All bookseller links are provided so you can get more information about a book. We have affiliate relationships with Barefoot Books, Amazon.com, and Tapestry Books. All revenue generated from sales through these venues is used strictly to cover website costs and minimize donation requests and fundraising campaigns.
    OR        



If parents understood the huge educational benefits and intense happiness brought about by reading aloud to their chil... More


      Printer Friendly

Click cover to buy:

PETE THE CAT SAVES CHRISTMAS

Author: James Dean

Illustrator: James Dean

Reserve at the Library

Publisher: Harper, and Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,

Material: hard cover

Summary: "Never!" cried Santa. "Let's call Pete the Cat!" In this rockin' new spin on the traditional tale The Night Before Christmas, Pete the Cat proves that giving your all in the spirit of Christmas is the totally groovy thing to do. This seasonal picture book has a rhyme that helps developing readers

Type of Reading: bedtime story, playtime reading, read aloud book, learning to read, developing reader

Recommended Age: read together: 2 to 7; read yourself: 6 to 9

Interest Level: 2 to 8

Reading Level: 2.2

Young Reader Reaction: Review pending.

Adult Reader Reaction: This is great fun to read. Pete's refrain about "giving it your all" will resonate with parents who want kids to remember the true meaning of Christmas! The story has a Twas the Night Before Christmas cadence, but a very original, modernized tale.

Pros: Bright illustrations, a selfless cat, and a great story combine for this picture book destined to become a holiday reading tradition.

Cons: None, really. People who don't have access to a computer won't be able to hear and download an audio reading and the free song.

Borrow or Buy: Buy. This is a book that will easily become a family tradition.

If You Liked This Book, Try: PETE THE CAT; I LOVE MY WHITE SHOES   OLIVE, THE OTHER REINDEER   IT'S HOLIDAY TIME!

Educational Themes: This is a story meant for pleasure reading, but there are definitely lessons to share: trying your best, pitching in, doing a job even if its "not mine," caring.

Notes: The publisher donated a copy of this book knowing that we would consider it for review and provide an independent, unbiased profile. This book will be given to a nonprofit to help readers in need.

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book series, Christmas, animal characters, rhyme

Date(s) Reviewed: November 2012

Other Reviews: See Critics Reviews at barnesandnoble.com; and reader feedback at amazon.com.




                 

Copyright © 2003 - 2017. The Reading Tub, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The Reading Tub and Turning a Page ... Opening the World are registered trademarks of The Reading Tub Inc.
No use of these trademarks is permitted without written approval of The Reading Tub, Inc.
Privacy Policy.     Site developed by Sites2BeSeen.