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James Dean (1) (1957–)

Author of Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes

For other authors named James Dean, see the disambiguation page.

136+ Works 56,107 Members 723 Reviews

About the Author

James Dean was born in 1957, in Fort Payne, Indiana. He attended Auburn University and completed an engineering degree, before eventually following his dream to of being a full-time artist. He became an Illustrator, and his collaboration with Eric Litwin led to the success of their book Pete the show more Cat and His White Shoes. He is the illustrator of all the books in the Pete the Cat series. Several of James Dean's Pete the Cat titles including Pete the Cat: Valentine's Day Is Cool, Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure, Pete the Cat and the New Guy, and Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2015. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

Series

Works by James Dean

Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes (2008) — Illustrator — 5,446 copies
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons (2012) — Illustrator — 4,382 copies
Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes (2011) — Illustrator — 4,042 copies
Pete the Cat: Pete's Big Lunch (2013) 2,654 copies
Pete the Cat: Play Ball! (2013) 2,225 copies
Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach (2013) 1,990 copies
Pete the Cat Saves Christmas (2012) — Illustrator — 1,903 copies
Pete the Cat: A Pet for Pete (2014) 1,738 copies
Pete the Cat's Train Trip (2015) 1,556 copies
Pete the Cat and the Bad Banana (2014) 1,332 copies
Pete the Cat: Scuba-Cat (2016) 1,259 copies
Pete the Cat: Snow Daze (2016) 824 copies
Pete the Cat: Cavecat Pete (2015) 787 copies
Pete the Cat and the Tip-Top Tree House (2017) — Author — 697 copies
Pete the Cat: Go, Pete, Go! (2016) 672 copies
Pete the Cat: Sir Pete the Brave (2016) — Author — 664 copies
Pete the Cat: Trick or Pete (2017) 643 copies
Pete the Cat: Robo-Pete (2015) 509 copies
Pete the Cat's Trip to the Supermarket (2019) — Author — 466 copies
Pete the Cat: Crayons Rock! (2020) — Author — 268 copies
Pete the Cat's Got Class (2016) 255 copies
Pete the Kitty Goes to the Doctor (2019) — Author — 247 copies
Pete the Cat's Family Road Trip (2020) — Author — 237 copies
Pete the Cat's World Tour (2019) 202 copies
Liftoff: The Story of America's Adventure in Space (1988) — Illustrator — 153 copies
Pete the Cat: Meet Pete (2017) 65 copies
Pete the Cat: Secret Agent (2020) — Author — 56 copies
Pete the Cat (2010) 26 copies
Pete the Cat Saves Up (2023) 19 copies
Adventures of Pete the cat (2014) 17 copies
Pete the Cat: Scaredy-Cat (2017) 8 copies

Associated Works

Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses (2013) — Illustrator — 1,782 copies
Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes (2016) — Illustrator — 1,169 copies
Pete the Cat and the New Guy (2014) — Illustrator — 1,135 copies
Pete the Cat and the Bedtime Blues (2015) — Illustrator — 917 copies
Pete the Cat and the Cool Cat Boogie (2017) — Illustrator — 637 copies
Mighty Dads (2014) — Illustrator — 238 copies
Pete the Kitty and the Groovy Playdate (2018) — Illustrator — 233 copies
Pete the Cat's Groovy Guide to Love (2015) — Illustrator — 176 copies

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Common Knowledge

Birthdate
1957
Gender
male
Relationships
Dean, Kimberly (wife)

Members

Reviews

From what I can find, Pete The Cat Wacky Taco Tuesday was just published in March 2024.
Ages 2-7
 
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melindacarter | Apr 15, 2024 |
This is a classic Pete the Cat book that all kids know and love. Perfect for a back to school read for K-2.
 
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mrsandersonreads23 | 58 other reviews | Apr 14, 2024 |
It's fun and repetitive. It is great for children between the ages of 0-5. It has simple words that the children can say while looking at the book. It is great for early literacy.
 
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usagibunny1 | 190 other reviews | Apr 14, 2024 |

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Statistics

Works
136
Also by
9
Members
56,107
Popularity
#262
Rating
4.0
Reviews
723
ISBNs
770
Languages
1

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