Pete the Cat Saves Christmas

Pete the Cat Saves Christmas

Picture Book - 2012
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When Santa falls ill and Christmas may have to be canceled, Pete the cat comes to the rescue.
Publisher: New York : Harper, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780062110626
Branch Call Number: E FIC DEAN
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Dean, James 1957-- Illustrator


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vpl_childrens Dec 17, 2015

This is Pete the Cat’s totally groovy take on the Night Before Christmas poem. Kids will be singing along to Pete’s new song: “At Christmas we give, so give it your all!”

kristyhillius Dec 05, 2015

Great pictures! Good story to encourage giving. My kids liked it, but it is not a book that they wanted to read again.

kimrae Jan 07, 2013

Cute story and is a good reminder of the spirit of Christmas. Illustrations, as usual, are fun and colourful.

McIndoo Dec 12, 2012

Another Pete the Cat great story! The message of this book is very sweet, reminds us that Christmas is a time to give and help, but the song is not as upbeat or as catchy as in Litwin's other books. I noticed in storytime that the parents liked this book more than the children, which wasn't the case for Pete the Cat's other adventures. A great book for parents and children to enjoy together at Christmas and talk about the real meaning of this time of the year.

SPL_Childrens Dec 12, 2012

Pete the Cat, a favourite character in the world of children’s picture books, returns for a fourth adventurein Pete the Cat Saves Christmas.

On the day before Christmas, Santa, sick with a winter chill, knows that he won’t be able to deliver the toys from his workshop to children around the world that night. He phones his friend, Pete the Cat, for help.

Ditching his surfboard, Pete sets out for the North Pole from his home in Key West, driving his red minibus. Despite his fear that he might be too small to complete Santa’s huge task, he is determined to “give it his all” … and this is exactly what he does. Upon reaching the North Pole, the reindeer are hitched to his minibus and they set off around the world – successfully - to make Santa’s Christmas Eve toy deliveries. (“The minibus flew, just like in a movie. / Pete
the Cat cried, “This is totally groovy!”)

Eric Litwin’s humourous, playful parody of The Night Before Christmas, told in catchy rhyming verse, highlights the true meaning of Christmas with its positive message of sharing, caring and giving. The bright, amusing artwork of illustrator James Dean adds to the enormous appeal of this laid-back, “cool” cat with his customary dead-pan expression. Young listeners will love this story!

Eric Litwin and James Dean have also collaborated on Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons, Pete the Cat I Love my White Shoes and Pete the Cat Rocking in my School Shoes, all of which can be found at the Stratford Public Library.


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SPL_Childrens Dec 12, 2012

SPL_Childrens thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 8


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