I’m so excited to share one of our all-time favorite series, Pete the Cat! This series has a number of books for all ages including picture books, “I Can Read” books, song books, activity books, and storybooks. So far, we’ve started by adding 4 of the 7 books in the picture book series: Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons, Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes, Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses, and Pete the Cat and the Cool Cat Boogie. Every book has a fun, rocking story following the coolest, chill cat, Pete, and my favorite part: a colorful and upbeat life lesson.
We’ve been loving the Pete the Cat series since we were first introduced to Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons at our Mommy and Me class when Bash was just a year old. The colorful illustrations immediately captured his attention and I fell in love with the groovy and fun story! We now enjoy learning the basics of subtraction and Bash excitedly participates in the countdown.
Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes is “all good!” With a catchy tune (check out their official song or just make up your own groovy tune) just begging for interaction, this is another fun story and great way to introduce colors. I also love the final takeaway [spoiler alert!], “no matter what you step in, keep on walking along and singing your song.”
While Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses isn’t quite as sing-songy and silly as the originals in the series, Bash loves the characteristic colorful illustrations and I love the great message around the power of turning a frown upside down.
Pete the Cat and the Cool Cat Boogie is the latest in the series and was a great addition to our Pete library, especially since Bash loves to tear up the dance floor. While we’ve attempted to learn the Cool Cat Boogie, we’re taking a cue from Pete himself and enjoy making up our own killer moves.
Have you enjoyed any of the other Pete the Cat books? Which one should we read next?