaola's. ( )
  dukefan86 | May 29, 2013 |
This book is cute and humorous. The illustrations are simple, but definitely fit the story. ( )
  mdemock | Feb 28, 2011 |
$8.99
  hse | Apr 18, 2007 |
#99, 2006

A book about a crocodile and his “toothbrush” (a bird named Pete) who go on a school field trip and thwart a jewel thief. Cute-ish, but not all that exciting. Definitely too “young” for my son; maybe it would be better for very young children. ( )
  herebedragons | Jan 15, 2007 |
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It's a new school year, and Bill and Pete are back in a new adventure. Their teacher, Ms. Ibis, is taking all the little crocodiles (and their toothbrushes) on a class trip to the Royal Museum. But who's that trying to steal the Sacred Eye of Isis? Can it be the Bad Guy? Can Bill and Pete save the day once more? Full color.

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Little William Everett Crocodile and his friend Pete take a class trip to a Cairo museum where they encounter a jewel thief.

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