We start with a cat and a very cool shirt that has four differently colored buttons. But when one falls off, does Pete cry? Goodness, no! He just keeps on singing his song—after all, what could be groovier than three groovy buttons? Take a gander at this great little book and look the song or the book up on YouTube to consider it's brilliance.
Just to get you started, here is the beginning of the book...
"Pete the Cat put on his favorite shirt with four, big, colorful, round, groovy buttons. He loved his buttons so much he sang this song:
My buttons, my buttons, my four groovy buttons. My buttons, my buttons, my four groovy buttons.
Pop! Oh no! One of the buttons popped off and rolled away. How many buttons are left? Three. 3. 4-1=3. Did Pete cry? Goodness no! Buttons come and buttons go. He kept on singing his song..."
Can you guess what happens at the end of the story? What is left in the end?
i loved this for story for the modeling of handling emotions with young children. The Cat has an unusually positive outlook on life despite losing his buttons. What a great lesson to learn at a really young age!
And I going to look up one of the newer books, Pete the Cat and the Bedtime Blues!
This book is a winner of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award. Plus the fun never stops—download the free groovin’ song!