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Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons (original 2012; edition 2012)

by Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illustrator)

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Title:Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons
Authors:Eric Litwin
Other authors:James Dean (Illustrator)
Info:HarperCollins (2012), Hardcover, 40 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:*****
Tags:easy, math, k-3

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Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin (2012)

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This is a fiction book about a cat that wears a sweater with 4 groovy buttons. Throughout the day, his buttons pop off but Pete never gets sad, all he does is sing his song. This is a good book to teach simple subtraction as well as repetition. ( )
  MankinSamara | Apr 13, 2017 |
I love these books so much, this one is about pete the cat with a button up shirt and throughout the story he keeps loosing his buttons but still signs his song.

I think that this is just a fun book for young children to sing along with.

preschool and younger. ( )
  alizadawn | Apr 13, 2017 |
Pete the Cat goes out with his favorite shirt and throughout his day he keeps loosing the buttons. Does he get upset? Goodness no! He keeps on going and singing his song.
  kathleenkarakey | Apr 11, 2017 |
Pete is a funky little cat with a cool, laid-back attitude. He is faced with hard, emotional situations - the loss of his totally groovy buttons on his favorite shirt, one by one, until he is left with none. But does he cry? Goodness no! Nothing gets to him as he keeps on singing! ( )
  JacquelineWelsh | Apr 4, 2017 |
There are 3 reasons why I like this book. First I like how the pictures are so detailed, but still look like they were painted. For instance, all of the buttons on Pete's shirt have different color buttons and they are all bright colors which draw your attention to them. Secondly, I like the way they the illustrator used different font sizes and colors to bring the story to life. For example, when a button pops off the button is enlarged on a different part of the page and the word "pop" is in big letters by it. Additionally, the catch phrase "buttons come and buttons go" and the numbers are all in different colors so that they stand out. Finally I like the way that this book works in things like simple math facts for the children while still being interesting. While this book is fun to read, its also educational. The math facts are only subtracting one from the larger number since only one button was falling off at a time, but it's still good for younger kids who are just being introduced to things like subtraction. The main idea of the book is to stay positive, like the next to last page says, " 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." Overall I feel that its meant to show kids that even if they are having problems that there is always going to be something positive, even if its remembering that you still have a belly button after you've lost all of the buttons off of your shirt.
  vfromm1 | Mar 28, 2017 |
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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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