by James Dean (Author) James Dean (Illustrator)
New York Times bestselling author and artist James Dean takes readers along for a fun, groovy adventure with Pete the Cat!
Pete the Cat is ready to play baseball! Pete's team, the Rocks, is playing the Rolls. But when the game doesn't go Pete's way, what will Pete do?
Pete the Cat: Play Ball! is a My First I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for shared reading with a child.
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PreS-Gr 2-- In Big Lunch, Pete decides to make a sandwich. Of course, the more he adds, the bigger it becomes. This is a good thing because he is really, really hungry. He forgets to remove the wrappers and adds cans, jars, and boxes to the ever-teetering tower of items. As he piles on the food, children's giggles will grow right along with the expanding "sandwich." Once it becomes too big for the small cat to consume, he must think of a clever solution to his dilemma, which he does with a little help from his friends. In Play Ball!, Pete is baseball ready and his team, the Rocks, are facing the Rolls in a big game. The players warm up and, when the game is over, both sides greet one another with high fives. Even though Pete does not play his best game, he has a good attitude about making mistakes and not being sad about errors he made. This is a great title to spark a discussion about sportsmanship. In both books, simple cartoon art in bold colors and large text make the books a treat for beginning readers.--Janene Corbin, Rosebank Elementary School, Nashville, TNCopyright 2013 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.