Pete the Cat
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes is a picture book for children written by Eric Litwin with illustrations by James Dean, published in 2008. Don’t be scared that Pete the Cat will bring you bad luck- he isn’t black at all, he is lovely midnight blue. Instead Pete will entertain and charm you, and you might even wish you had a cat just like Pete. Delightfully portrayed through his various funny activities, Pete will surely keep you smiling all the way until the end of the book.
About the Author and the Illustrator of Pete the Cat Book
The illustrator of Pete the Cat, artist James Dean started out his career as a successful engineer , and eventually became a starving artist, but after the creation of Pete, James is no longer starving, as a matter of fact, he is doing very well.
While still working as an engineer, James Dean began creating paintings of local outdoor scenes and to his utter surprise found out that a number of people were actually willing to buy his work. Eventually, he gave up his engineering career decided to work as an artist full time. James Dean about his work: “I believe that my art is my best natural talent. I need to do art. I really don’t have a choice.”
The author of Pete the Cat Eric Litwin is a guitar strumming, harmonica blowing, banjo picking, book writing, song singing,5 time national award winning, lots of fun type of guy.
Eric Litwin is a popular performing artist who tells musical stories, plays interactive music and brings books to life. He has played at Lincoln Center as well as many schools and libraries all over the country. Litwin has won a Parents Choice Award, The Children’s Music Web Award, iParenting Media Award and many more. He is the co-creator of The Learning Groove program which offers parents and children interactive music classes. Eric Litwin has said that he likes music, cats, books and coffee.
To find out more about the creators of Pete the Cat go to: http://www.ericlitwin.com/.
To find out more about the partnership of Eric Litwin and James Dean, and how Pete the Cat book was created, follow this link: http://www.accessatlanta.com/atlanta-events/atlantas-pete-the-cat-469803.html.
For a free Pete the Cat Song Download, click here: http://www.harpercollinschildrens.com/feature/petethecat/.
You can order Pete the book online here: http://www.harpercollinschildrens.com/books/Pete-Cat/?isbn13=9780061906220&tctid=100.
For an animated Pete the Cat doll performance of Pete’s song, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFCXJYNCyqE&feature=watch_response_rev.
Pete the Cat Toys, Games and other Products
There have been a wide range of products developed with Pete the Cat theme, such as toys, t-shirts, and much more. Below is a list of links to various sources of products.
To buy Pete the Cat stuffed animal toys, click here:.
If you are looking for Pete the Cat T-Shirts, go here: http://www.petethecat.com/product_info.php?products_id=189.
For more interesting gift ideas with a Pete the Cat theme, go to: http://www.petethecat.com/.
To listen to Pete the Cat video song on youtube, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUubMSfIs-U.
About Pete the Cat
Peter the Cat is a fun dude – he goes a’strolling down the street wearing his brand new white shoes that he loves. Naturally, along the way, his shoes no longer remain pure white. They change color from white to red, from red to blue, from blue to brown and from brown to WET! All these colorful messes are the result of Pete stepping as into piles of strawberries, blueberries and more. But these messes don’t seem to effect Pete’s festive mood – no matter what color his shoes acquire, Pete keeps on movin’ and groovin’ and singing along his funky song…and it’s all good. Pete is a wonderful splash of color and positive energy, full of artistic creativity and inspiration.
Pete the Cat Activities
Pete the Cat’s catchy song and colorful story can be a great basis for an exciting preschool lesson. Since there is such an abundance of products and accessories, it’s not hard to put together an entire interactive lesson using the kids’ favorite character. The changing color theme throughout the cat’s funky adventure lends itself beautifully to an array of possible arts and crafts projects.
For additional ideas, go to: http://doodlebugsteaching.blogspot.com/2011/08/pete-cat.html.
Here you can find more great ideas for games and activities based on Pete: http://happyhomefairy.com/2011/08/27/pete-the-cat/.
Here is an adorable 1st graders’ version: http://mrsmathes.blogspot.com/2011/09/pete-cat-blue-cat-with-positively-cool.html.
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