Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin and James Dean

Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons, the third book in Eric Litwin and James Dean's popular series, hits shelves on May 1, 2012. I stumbled upon its trailer when it had only one view. I bet many of you can imagine my excitement. Words like yippee, huzzah, w00t, and score left my mouth.

Prepare yourself.
It is hard not to smile, sing along, and dance to this catchy tune. Happy watching!

Pete the Cat was a candidate for the 2012 Road Trip Mascot Contest. He found himself neck and neck with Rocket for second place. This proves that readers young and old are wild about Pete.


Borrow Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons from your school or public library. Whenever possible, please support independent bookshops.


  1. Looking so forward to this book coming out next week. When they were at Dublin Lit Conference in Feb, they sang a bit of this to us and it was definitely fun. Kids are going to love it, I think:-)

  2. Okay, 3 yr old son came running to watch that when he heard the fun music.... A+

    Reserving it at my library as I type ... Oh my, I am number 41 of 41 holds. Worth the wait though! Thanks for the recommendation/video!

  3. I think I was that one view :-). FYI--6th graders will sing this.

  4. I ADORE Pete and this outing is almost as good as the first (and I only say almost because NOTHING can compare to your first exposure to Pete). I have decided that the Pete books are the perfect early literacy books as they combine print awareness (noticeable text), phonological skills (chants/songs to sing), prediction, and are flat-out MEMORABLE. The preschoolers I share them with remember them (and sing the song to me) MONTHS after I've read them and request them repeatedly. Eric Litwin is coming to Colorado this summer to do some programs at my library (and others) and I am beside myself excited. Magical!


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