Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Pete the Cat and His Four GROOVY Buttons by Eric Litwin

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.

So anyway...Pete is a cool cat who wore his favorite shirt with four GROOVY buttons. He loved his shirt so much he sang a song about it. "My buttons, my buttons, my four groovy button..." but one popped off.

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!


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Gerda said...

Cool cat!

Rivergirl said...

I love him.....will you make one for me?