Some would say that us trying to review a children’s book is a stretch. They’re probably right. But we have (sorta) done it before and we’re gonna do it again.
It’s a lot easier this time because we know two discerning consumers who love it. At ages 3 and 6, our critical advisors, who have had a copy of the original self-published Pete the Cat for well over a year, know it by heart.
The simple but inspired story of Pete the Cat is a lesson in optimism and attitude. It’s also a lot of fun with James Dean’s wonderful drawings and the accompanying mp3 featuring local music teacher and author, “Mr. Eric” Litwin. Soon enough your kids will be singing along, waving their arms and saying “Goodness, no!” – it’s a great antidote for the tears, we promise.
The best way to experience Pete the Cat is live and in person. You can do that this Saturday, March 6, at the official Book Release Party at Little Shop of Stories. Mr. Eric will sing and James will draw Pete live as they lead everyone through this delightful story. Copies of the new HarperCollins addition will be available too. The fun begins at 7pm.
Should you skip it? Goodness, no!