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Pete the Cat and the Bad Banana

By James Dean, Illustrated by James Dean

Description

New York Times bestselling author and artist James Dean brings readers along for a hilarious ride with Pete the Cat!

Pete the Cat bites into a bad banana and decides that he never, ever wants to eat bananas again. But Pete really likes bananas! Will a rotten bite ruin Pete's love for this tasty fruit?

This is a special paper-over-board commemorative edition celebrating the 60th anniversary of I Can Read books for beginning readers. Eight bonus pages recount I Can Read’s history, including a time line, never-before-seen sketches, and origin stories of beloved I Can Read characters. This beautiful edition is perfect for gift giving. 

Pete the Cat and the Bad Banana is a My First I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for shared reading with a child.

Contributors

James Dean

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

Details

Imprint: HarperCollins

Format: Hardcover

On Sale: 01/03/2017

ISBN: 9780062572714

ISBN10: 0062572717

Pages: 40

Trimsize: 9.000 x 6.000 in

Subcategory:

JUVENILE FICTION / Readers / Beginner

JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Cats

JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories

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