Pete the Cat by James Dean
Pete at the Beach (My First I Can Read)

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Synopsis

Pete the Cat, coolest kitty ever, is ready for another adventure!
 
In Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach, Pete is spending the day at the seashore. He has fun collecting shells and building a sand castle. But the beach is very hot. There is a whole ocean for Pete to cool off in, but it looks scary. Pete’s brother, Bob, offers to teach Pete to surf. Will that be enough to help Pete get over his fear of the water?
 
Pete at the Beach is a My First I Can Read book. It is designed to excite and engage beginning readers. Reading aloud to a child is the first step to helping a kid become a great reader.

 

About James Dean

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James Dean knew he had found something special when he painted Pete, a black kitten he discovered in a cage at the animal shelter. James lives with his wife, Kim, also an artist, and five cats (Bob, Frida, Yoko, Audrey, and Marilyn). You can visit him online atwww.petethecat.com.
 
Published May 21, 2013 by HarperCollins. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Arts & Photography. Fiction

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In his third outing Pete the Cat follows the pattern of his previous appearances: Despite repeated wardrobe malfunctions, he maintains his upbeat attitude and bouncy charm.

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Pete, the strangely popular musical cat, is back (Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes, 2010), this time showing off all the things he can do in his school shoes.

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Pete sings a new holiday song about giving: “although I am small, / at Christmas we give, so I’ll give it my all.” (As with the other Pete stories, the song and the story are available for download on the publisher’s website.) Pete, the yellow bird and the reindeer get all the toys delivered by C...

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In his previous outing, blue cat Pete proved his ability to roll with the punches when his white sneakers were accidentally stained red.

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before long the reindeer are strapped to Pete’s red minibus (“Then the minibus flew, just like in a movie./ Pete the Cat cried, ‘This is totally groovy!’ ”).

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In his fourth picture book, Pete the Cat loves (and sings about) the buttons on his yellow shirt, but when they pop off one by one, he doesn’t freak out: “Did Pete cry?

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City Book Review

With Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons, Dean and Litwin have set their cat onto the groovy track (wearing his favorite shirt) and set the younger reader grooving to a new (free) song.

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Pete the Cat will easily be a favorite of children, and Pete the Cat Saves Christmas makes an excellent gift.

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They’ll giggle at Pete inadvertently stepping into a pile of blueberries, which on the page looks more like an ocean of blueberries.

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He loves the buttons so much that he sings a simple song about them: "My buttons, my buttons, / my four groovy buttons.

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