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Join Pete the Cat in a story about bedtime in Pete the Cat and the Bedtime Blues by New York Times bestselling authors James and Kimberly Dean! Pete the Cat and his friends are having so much fun playing and surfing in the sun, they don't want the day to end. Pete has an idea—how about a sleepover? Groovy! As the night gets later, it's time for bed. This cool cat needs toJoin Pete the Cat in a story about bedtime in Pete the Cat and the Bedtime Blues by New York Times bestselling authors James and Kimberly Dean! Pete the Cat and his friends are having so much fun playing and surfing in the sun, they don't want the day to end. Pete has an idea—how about a sleepover? Groovy! As the night gets later, it's time for bed. This cool cat needs to catch some ZZZs, but Pete's friends aren't ready to go to sleep just yet. Then Pete has another idea. . . . Will it work?...

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Number of Pages : 40 Pages
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pete the cat and the bedtime blues Reviews

  • Matt
    2019-04-22 22:17

    Neo seemed to wonder why the cat did not call his parents to report the poorly behaved sleepover friends.

  • Mikey Golczynski
    2019-04-20 20:31

    I've found this series to be very mediocre now that James and Kimberley are doing the books together. What made the first three books so great was that they came with a song that kids would catch and sing over and over and over again. They were repeatable stories, easy to memorize and kids love that!I haven't been impressed with a Pete picture book since Groovy Buttons. I still enjoy the Easy Readers, however.Oh well, nothing lasts forever.

  • Amanda
    2019-05-11 21:22

    *Meh* and BLECH. Ever since the series was turned over to the illustrator, it has become ABSOLUTE DRECK. Haven't liked one of them since.

  • Sunah Chung
    2019-04-24 02:30

    Pete the Cat and his friends spend time enjoying surfing and having fun. So they decide to have a sleep over. When it is time to go to bed, Pete the Cat’s friends keep waking up and doing something noisy. Pete the Cat takes out a story book and reads it to his friends. One by one they fall asleep and Pete the Cat could fall asleep in the end.Most of all, illustrations caught my eye when reviewing this book. The illustrations are drawn as if children drew them. Rough coloring and diverse colors create the mood of children’s drawings in art class. Mostly yellow and blue colors of backgrounds provide clues of night and day as well as quiet and excitement. Pertaining to the solutions to let his friends fall asleep, I thought about two effects. First, the solution implies that reading bedtime stories is a common way to make your child falls asleep. Bedtime reading is well-known strategy to create relaxed circumstances to go to bed. At the same time, this reading practice encourages children’s literacy development. Secondly, reading a book in a bed could deliver the message that reading books are not fun but are for sleep. I may exaggerate the potential risks of misinterpretations on reading books, but I believe that some children may think the way I thought when I was a child. Haha…

  • Angie
    2019-05-10 23:27

    Synopsis: "Join Pete the Cat in a story about bedtime in Pete the Cat and the Bedtime Blues by New York Times bestselling authors James and Kimberly Dean! Pete the Cat and his friends are having so much fun playing and surfing in the sun, they don't want the day to end. Pete has an idea—how about a sleepover? Groovy! As the night gets later, it's time for bed. This cool cat needs to catch some ZZZs, but Pete's friends aren't ready to go to sleep just yet. Then Pete has another idea. . . . Will it work?"My Review: We are big Pete the Cat fans and of course had to get this one. For some reason I really had a hard time finding Pete's jazzy personality in this one and couldn't get into the rhythm of the story like usual. With that said this is a fun book, especially as kids get a little older and start having sleepovers. What is the best way to settle down to a good night's sleep? Pete seems to have the answer.

