Pete the Cat’s Giant Groovy Book


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    Nine classic I Can Read stories by New York Times bestselling author-illustrator James Dean in one book!

    Pete the Cat is sure to make reading fun for young readers. This paper-over-board bind-up features 9 groovy stories. This collection includes both My First and Level 1 books, making it perfect for young readers who are ready to grow with I Can Read.

    Pete the Cat’s Giant Groovy Book includes eight favorite tales plus a brand-new one exclusive to this collection.

    • Pete the Cat and the Surprise Teacher: MY FIRST
    • Pete the Cat: Sir Pete the Brave: MY FIRST
    • Pete the Cat: Snow Daze: MY FIRST
    • Pete the Cat and the Tip-Top Tree House: MY FIRST
    • Pete the Cat and the Lost Tooth: MY FIRST
    • Pete the Cat and the Groovy Bake Sale: MY FIRST
    • Pete the Cat Goes Camping: LEVEL 1
    • Pete the Cat and the Cool Caterpillar: LEVEL 1
    • NEW! Pete the Cat’s Family Tree: LEVEL1

    Ideal for children learning to sound out words and sentences and beginning readers.

    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.