Put on your dancing shoes—Pete is ready to boogie!
Join Pete the Cat in a brand-new story from New York Times bestselling author-illustrator team James and Kimberly Dean! Pete is learning a new dance—the Cool Cat Boogie! When he hears a groovy beat, he’s full of happy in his feet. But when Grumpy Toad tells him, “Pete, you dance all wrong!” Pete is determined to become a better dancer. With the help of his friends and some wise words from Owl, Pete learns that he’s his grooviest when he’s being himself. Includes step-by-step dance moves so readers can dance along with Pete!
Don't miss Pete's other adventures, including 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 Bedtime Blues and Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes.
|Series:||James Dean's Pete the Cat Series|
|File size:||26 MB|
|Note:||This product may take a few minutes to download.|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
James Dean’s art has sold in more than ninety galleries and shops across the United States. He has devoted his paintings to Pete the Cat for fifteen years and has turned his natural love for cats into his life’s work. James published his first adult book, The Misadventures of Pete the Cat, a history of his artwork, in 2006. He illustrated his first self-published children’s book, Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes, in 2008, and the follow-up book, Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes, in 2011. James lives in Savannah, Georgia, with his wife, four cats, and one dog. You can visit him online at www.petethecat.com.
In 2004, Kimberly & James Dean sat down at their kitchen table to work on a children's book together. Their dream finally became a reality with the release of Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses. Both left corporate jobs in the late nineties (James was an electrical engineer, Kimberly worked in the press office of the governor of Georgia) to pursue their passion for art, and they have experienced a life made up of strange and wonderful coincidences ever since. Pete the Cat has brought magic into their lives. They work in side-by-side studios in Savannah, sharing their home with five cats and Emma the pug.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Glowing Knight by Jodi Meadows follows where it left off in The Hidden Prince and I must say, I loved this one even more! I was right into it from the beginning and got nostalgic feelings for The Orphan Queen. There’s action, mystery and of course those unexpected plot twists Meadows is known for (at least when it comes to TOQ). It’s here Tobiah goes on his first ‘dangerous mission’ trying to catch a dangerous criminal who’s been using magic to threaten and hurt people. Tobiah’s professor is the most recent victim, making the need for justice even more important. Tobiah is 99.9% sure who’s responsible and feels annoyance at his father’s lack of trust in him. Even though this is his first adventure, it was interesting to see him noting mistakes and what to do/not to do on the next mission – already planning ahead when he hasn’t even caught his first bad guy! Tobiah is determined to solve the problems threatening Skyvale one by one. Furthermore, we get on an even more personal level with Tobiah than in The Hidden Prince. Like THP, the reader is again feeling that frustration and betrayal but also humour and fear – terrifying fear at James not becoming his bodyguard and losing whatever freedom Tobiah might have afforded with him. Lastly, I loved that the author added in a legend originating with Skyvale and the Indigo Kingdom. It made that insider’s look on the city even more amazing since this experience is slightly different from how we experience Skyvale in TOQ. I recommend this to anyone wanting a deeper insight on the Indigo Kingdom. You won’t regret picking it up!
This was even better than the first novella. We start to see a real story arc happen. And Tobiah starts to become who we know him to be in The Orphan Queen. I still adore Meadows' writing. It's beautifully descriptive in all of her books, including her novellas. There is much more action in this installment, and I laughed a few times at Tobiah, thinking of him mostly only as the way I already knew him (which of course was silly, he had to get there somehow, right?). It was fun watching his troubles and the way he conquered them. And I still love his best-buds relationship with James. Even the teaser of The Mirror King at the end was perfect. It had me at the edge of my seat the entire time I was reading, and it ended right at a cliffhanger. I can't wait for the next novella and of course The Mirror King to be released. If you like any of Jodi Meadows' books, read The Orphan Queen. And then you'll want to start these novellas right away!
Reading this short story was so much fun. I adore being inside the head of Tobiah. I'm not going to say too much about this one, just that it is amazing. And I loved the closer look on Tobiah and who he is as a person. This story shares how Tobiah first started going outside the castle walls. It is so much fun. Well, okay, it isn't going all that well for him, lol, but I loved reading about it. And I adore how close he and James are. They are amazing friends. And I like them both so much. Sigh. The Glowing Knight is a gorgeous short story. It is fun and exciting and a bit heartbreaking too. I loved reading every moment :) I won't say more about what this story is about, just know that it is all kinds of interesting and I enjoyed every moment. Five stars for this precious story. I just loved getting to read more about Tobiah :D He is my very favorite. And oh. There are two more chapters of The Mirror King at the end of this one, and they are perfection. Ahh. So much love. I just adored this short story so much. So glad that I read it. I cannot wait to read the other ones :D And to finally read The Mirror King.
These Novellas are just getting better and better. Seriously. I love love love reading the beginning stages to The Black Knife's creation. I love how Tobiah isn't awesome or amazing--he's clumsy and slow, but he wants to learn. I'm so in love with his character, and I like that Jodi can take her time and show us his journey. The mystery and plot gets even deeper--well it's not as much a mystery as a frustration Knowing, but needing to prove type thing. But still. The stakes are set and can't wait to read the next two!