PreS-Gr 1—Pete the Cat returns, along with some friends, in this amusing bedtime tale. After a day of sun and surfing at the beach, the friends are reluctant for the fun to end. They head to Pete's for a sleepover. There's plenty of chatter and pizza, but a tired Pete gets the blues—he just wants some shut-eye! The logical cure is a bedtime story, which eventually lulls his friends to sleep. VERDICT Fans of the groovy blue cat will enjoy the familiar melodic words and repetition. A solid addition.—Kaitlin Connors, Virginia Beach Public Library
Pete the Cat and his friends are having so much fun playing and surfing in the sun, they don't want the day to end. Pete has an idea—how about a sleepover? Groovy!
As the night gets later, it's time for bed. This cool cat needs to catch some ZZZs, but Pete's friends aren't ready to go to sleep just yet. Then Pete has another idea—a bedtime story! But will it work?
The musical text and comforting repetition are perfect for nighttime read-alouds. Kids will be eager to snuggle under the covers and drift off to sleep to this bedtime story along with Pete’s really cool friends.
Don't miss Pete's other adventures, including Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes, Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes, Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons, Pete the Cat Saves Christmas, Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses, Pete the Cat and the New Guy, Pete the Cat and the Cool Cat Boogie, Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes, Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party, and Pete the Cat: Crayons Rock!
After a fun-filled day at the beach, Pete and his friends decide to continue the fun with a sleepover, but if they can't sleep, will it still be fun? Gus, Alligator, and Toad join Pete at his house, and it's all fun and games until the lights go out for bedtime. "Clap! Clap! Clap!" Toad doesn't want to sleep—he wants to clap. Another round of good nights and the lights go out. "Rat-a-tat-tat!" Gus wants to jam. And then, "Munch! Munch! Munch!" Alligator is hungry. What can Pete do to get a little shut-eye? Maybe his favorite bedtime book holds the answer. As in the rest of the tales featuring Pete, the characters are heavy-lidded and expressionless. Even a day surfing at the beach and a sleepover with friends can't elicit smiles from this group. And Pete, though readers assume that he's increasingly frustrated with his noisy friends, never bats an eyelash or expresses his feelings. Words like "gang," "groovy," "far-out," and "cool cat" try too hard to appeal to Beat Generation wannabes. Much better books about not being able to sleep abound—skip these bedtime blues. (Picture book. 4-8)