|Pete the cat and his magic sunglasses (Pete the cat)|
Author: Dean, James
Pete the Cat wakes up feeling grumpy--nothing seems to be going his way. But with the help of some magic sunglasses, Pete learns that a good mood has been inside him all along.
|Added Entry - Personal Name:||Dean, Kim|
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|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 2.20
Points: .5 Quiz: 163060
|Reading Counts Information:|
Interest Level: K-2
Reading Level: 1.10
Points: 1.0 Quiz: 70959
School Library Journal (04/01/14)
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School Library Journal - 04/01/2014 PreS-Gr 1—Pete the Cat feels blue until Toad shares his "Cool, Blue, Magic sunglasses" that make birds sing, skies brighten, and the sun shine. He rides his skateboard down the sidewalk and encounters animal friends along the way who are also feeling unhappy or grumpy. He shares his glasses with Squirrel, Turtle, and Alligator to improve their moods, too, until he hits a crack in the sidewalk and his glasses go flying. Wise Old Owl reminds Pete that it doesn't take glasses to make him see things positively; he can find the good in every day on his own. Though fans of the feline may find this story less engaging than the earlier ones, the charming folk-style illustrations reflect the mood of the characters. An animated version of the story is available through the publisher's website.—Lindsay Persohn, University of South Florida, Tampa - Copyright 2014 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.