Review: Pete the Cat: Pete’s Big Lunch

Pete the Cat: Pete's Big Lunch coverTitle: Pete the Cat: Pete’s Big Lunch
Author/Illustrator: James Dean
Publisher: Harper Collins, $3.99
Publication Date: 2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780062110695
For ages: 4-8
Type: Picture Book

When you’re eyes are bigger than your belly, read Pete the Cat: Pete’s Big Lunch. Pete the Cat is very hungry, so he’s going to make the grooviest sandwich ever. This groovy sandwich will have fish, tomatoes, carrots, eggs, bananas, pickles and topped with mayo. As the sandwich grows, Pete the Cat wonders who will help him eat the sandwich. So, Pete invites his friends over and they devour the sandwich together.

This is part of the “I Can Read” series and geared towards children ages 4 and up. I read this book for toddler storytime and the concepts were easy enough for them to understand. Each child took their turn yelling out what Pete was going to eat next. The pictures are easy enough for children to understand and the overall theme of sharing is explored. The Pete the Cat series is always enjoyable for storytime and is highly recommended for any storytime program.

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