Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin and James Dean is a great book for the Pre-K – Early Elementary crowd.
Pete is one cool cat. One day, while wearing his favorite shirt, one of the buttons popped off. But Pete doesn’t cry – goodness no. He just keeps singing his song. And guess what? Another button pops off. (Get the picture?)
These Pete the Cat books have a fun rhythm and usually work on a small skill (colors, numbers) while getting the point across to just keep on singing when bad things happen.
1. Make Your Own Pete – Make Learning Fun has a cute Pete printable where you can color him and his buttons then cut them out and glue them on him.
2. Do-a-Dot Pete – Make Learning Fun also has some fun Pete the Cat pages that she says to use magnets on, but that would be great Do-A-Dot pages. Print one out for each number of buttons and then use the Do-a-Dot Markers to color it in.
3. Letter Game – First Grade A La Carte has a name the letter game with a race to your button. If your child is ready for that, great. If they’re beyond letter names, have them give you the sound for each letter or a word that starts with that letter (or even a bit harder and they have to give you a word that starts with that letter from a specific catergory i.e. – a vegetable that starts with p!)
Books by Eric Litwin and James Dean
Check out yesterday’s book, Franklin Fibs, and tomorrow’s book, Detective LaRue.
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