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Pete the Cat: The Wheels on the Bus
     

Pete the Cat: The Wheels on the Bus

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by James Dean
 

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#1 New York Times bestselling artist James Dean makes Pete the Cat groovier than ever in this cool adaptation of "The Wheels on the Bus." Join Pete as he rides on the bus to school with his friends and hears all the different sounds a bus makes as it drives. Fans of Pete the Cat will sing along with Pete in this rendition of a classic favorite

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#1 New York Times bestselling artist James Dean makes Pete the Cat groovier than ever in this cool adaptation of "The Wheels on the Bus." Join Pete as he rides on the bus to school with his friends and hears all the different sounds a bus makes as it drives. Fans of Pete the Cat will sing along with Pete in this rendition of a classic favorite children's song.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Tima Murrell
Pete the Cat is driving a bus for all of the little kittens and one small dog. Following the same rhyming pattern of the popular children’s song, the book takes the reader on a journey through a day of sounds with Pete. The book is written to follow the song, so it is not written in typical narration. Young readers will enjoy the rhyming patterns that can be either read or sung. The illustrator has filled each page with color which helps to bring the story alive. The different fonts make the writing stand out on the brightly colored pages. The simplistic illustrations will appeal to the young reader’s eyes. It could help little singers develop an interest in reading. Young fans of Pete the Cat will love this book and want to add it to their favorites. If children are not familiar with the Pete the cat books yet, they can still enjoy the illustrations and lyrical wording. Reviewer: Tima Murrell AGERANGE: Ages 4 to 8.
School Library Journal
12/01/2013
K-Gr 1—Cool dude Pete the Cat is now driving a yellow school bus and picking up kitties along his route. After covering the traditional lines about horns that go "beep, beep, beep" and wipers that go "swish, swish, swish," this book offers up a surprise conclusion. Pete picks up one lone dog and a few pages later, the pooch is seen driving the bus, while Pete the Cat croons from the rooftop, "Let's Rock Out!" The colorful yellow and blue artwork rendered in the artist's familiar pen-and-ink and watercolor will remind fans of the other Pete books, with their hero sporting that deadpan stare. If your library doesn't already have too many "Wheels on the Bus" clones, Pete the Cat's version is cool.—Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062198716
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/25/2013
Series:
Pete the Cat Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
66,122
Product dimensions:
9.26(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.35(d)
Lexile:
AD580L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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Meet the Author

James Dean’s art has sold in more than ninety galleries and shops across the United States. He has devoted his paintings to Pete the Cat for fifteen years and has turned his natural love for cats into his life’s work. James published his first adult book, The Misadventures of Pete the Cat, a history of his artwork, in 2006. He illustrated his first self-published children’s book, Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes, in 2008, and the follow-up book, Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes, in 2011. James lives in Savannah, Georgia, with his wife, four cats, and one dog. You can visit him online at www.petethecat.com.

James Dean’s art has sold in more than ninety galleries and shops across the United States. He has devoted his paintings to Pete the Cat for fifteen years and has turned his natural love for cats into his life’s work. James published his first adult book, The Misadventures of Pete the Cat, a history of his artwork, in 2006. He illustrated his first self-published children’s book, Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes, in 2008, and the follow-up book, Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes, in 2011. James lives in Savannah, Georgia, with his wife, four cats, and one dog. You can visit him online at www.petethecat.com.

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Pete the Cat: The Wheels on the Bus 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
ZinnKazzy More than 1 year ago
Our son loves this song and it's nice to have a variation on this song in book form. The illustrations, like all Pete the Cat books, are bold, primary colors that are eye catching. This is a fun one to read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very disappointing. I love Pete the Cat Nook books - he is always singing and my granddaughter loves them. But, in this book there is only someone reading the book. And for $6.99 - definitely not worth it.
GrrannyH More than 1 year ago
Cute take off on the song. However, the book is not a board book. I would not recommend it for young toddlers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My kids were so disappointed, as was I, Wittthis Pete the Cat book. We are huge fans of the first 3 Pete books, and this one did not measure up. All it did was say the words to the wheels on the bus song. We often buy Pete on the nook so we can hear the sing song parts of the story. There was none of that in this book. Not the Pete the cat we fell in love with. I will read the book in the store before I buy from now on. I feel like this was a waste for us. My kids are uninterested in reading it again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The narration is flat and the song is spoken instead of sung. The voice is grating which makes this book very unpleasant to listen to . It is not interactive like the best of the pete the cat books. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Would have been so much cuter, if it was interactive like som of the other books. Like the horn could be pushed and beeped.
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Nana97 More than 1 year ago
My granddaughter loves Pete the Cat
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tmurrell2 More than 1 year ago
Pete the Cat is driving a bus for all of the little kittens and one small dog. Following the same rhyming pattern of the popular children's song, the book takes the reader on a journey through a day of sounds with Pete the cat. The book is written to follow the song, so is not written as a story. Young readers will enjoy the rhyming patterns that can be either read or sung. The illustrator has filled each page with color and helps to bring the story alive. The different fonts make the writing stand out on the brightly colored pages. The simplistic illustrations will appeal to the young reader's eyes. It could help little singers develop an interest in reading. Young fans of Pete the cat will love this book and want to add it to their favorites. My children hadn't heard of Pete the cat books yet, but still enjoyed the illustrations and lyrical wording. I received this book free of charge from Children's Lit in exchange for my honest review.