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Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes [NOOK Book]

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Check out Pete the Cat in his cool school shoes!

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Overview

Check out Pete the Cat in his cool school shoes!

In this NOOK Kids Read to Me book, children can choose to hear the story read aloud, tap to enlarge text and pinch & stretch to zoom in on pictures.
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In his debut picture book outing, Pete the Cat strutted out in his white shoes; now he's one fleet-footed feline in his shiny school shoes. With its cute pictures, a good choice for young school-bound pet lovers.

Publishers Weekly
In his previous outing, blue cat Pete proved his ability to roll with the punches when his white sneakers were accidentally stained red. Sporting the red treads for the first day of school (they match his electric guitar), Pete is again unflappable. "Pete has never been to the library before! Does Pete worry? Goodness, no! He finds his favorite book and sings his song." School setting aside, little differentiates this book from its predecessor. There's humor to be found in the deadpan expressions of Pete and his fellow cats as he sits with friends in the lunchroom, plays at recess, and solves math problems on the board. But whether the simple refrain and Pete's blasé attitude actually assuage anxious schoolgoers is another story. Pete's song is available as a download. Ages 3–7. (Aug.)
School Library Journal
PreS-K—In this sequel to Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes (HarperCollins, 2010), Pete is enjoying a day at school. He explores the library, the lunchroom, and the playground, singing happily with each new discovery. As with the first book, this feline is unflappable. He doesn't worry about noise, confusion, or the unfamiliar and takes everything in stride. The problem with this book seems to be the target audience. The repetition and the simple concepts in the first book appeal largely to the preschool set. That same structure is present here, but a school setting that features a library, a lunchroom, riding a school bus, etc., would seem to indicate a child in kindergarten, who has probably moved beyond Pete. Dean's cartoon illustrations are bright and cheerful, although Pete alternates between walking erect with two sneakers and walking on all fours wearing four. Purchase if you service a large preschool population where the first title is popular, but elementary schools can probably pass in favor of something with a little more substance.—Grace Oliff, Ann Blanche Smith School, Hillsdale, NJ
Kirkus Reviews

Pete, the strangely popular musical cat, is back (Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes, 2010), this time showing off all the things he can do in his school shoes.

"Pete is going to school, / and he sings this song: / 'I'm rocking in my school shoes, / I'm rocking in my school shoes, / I'm rocking in my school shoes.' " Readers follow the self-confident Pete through his day as he tackles each new experience. Never been to the library? "Does Pete worry? / Goodness, no!" He just reads in his school shoes. From the lunchroom to the playground, Pete eats, sings, paints, adds and writes. Repetitive refrains abound, giving children the chance to chime in, and there is also an opportunity to guess Pete's destination from clues within the text. As in Pete's first outing, there is not much here to get excited about. It seems to be all about the tune and the song that Pete sings. Luckily, the book includes a gift card with a link to a downloadable song (unheard). Dean's Pete is a hip, laid-back navy-blue cat in enormous high-top red sneakers and sometimes carries a red electric guitar. The long, skinny characters all have half-closed eyes, and all are devoid of facial expression.

As Pete would say, "It's all good," ...unless you don't know the tune—then you just won't get it. (Picture book. 3-7)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062105196
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Series: Pete the Cat Series
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: NOOK Kids Read to Me
  • Sales rank: 45,487
  • Age range: 3 - 7 Years
  • Lexile: AD600L (what's this?)
  • File size: 28 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

James Dean

Eric Litwinis a guitar-strumming, song-singing, banjo-picking, tale-telling, song-writing, national-award-winning, music-producing, fun, folksy type of guy. He loves to blend song and story together and is inspired by the depth and simplicity of folk songs and folktales. Eric is a popular performer, delighting thousands of children and families every year. He has recorded two award-winning children's music CDs.

