Search Results: "Pete the Cat"


BOOK REVIEW

SPY CAT by Peg Kehret
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Kehret manages to include in her satisfying story humor, commentary about kindness to animals, and the importance of family and friends. (Fiction. 10-12)"
As in a previous outing (The Stranger Next Door, 2001), "co-written" with this collaborator—her own pet—Kehret delivers an exciting, suspenseful thriller that satisfies on several levels, thanks in no small part to the inherent literary talent of said feline and the juicy role in which he cast himself in the drama. Read full book review >

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THE STRANGER NEXT DOOR by Peg Kehret
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"Readers will be caught up in the action even as they are amused by Pete's astute observations and adroit detective work. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Fans of Kehret (Saving Lily, 2001, etc.)—and fans of cats—will appreciate this suspenseful novel about two boys who discover friendship after facing peril. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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: 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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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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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 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 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 >

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PETE THE SHEEP-SHEEP by Jackie French
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 17, 2005

"It's a sweetly fleecy tale of outsider-makes-good, the genially inevitable ending entirely satisfying. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In a sort of "queer eye for the straight sheep," a mild-mannered shearer and his sheep-sheep show a trio of tough shearers how to get in touch with their stylish sides. Read full book review >