Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by James Dean and Eric Litwin

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons
Created and illustrated by James Dean
Story by Eric Litwin
Genre: Children’s Picture Book – Math Stories
Age: 4-7; Grades: Preschool to 2
Pages: 40 Jacketed Hardcover 8 1/2 x 11
Date Published: May 2012
Publisher: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Children’s

Pete the Cat is wearing his favorite shirt—the one with the four totally groovy buttons. But when one falls off, does Pete cry? Goodness no! He just keeps on singing his song—after all, what could be groovier than three groovy buttons? Count down with Pete in this rocking new story from the creators of the bestselling Pete the Cat books.

How much fun! We are always on the search for fun and educational reads and Pete the Cat definitely fits both those categories. I had heard the name before but had not ever experienced one of his adventures and I’m quite delighted with …His Four Groovy Buttons and will be looking for the former and future adventures as well. What could be better than to combine fun, rhymes, music and mathematics for kids?!

*Thanks to HarperCollins for providing a copy for review.*

Eric Litwin (aka Mr. Eric) is a popular performer who has recorded several award-winning children’s music CDs. Eric is also the cofounder of the Learning Groove™, a dynamic early learning music company. You can visit him online at

James Dean knew he had found something special when he painted Pete, a black kitten he discovered in a cage at the animal shelter. James lives with his wife, Kim, also an artist, and five cats (Bob, Frida, Yoko, Audrey, and Marilyn). You can visit him online at

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