Pete the Cat's Super Cool Reading Collection
By James Dean, Illustrated by James Dean
Learning to read has never been so groovy! From New York Times bestselling artist and author James Dean, these five favorite Pete the Cat paperbacks are sure to make reading fun for early readers.
With five super-cool stories in one box for reading on the go, this collection of My First I Can Reads is perfect for shared reading with a child. Books at this level feature basic language, word repetition, and whimsical illustrations, ideal for sharing with emergent readers. The active, engaging stories have appealing plots and lovable characters, encouraging children to continue their reading journey.
Included in this box are five favorite Pete the Cat I Can Read books:
Pete the Cat: Play Ball!
Pete the Cat: Pete's Big Lunch
Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach
Pete the Cat: A Pet for Pete
Pete the Cat: Too Cool for School
This boxed set of My First I Can Read paperbacks is an excellent choice to share in the home or classroom, in particular for children ages 3 to 6. Parents and teachers would welcome a gift of this set of Pete the Cat My First I Can Read bestsellers!
James Dean is the original creator and illustrator of Pete the Cat. He is a self-taught artist originally from Fort Payne, Alabama. His passion for drawing became apparent at a young age, and as a child, you could find James drawing his favorite characters like Snoopy and Yogi Bear.
James earned his degree in electrical engineering from Auburn University and went on to work for Georgia Power for a number of years. Eventually, he was called to pursue his art full-time and began selling his work at art festivals around the Southeast.
It was during this time that he began creating paintings and drawing of his cat, Pete. The little blue cat showed up as a character in James’s artwork around 1999 and has been a permanent fixture ever since.
James Dean’s art has been sold in more than ninety galleries and shops across the United States. He has devoted his paintings to Pete the Cat for fifteen years and turned his natural love for cats into his life’s work. James published his first book, The Misadventures of Pete the Cat, a history of his artwork, in 2006, and he illustrated his first self-published children’s book, Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes, in 2008. There are now almost 100 published Pete the Cat titles with more coming out all the time.
James is humbled every day by the success that this groovy blue cat has brought him. He says positively affecting children’s lives is his number one priority, and he is grateful to have such an amazing audience to work for.
Illustrated by James Dean
On Sale: 07/08/2014
Trimsize: 9.250 x 6.120 in
JUVENILE FICTION / Readers / Beginner
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Cats
JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories