Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Pete the Cat -- I Can Read!


Pete the Cat: Play Ball! (My First I Can Read)
by James Dean
Harper, 2013
review copy provided by the publisher

I love this cat. He has everything he needs to play ball -- bat, ball, mitt, and a realistic attitude about his ability to play ball. He tries to hit, he tries to catch, he tries to score, but he's not that good at any of it.

HOWEVER,

"Pete is not sad.
Pete did his best."

The perfect message (theme, if you're working on that kind of thing) for beginning athletes and readers alike.




Pete the Cat: Pete's Big Lunch (My First I Can Read)

by James Dean
Harper, 2013
review copy provided by the publisher

I have a cat who loves to eat and loves to share. (Well, he loves to share whatever it is WE'RE eating!) That's exactly the kind of cat Pete is. (Except it looks from Pete's figure like he does a bit more sharing that William Big-Boned-Not-Fat Cartman Morris does...) When Pete's sandwich gets too big, he does the logical thing, he whips out his cell phone and calls his friends to come over and have lunch together.

Beginning readers who have loved the Pete the Cat picture books are going to love revisiting their favorite blue cat in these books.

And now for a few self-indulgent pictures of our favorite orange cat:






4 comments:

  1. I love the two sentences you chose to share:
    "Pete is not sad.
    Pete did his best."

    And thanks for sharing pictures of your cat, too. He does not look sad : )

    Lisa
    www.stepsandstaircases.tumblr.com

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  2. Love that last picture ... I have known cats as majestic as that.

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  3. I haven't seen these books, but know several 1st graders who will LOVE them! By the way, your favorite orange cat bears more than a passing resemblance to our big-boned (wink, wink) orange cat. Thanks for sharing!
    Catherine

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  4. I just want to hug this gorgeous cat. And I'm looking forward to getting to read some more Mary Lee poems too!

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