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Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons (2012)

by Eric Litwin

Other authors: James Dean (Illustrator)

Series: Pete the Cat (3)

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I like this book for several reasons. First, I like that the author incorporated math into the book by asking how many buttons were left after each one popped off. The illustrations show the math equation that goes with how many buttons were remaining on Pete's shirt. Second, I like the repetition of the song that Pete sings "my buttons, my buttons, my _ groovy buttons". This can be so fun for students to sing along to and engage them in the story during shared readings. Finally, I like that the message of the story is that even though life does not always go the way we would like it to, we should not cry about it! ( )
  estree1 | Mar 25, 2015 |
Pete the Cat starts out with four buttons, but through fun, singsongy text he ends up with only his belly button, and he is perfectly fine with that. “Stuff will come and stuff will go. But do we cry? Goodness, no! We keep on singing.”
  kacieholt | Mar 23, 2015 |
My first Pete the Cat- this is a fun one. The number theme is fun as well. Pete is a nice little guy with a positive spirit. As far as early readers go, this one is worth doing with a young child. I wouldn't mind reading it over and over with them. ( )
  herethere | Mar 18, 2015 |
This book was so cute! I loved it! For starters, it is a fun and engaging book! The students would actually get to sing the song on each page, as well as do some simple math! This book obviously have a lot of repetition. This book follows Pete throughout the book starting with four buttons on his shirt. Throughout the book he keeps losing one at a time, and the reader is asked how many buttons he has left after each one falls off! I think it's great that the book actually interacts with the reader and has a fun little song to sing throughout it. The illustrations were bright and colorful, yet repetitive. It makes sense that the illustrations are repetitive because the book itself is. Each time Pete loses a button, he stresses the importance that it is o.k because things (buttons) come and go! That is the main message of the book and it ends on a strong note exemplifying that "I guess it simply goes to show that stuff will come and stuff will go. But do we cry? Goodness, no! We keep on singing." I think that is a really powerful message to relay to this age group because they need to realize that not everything in life is concrete, and throughout there lives, things and people will come and go, but they can't let that get them down; they need to keep a positive attitude and keep on singing! ( )
  CRoss13 | Feb 23, 2015 |
There are multiple reasons I really enjoyed this book. The first reason is the writing and language of the book. The story incorporates a catchy song. The song aids students in learning how to subtract single numbers. It also helps keep the readers interested and engaged. A second reason I enjoyed this book is due to the plot. Once Pete the Cat but on his favorite shirt, you never knew what silly thing he was going to do next. Page by Page he would loose a button, and there was suspense to find out what would happen when they were all gone. Once Pete lost his last button he was not upset. He then discovered his belly button and continued to sing his catchy song. The main message from this story is "not to cry over spilled milk". Even though Pete had lost all his buttons, he still found something to be positive about. ( )
  acaine1 | Feb 12, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0062110586, Hardcover)

Pete the Cat is wearing his favorite shirt—the one with the four totally groovy buttons. But when one falls off, does Pete cry? Goodness, no! He just keeps on singing his song—after all, what could be groovier than three groovy buttons? Count down with Pete in this rocking new story from the creators of the bestselling Pete the Cat books.

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Pete the cat loves the buttons on his shirt so much that he makes up a song about them, and even as the buttons pop off, one by one, he still finds a reason to sing.

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