In Peterrific, readers can follow Peter's own adventures as he builds a tower of blocks all the way to the moon.
Peter loves to build with blocks. One day, he decides to build a tower that will reach the moon, and he wants to do it all by himself. Will the moon be made of cheese? Can he catch a shooting star? As Peter climbs higher and higher into space, he discovers he doesn’t have a way down! He’ll have to figure out what to do next—all by himself.
Kann has done a very nice job showcasing the power of having a dream and seeing to it that it is achieved. She has instilled the power of friendship throughout the story, especially as Pinkalicious helps her brother and Peter tries to figure out what Pinkalicious would do if she were in his situation. She embeds the idea that kids want to be independent and free, but sometimes need their parents and siblings to help ground them. In addition to all of these lessons, she also ends the story with an even more positive note - that despite any past successes, there is still room for improvement, and Peter is destined to work toward yet another goal, with Pinkalicious at his side this time around.
Friendship, effort, and determination are but three of the traits that Peter shares with readers in 'Peterrific' - a fantastical tale that will allow readers, young and old alike, to ponder the meaning of working toward a set goal, with the beauty of possibility always in mind.