Search Results: "James Dean"


BOOK REVIEW

PETE THE CAT: TWINKLE, TWINKLE, LITTLE STAR by James Dean
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2014

"For fans only. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The Pete the Cat cash machine grinds out another nursery-rhyme-based picture book (Old MacDonald Had a Farm, 2014). Read full book review >

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OLD MACDONALD HAD A FARM by James Dean
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"'Old MacDonald' for narcoleptics. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The heavy-lidded cat with a cult following dons overalls for a trip to the farm. Read full book review >

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PETE THE CAT: PLAY BALL! by James Dean
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"No home run here. (Early reader. 3-5)"
Ultracool Pete the Cat turns his attention to baseball. Read full book review >

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PETE THE CAT'S GROOVY GUIDE TO LIFE by Kimberly Dean
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"Pete sucks the substance from these words of wisdom and guidance; for avowed lovers of Pete the Cat only. (Picture book. 4-84)"
A string of aphorisms and inspirational quotations are glossed and illustrated by that groovy blue cat. Read full book review >

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MIGHTY DADS by Joan Holub
by Joan Holub, illustrated by James Dean
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 2014

"Sure to enjoy commercial success thanks to the marquee talent, this effort will result in more disappointment than enjoyment. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Big-daddy and little-kid trucks of all kinds are busy at work on a construction site. Read full book review >

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PETE THE CAT AND THE NEW GUY by James Dean
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Lackluster text, muddy message, poor character development: not cool. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Pete the Cat tries to find an inclusive activity for the "new guy" in town. Read full book review >

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PETE THE CAT AND THE BEDTIME BLUES by James Dean
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Much better books about not being able to sleep abound—skip these bedtime blues. (Picture book. 4-8)"
After a fun-filled day at the beach, Pete and his friends decide to continue the fun with a sleepover, but if they can't sleep, will it still be fun? Read full book review >

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PETE THE CAT AND HIS FOUR GROOVY BUTTONS by Eric Litwin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Fans will definitely want to visit the publisher's website to check out the extras, while newcomers will either do the same or let Pete go, depending on their taste. (Picture book. 3-7)"
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. Read full book review >

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PETE THE CAT:  ROCKING IN MY SCHOOL SHOES by Eric Litwin
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"As Pete would say, 'It's all good,' …unless you don't know the tune—then you just won't get it. (Picture book. 3-7)"
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. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PETE THE CAT by Eric Litwin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 2, 2010

"Pete may seem like an appealing role model to adults, but any child who has experienced the smirching of a new pair of shoes probably won't buy the cool he's peddling. (Picture book. 3-5)"
An imperturbable blue cat walks along and sings his song regardless of what he steps in. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOOL SCHOOL by Joan Holub
by Joan Holub, illustrated by James Dean
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 25, 2017

"Doesn't measure up. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Five tools—Hammer, Screwdriver, Tape Measure, Pliers, and Saw—go to school for the first time to learn to build on their skills. Read full book review >