Using the classic English children's lullaby as his text, artist James Dean creates another fun little Pete the Cat book. The bright and colorful illustrations depict that cool cat coming home and getting ready for bed, before drifting off to sleep with the words of the song being incorporated into his dream...
One of a number of these smaller song-based picture-books - Pete the Cat: The Wheels on the Bus, Pete the Cat: Old MacDonald Had a Farm - this title uses the full text of the lullaby, a poem by Englishwoman Jane Taylor that was first published in 1806. Like its predecessors in this vein, Pete the Cat: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star isn't really a full Pete the Cat adventure, but for fans of that feline, it is a nice introduction to a classic childhood song/poem.
These singalong books in the Pete the Cat series don't rock the boat too much with new twists. But that's the point. They are designed to introduce traditional children's songs.
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (my personal favorite of the bunch) features the full lyrics of the original 19th century poem, not the abbreviated one. The illustrations show Pete coming home from school and going through his nighttime routine with his family. It's a perfect bedtime book that ends in a dreamy, fantastical moment where Pete blasts off on a rocket ship as he drifts off to sleep.
If your child is already a Pete the Cat fan and doesn't yet know these songs, this is a no-brainer. Knowing traditional childhood songs is foundational to learning about and taking part in our culture.
--- I review books for children from the perspective of a parent of kids with autism. The review above is part of a longer post on books about singalong books: https://www.lineupthebooks.com/40-sin...
This book really caught Baby's interest. This was the first time she actually cared about Pete the Cat, and requested it for a good week to read at night. After about a week tho she kind of fell out of favor with this book, but don't worry, we have since checked out/bought more Pete the Cat books.
Pete seems to have lost his catattitude. Though this book is somewhat interesting as it includes all stanzas of the Twinkle, Twinkle nursery song, Pete's take seems to be lackluster. Fans will appreciate another Pete book but otherwise there's nothing fantastic here.
Pete the Cat: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star by James Dean is appropriate for grade level Pre K-2. In the book, James Dean tells the classic Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, but with a twist. Dean includes poetic corresponding words along with end rhymes. This twist about the tiny spark in the sky refers to the star in the sky, where Pete the Cat is wondering what it is. Pete the Cat couldn't find his way unless he has the star through his curtains. I love Pete the Cart books and this is the first time I have read this version from the collection of James Deans books. This book captures the classic as well as engaging children's imagination about what a star really is. I not only love this book because of the illustrations, but because of the poetry added into the book to create a song type rhythm. In class I would have the students write their own story about the star and how the star guides them. It could take place in centers including the dramatic play area. A learning center on Science can also be a great lesson on what a star is!
Pete the Cat Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star written by James Dean was a book that I feel an elementary class can relate to. This book mentions the nursery rhyme Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star which a lot of young children may know. However, I do not feel that I would read this story to my students. I really didn't feel like there was a purpose or overall message to this story that I would be able to discuss with my class. This book may be one that students could read during their silent reading time or at home. I chose this book because I have seen many Pete the Cat books in my local library so I thought I would give it a try. I was not really that impressed with this book, however, I will say that it would connect to the students who know the nursery rhyme.
When you were very little (< 4 weeks old), you had to be in a Pavlik harness for almost three months. Usually you were fine with it. It was much harder for us seeing you in it.
Anyway, one night in September or October, you were not happy when I was putting it on before bed. Mom grabbed this book, and we sung it to you while I put it on. And here we are: A little over 9 months old, and reading/singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star with Pete the Cat is part of the nightly standard bedtime routine.
We loved Pete and his buttons and shoes, but the subsequent ones lack much of the charm. This, for instance, feels particularly lackluster. Pete is shown getting ready for bed, a star stuck somewhere on each page, with almost the traditional lyrics to Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. Where the words have been changed, it often makes them fit poorly to the music.
Pete the Cat goes about his nighttime routine singing "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star."
I'd never heard many of the words here, but I did a little research and evidently the original song did have five stanzas though most of us only know the first one. Dean has included the entire original here. A nice bedtime book for Pete the Cat fans or those who want to learn ALL the words to "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star."
This is one of a newer series of books for young children to enjoy. I especially enjoy the visually bright and lively illustrations. I am a cat person (like all animals) so this is the series I used for storytelling. The particular book is not one of my favorites (there are better titles such as the missing button), but this series can be counted on to feature good messages for kids in an enjoyable fashion.
This book is a good one and is great for classrooms! First, many children love Pete the Cat. Second, it discusses a popular nursery rhyme and time change. It helps children understand the concept of day and night while reciting Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. They are able to easily read along since the tune to Twinkle Twinkle Little Star is so well known.
Pete the Cat: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star is a nursery rhyme book that comes from a long line of Pete the Cat books. This Pete the Cat books invites kids to sing along to a very popular nursery rhyme that everyone should know.
Pete the Cat so loves the twinkling stars of night that he just talks and talks about stars to the stars, to spelling list and his mom together, at the supper table, on and on. He has discovered stars.