Story time is the best time of the day. Whether we're snuggled up on the couch or cozy in our pjs before bed, reading stories with my little ones is one of my favorite things to do. Everyone has a favorite book they remember from their childhood, and every day, parents and kids are discovering new classics of their own. There are many fabulous children's books out there, some of which everyone knows about and others we would have never discovered had my son not simply pulled a random book off a library shelf. I created this blog to share some of these wonderful stories with you. Think of it as a year's worth of the best children's books around, since no day should be without a great story. In the end, I hope we'll all have discovered at least a few new titles that will have made their way onto our list of family favorites. Enjoy!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Day 183: Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

Pete the Cat is one fun feline.  We first heard this story at a library story time a few months back, and it was an instant hit with all of the kids in the room.  There are several books in the Pete the Cat series, but I've only had the privilege of reading two of them so far.  They always seem to be checked out of the library, which is always a good sign that a book is awesome.   In Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons, the ever-fabulous Pete is just rolling along, loving life, when one of the buttons pops off his favorite shirt.  But does he cry?  "Goodness, no!  Buttons come and buttons go!"  He just keeps on singing his song.  One by one, Pete's buttons pop off, until there are none left.  Even so, happy ol' Pete still finds something to sing about.  I just love Pete's attitude, and the funky, colorful illustrations and catchy little tune make the book fantastically fun to read.  Be sure to let yourself really get into the groove while you're reading it, too.  It's much more fun that way!  Pete gives us all a good reminder about not sweating the small stuff, and your children might even find that they learn some subtraction facts along the way, as well.  My kids love everything about this book, and given how many times they have been asking to read it lately, it's a good thing I do, too.



Jeff Rivera said...

Such a colorful book , full of fun and carefree attitude.Also an excellent review, Lauren.
If only we could deal with loss with such a positive a way.A great book for kids and as you said they can learn some subtraction along the way.
I totally recommend you read the rest of the books in the series.

Jeff Rivera

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