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 Pete the cat : play ball! (My first I can read book, Pete the cat)
 Author: Dean, James

 Publisher:  HarperCollins (2013)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: 31 p., col. ill., 31 cm.

 BTSB No: 264762 ISBN: 9780062110671
 Ages: 4-6 Grades: K-1

 Subjects:
 Conduct of life -- Fiction
 Cats -- Fiction
 Baseball -- Fiction
Genres:
Sports
Humorous Fiction
Animals

Price: $13.67

Summary:
Pete the Cat learns that it's not whether you win or lose but how you play the game.

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 1.20
   Points: .5   Quiz: 159071
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 1.10
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 71001

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (-) (03/01/13)
   School Library Journal (07/01/13)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 07/01/2013 PreS-Gr 2— In Big Lunch, Pete decides to make a sandwich. Of course, the more he adds, the bigger it becomes. This is a good thing because he is really, really hungry. He forgets to remove the wrappers and adds cans, jars, and boxes to the ever-teetering tower of items. As he piles on the food, children's giggles will grow right along with the expanding "sandwich." Once it becomes too big for the small cat to consume, he must think of a clever solution to his dilemma, which he does with a little help from his friends. In Play Ball!, Pete is baseball ready and his team, the Rocks, are facing the Rolls in a big game. The players warm up and, when the game is over, both sides greet one another with high fives. Even though Pete does not play his best game, he has a good attitude about making mistakes and not being sad about errors he made. This is a great title to spark a discussion about sportsmanship. In both books, simple cartoon art in bold colors and large text make the books a treat for beginning readers.—Janene Corbin, Rosebank Elementary School, Nashville, TN - Copyright 2013 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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