Have you heard of Pete the Cat? He is one of the current popular characters in Children’s literature, at least according to children. All of Pete’s books have life lessons. For example, Pete the Cat’s Got Class tells about how Pete got his friend Tom to like and do well at math. Tom is having trouble adding and subtracting, but Pete is the classiest cat around, so teaching his friend should be no problem, right? As Pete says in one of his most popular books, “Buttons come and buttons go. But do we cry? Goodness NO! We keep on singing.”
Pete the Cat books are written and illustrated by James Dean. The illustrations are in bright colors with bold paint strokes. James and his wife Kim left the corporate world to pursue their art, specifically illustrations of Pete. They turned the pictures into stories about life that children love to read.
The latest book just published is Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes. I can’t wait to read this latest story. There is also a web site that children can do interactive things with Pete. You can find it at www.petethecatbooks.com
You can get the book reviewed here, which was Pete the Cat’s Got Class and the latest Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes by James Dean, and more great titles to watch, read, listen to, or play with at the Port Library. This is director Rachel Malay, saying “Thanks for checking us out!”