Illustrated by James Dean. (I can't make this stuff up!)
So even though I work in a library and am surrounded by books all the time, I am still surprised every now and then by something I missed.
Case in point...Pete the Cat books. I don't know why, but I "missed the boat" on this book. Better late than never? Let's hope so!
So, as I mentioned, I didn't really pay attention to the first couple of books in this series, but I picked up the latest one, PETE THE CAT AND HIS FOUR GROOVY BUTTONS. I laughed so hard and then thought...Holy Hannah, the kids are going to LOVE this at storytime.
Then I thought...Hey...I can make a flannel board out of this to use WITH the story.
So I did. Here is my "Pete," who I drew in bits on separate pieces of construction paper, and then glue together, and laminated.
Here is the deep part: Did Pete cry? No. Buttons come, and buttons go.
That right there spoke to me.
Especially in light of recent changes.
So the funny part of the story is that I was going to sing the song as part of storytime, but I made up my own tune in my head.
Boy was I wrong.
The tune the author came up with was VERY different. And so much fun.
Here is the video:
Now while I am sorry to not have noticed Pete, groovy buttons or no, before, I now get to discover what so many people already know!