In 2004, Kimberly & James Dean sat down at their kitchen table to work on a children's book together. Their dream finally became a reality with the release of Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses. Both left corporate jobs in the late nineties (James was an electrical engineer, Kimberly worked in the press office of the governor of Georgia) to pursue their passion for art, and they have experienced a life made up of strange and wonderful coincidences ever since. Pete the Cat has brought magic into their lives. They work in side-by-side studios in Savannah, sharing their home with five cats and Emma the pug.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted September 12, 2011

    Pete really rocks!!!

    I bought this book after discovering Pete the Cat this summer. I have two boys that LOVE these books. I also teach first grade and my class is hooked on Pete. They have been singing and retelling the stories for days! Pete is so upbeat and fun that you can't help but have fun and smile with the kids. Plus Pete teaches the lesson that no matter what happens, don't give up and to keep going. He helps the kids understand that attitude is very important especially when things go wrong. This book is a must have for any teacher of young children.

    21 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2011

    Highly recommended - great book!

    I bought 2 copies of this book - one for each grandson. They're both 3 and enjoyed the book tremendously. By the third straight read-through (that would be 6 times for grandma!) they each knew the book well. We also downloaded the free song to go with it. In addition, each one's older siblings were soon reading the bookand singing the song with them!

    16 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 4, 2011

    Wonderful interactive story!

    My PreK class loved Pete's first book and I am so excited to begin my school year with Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes. Children have the opportunity to interact with the text from the beginning as we learn about Pete's day at school and sing his catchy song together. Each section describes a location in the school building and asks the reader "Where is Pete?" .....perfect for a followup discussion after our school tour. There is a free download at the publisher's site for a copy of Mr. Eric reading and singing the story (my class has always preferred to hear Mr. Eric read). Pete is perfect for young emergent readers, as they quickly learn the repetition and are "reading" it in no time by themselves. Wonderful book!!!

    11 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2012

    Pete is awesome

    Love Pete. He rocks

    9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 11, 2011

    very very cool

    i think it's cool

    7 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2012

    Great book!!!!!

    My son loves this book. Well worth it. Loves the singing. Best buy yet.


    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2012

    Read it!!!!

    My sister and I love this book! It is so funny!!!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2012

    *****

    I love Pete the Cat books! This one is great! I work in a preschool room and ALL the kids love Pete the Cat!!! Keep them coming!

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 18, 2011

    Huge Hit with Kinders!

    I bought this book for our school library and our kindergarten teachers shared it with their students. They LOVED it! The students went home singing the downloadable tune. The parents even commented on how much their children loved this book. It's a very good introduction to school.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 14, 2011

    a fun read and cute art work

    well done for target age group

    4 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 27, 2012

    We love the Pete the Cat books. They are even more fun on the No

    We love the Pete the Cat books. They are even more fun on the Nook tablet! My grandson can't get enough.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2012

    Pete the cat

    I've read some of these books at a library before their quite good

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2013

    Such a cool cat

    I bought this book as well as another Pete the Cat book to give my 4 year old niece for her birthday. The illustrations are so bright and colorful and I know she would enjoy them.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2013

    Isabella

    Did you know that you can not get a free sample

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2013

    I love book its the best

    Yall wont tobees i hate yall cuz yall want to still my book so they love me because im young cute fly fresh im the famous girl on you tube im young lyical look me up and look at my vidos haterz love me i keep it real Queen of SWAG

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2011

    very cool

    i think it's cool

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2014

    Worst

    Worst book ever

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2014

    Check it out! The kids will love it!

    As with all the other "Pete the Cat" books, this silly cat never fails to entertain my children. The songs are catchy and I hear my kids chanting them long after the story is over. We never get tired of reading about that "groovy" cat!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 22, 2013

    Rocking In My School Shoes is Great Fun

    I love reading this to my son - and it is one of the high rotation books in his evening mix!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2013

    I like Pete the Cat because he is sings good songs and keeps sin

    I like Pete the Cat because he is sings good songs and keeps singing his song. I think he should be on tv. From a 1st grader at Larsen Elementary

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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