Young Reader in the Making

Young Reader in the Making

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Book 254: Pete the Cat, The First Thanksgiving

Pete the Cat:  The First Thanksgiving, by Kimberly and James Dean, Harper Collins, 2013.  Preschool to Early Elementary.

Pete the Cat:  The First Thanksgiving LOOKS like the Pete the Cat that I have come to love, but he doesn't SOUND like the Pete the Cat I have come to love.  *sigh*  I miss Eric Litwin already.

Pete the Cat is in a Thanksgiving play, so he recounts the story of the first Thanksgiving.  The story is adequate, but not especially good, and definitely nowhere near close to the singing "It's all good" Pete in books past.

The artwork is still brilliant.  Actually, it feels like the artwork was created first and the story was filled in around it.

As a general rule, I find that really excellent illustrators do not make really excellent storytellers.  This book does not break that rule.

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