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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 330L (What's this?)
  • Series: Pete the Cat
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (October 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062275569
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062275561
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.8 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (144 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,292 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In the original story, “Grumpy Toad” was “King Grumpy.” This was his original motorcycle.

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This is an ink sketch of Pete the Cat and Turtle.

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Pete the Cat shares a ride with Grumpy Toad in this piece of art that was not used in the final book.

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In this color sketch of Pete the Cat and Alligator, Pete’s magic sunglasses have a slightly different frame.

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This is a sketch from an earlier draft of the book with King Grumpy on his throne.

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From School Library Journal

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

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I love the Pete the Cat books and so do the kids.
Yvonne Best-Proctor
The colors are so great in this book and it was a fun to read book.
Ana Lee Wade
Eric Litwin didn't write this book, and it shows.
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Sara B. Simpkins on November 14, 2013
Format: Hardcover
This children's librarian is SO disappointed. The first three Pete the Cat books have a groovy charm that makes them read-aloud hits with everyone from three-year-olds to third graders. (I haven't read them to older kids -- yet.) They fly off the shelves at my public library -- if you want a Pete the Cat book, you'll probably have to place a hold and wait for a while. Unfortunately, the magic is missing from Magic Sunglasses, and so is author/musician Eric Litwin. I hope Pete can get his groove back, but I suspect that Litwin's absence is the problem. Come back, Eric! Pete the Cat needs you!
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Louise C. Helkowski on November 1, 2013
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I love the message and, of course, the illustrations, but it lacks the whimsy of the other Pete the Cat books. The kids loved to sing along with the songs and to shout out the phrases that were repeated in the first books (ex. "Goodness, no!") I hope this is not the end of Pete the Cat. Please bring Eric Litwin back.
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Cat Owner on October 7, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
This book pales in comparison with the other books. While its predecessors were witty and charming, this book is not. I'm sorry to say that the writing and the story felt forced, like it is trying too hard to recapture the feel of I Love My White Shoes and Four Groovy Buttons. One of the best things about these books are the accompanying songs and this clearly lacks that. It pains me to write this review because Pete the Cat is a HUGE favorite in our house but it seems that with the exit of the previous author, the magic went out with him.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Rachael on October 1, 2013
Format: Hardcover
Although I do like this book, it's obvious that it was not written by Eric Litwin. I really miss Eric Litwin's Pete the Cat books.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer McBride on October 26, 2013
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Not as good as the first three Pete books. Disappointed. It's not all good anymore! Not sure if I'll buy any new Pete books if the writing is like this.
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34 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Jim Williams on October 7, 2013
Format: Hardcover
OK.. this book starts with Pete the Cat being grumpy. What, No, It is suppose to be all good!! It is clear on every page this is not written by Eric Litwin. Who is Kimberly Dean? Is this James Dean's wife? I feel a little Yoko Ono situation happening!! I miss the original Pete the Cat.. But would Pete cry? Goodness no because writers come and writers go. The moral of this story is: do not let your family member mess up a good series!!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Laura A. Jackson on December 11, 2013
Format: Hardcover
You can tell there's a different author for this book.
I read this to a few kindergarten classes and thought there were too many words (as opposed to the other Pete the Cat books). I also thought it didn't flow as well.

The same great message is still there, and for that, it's worth a read
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Omar Egan on October 3, 2013
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Fun little book for yougsters, quite short and not as funny as the others in the series, but perfectly fine for bedtime.
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