Pete the Cat LOVES his white shoes and four groovy buttons. (Who doesn’t?) So in honor of our favorite cool cat who doesn’t stress the little things in life (like stepping in piles of strawberries or runaway buttons), we threw him a party.
Over 250 kids of all ages gathered in Columbia to make Pete puppets and masks and pin the groovy button on Pete. Voters decided the best Pete book. (“Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons” won by a landslide.) Storytellers used a flannelboard to retell the story. (Might I add it was amazing the number of 3 year-olds who knew the story word for word?)
Older Pete admirers helped authors Eric Litwin and James Dean come up with new ideas for future books. In one such story line idea, Pete lost his favorite pair of shoes…
Pete the Cat and the Hunt for Shoes: Pete the Cat loves his shoes. He loves his shoes so much that he accidentally hid them in a super secret place so no one wold take them and now they are lost. Sounds like a winner!
For more photos of kids rocking it out with the musical feline, check out the library’s Facebook page. (We think there might have been a few future rock stars at the party.)
If you love Pete the Cat, too, but missed out on the fun in Columbia, join Miss Jerilyn at the Callaway County Public Library in Fulton for more Pete crafts and games on Thursday, April 10, 6-8 PM (families with children ages 2-6).
Love singing along with Pete? Enter our drawing for a chance to win one of two copies of “Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons.”