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Pete the cat and his four groovy buttons / created and illustrated by James Dean ; story by Eric Litwin.

Litwin, Eric, (author.). Dean, James, 1957- (illustrator.).

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  • 38 of 59 copies available at SC LENDS.

Current holds

1 current hold with 59 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
AHJ - Pratt Memorial Branch E LIT (Text) 30365100775502 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
Anderson - Anderson Main Library E Litwin Eric (Text) 22960000517408 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
Anderson - Anderson Main Library E Litwin Eric (Text) 22960000934009 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
Anderson - Belton Branch E Litwin Eric (Text) 22960000934017 Juvenile Picture Book On holds shelf -
Anderson - Iva Branch E Litwin Eric (Text) 27237973 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
Anderson - Jennie Erwin Branch E Litwin Eric (Text) 22960001635191 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
 Donated to the Honea Path Library by Honea Path Community Chest 2018: [ m.f. 09-10-2018 @ ACL-MAIN ]
Anderson - Lander Memorial Branch E Litwin Eric (Text) 22960000517416 Juvenile Picture Book Reshelving -
Anderson - Lander Memorial Branch E Litwin Eric (Text) 22960001736783 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
Anderson - Pendleton Branch E Litwin Eric (Text) 22960000530492 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
Anderson - Powdersville Branch E Litwin Eric (Text) 27378900 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062110589
  • ISBN: 0062110586
  • ISBN: 9780062110596
  • ISBN: 0062110594
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Harper, [2012]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"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" -- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 4-7.
Grades Preschool-2.
AD350L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Lexile reading measure : Interest level Ages 4-7 ; 350L.
Subject: Cats > Fiction.
Buttons > Fiction.
Singing > Fiction.
Counting.
Cats > Juvenile fiction.
Buttons > Juvenile fiction.
Singing > Juvenile fiction.
Counting.

Syndetic Solutions - Publishers Weekly Review for ISBN Number 9780062110589
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons
by Litwin, Eric; Dean, James (Illustrator)
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Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

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In his fourth picture book, Pete the Cat loves (and sings about) the buttons on his yellow shirt, but when they pop off one by one, he doesn't freak out: "Did Pete cry? Goodness, no! Buttons come and buttons go." In bold, primary colors, the number of buttons remaining on the shirt appears at left, both as a numeral and written out, and the diminishing buttons are represented in basic equations (3-1=2). Even after all his buttons are gone, Pete takes it as a cue to go surfing. Readers who need a reminder not to sweat the small stuff will find a model of unflappability in Pete. Ages 3-7. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Syndetic Solutions - School Library Journal Review for ISBN Number 9780062110589
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Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons
by Litwin, Eric; Dean, James (Illustrator)
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K-Gr 1-Pete loves his special shirt so much that he just has to sing about it all the time: "My buttons, my buttons,/my four groovy buttons. My buttons, my buttons, my four groovy buttons." It's not one of those songs that will repeat itself in children's heads throughout the day. In fact, it is boring. And, it is a large part of the text. As each button pops off, the song changes to adjust to the number left. The question is asked, "Did Pete cry?/Goodness, no./Buttons come and buttons go." The text is slim and repetitive, and the math problems are very simplistic. The text just does not hold readers' interest, but the illustrations are charming and humorous, with a hint of Chris Raschka's pen and gouache style. The blue-black cat has huge eyes and a deadpan expression as he sits on a skateboard, or a surfboard, while buttons fall off his shirt. No matter what, he maintains a reason to sing. When all the buttons are gone, he remembers he still has a button to sing about: his belly button. Not a first choice.-Mary Hazelton, Elementary Schools in Union, Washington & Waldoboro, ME (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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