  • Hannah Jadwin
    2019-05-10 01:08

    Fiction Pete, Alligator, Toad and Gus had a ton of fun in the sun! Pete suggested a sleepover to continue the fun times. It seemed that Pete's friends couldn't fall asleep so Pete read his friends a story. The whole gang went right to sleep as they dreamed about more fun tomorrow.When reading this book I imagined myself sitting in front of students telling the story of Pete and his friends during story time. I feel that this story was a good example of friendship and problem solving. Pete and his friends have fun together because everyone treats each other nicely. Even with such good friends, they can be troublesome.I could use this story of Pete and his friends in a classroom by reading it to the whole class and presenting the message of friendship and problem solving. I could also use it to read to a specific group of students who do not seem to be getting along. This book would be appropriate for kindergarten to second grade.

  • Mary
    2019-05-10 20:17

    Have I mentioned that I just love the Pete the Cat series? Oh wait, I have? Well, it certainly bears repeating. In this adventure, Pete and his friends have a great day at the beach. But they don't want the fun to end! Pete suggests a sleepover, and everyone comes to play at his house. Before long, Pete is ready for bed, but one by one, his friends find a way to keep him awake. How will he fight off these bedtime blues? Great artwork creates an engaging visual journey for kids (and parents!) As usual, a fun and lilting rhyme tells an easy to follow story. Some of the rhyming words get pretty creative.As a side note, one thing I really like about Pete the Cat is that if "bad" or unexpected things happen to him, he handles it with a sort of mellow calm. He takes a look at the problem, and tries to figure out a solution. I think it's a great subtle lesson for kids to learn at an early age.

  • Rachel Herrington
    2019-05-03 02:19

    This book was another fun adventure with Pete the Cat and his groovy friends. They spent the whole day at the beach and were having so much fun that they didn't want it to end, so they decided to have a sleepover at Pete's house. After lots of fun, Pete decides its time to get to bed. As he is about to fall asleep, someone makes a noise. It was Alligator clapping, and he said he didn't want to sleep yet. Then, everyone else begins to make noises and won't go to bed. Will Pete ever get any sleep? This book has repetitive pages that are good for kids to work on their fluency and reading skills. I would use it in small groups reading together to work on these things. This book was fun to read, as are all the Pete the Cat books. I wouldn't mind reading more, and I think its fun that some of them even have songs to sing along with them.

  • Ashley Frickson
    2019-05-05 23:26

    Pete and his friends spend the day full of fun, fun and surfing at the beach. They don't want the fun to end so the Pete and friends head to Pete's for a sleepover. When the lights go out Pete's friends don't want to sleep. Toad wants to clap, Gus wants to jam and alligator wants to munch. Pete just wants to sleep so he tells his friends his favorite bedtime story in hopes of getting some shut-eye.

  • Ellen
    2019-04-22 00:17

    Pete the Cat in general is always a storytime success for my branch, but specifically this one is missing some of the rhythm that Magic Sunglasses or I Love My White Shoes both have in spades. It's not my favorite - but it's also not Pete's Groovy Guide to Love, either.

  • Mosley Allen
    2019-04-24 00:23

    A funny little bedtime story about a cat and his sleepover with his friends. As a adult I view the pictures in this story as kinda odd but my daughter has really taken a liking to the Pete the cat series.

  • Jessica Reynolds
    2019-05-19 20:28

    Picture Book: This book was such a fun and easy read! I loved the illustrations and the repetition throughout the book. There are some fun words in here that you typically don't find in picture books as well!

  • Jennifer
    2019-05-14 22:25

    Rhyming, rhythmic, and engaging text with colorful, eye-catching illustrations that have details that add to the story. This is perfect for my pajama story time bash. Highly recommended

  • Tiffany
    2019-05-04 02:26

    This book was adorable! My 1 year old actually sat for the whole thing. I loved the goofy story, the rhymes, and the repetitive lines on every page.

  • Isabella Santana
    2019-05-18 01:06

    I like this book because I like the sound effects the book makes, Pete the cat is funny and makes me happy, and I learned that sleeping is very important for little kids!

  • H
    2019-05-04 20:36

    Son confused that the little bird sleeping over didn't get his own line.

  • Sherrie
    2019-04-30 21:33

    Great kids book for bedtime.

  • Abby
    2019-05-07 19:21

    I picked up this book at my school's book fair to be a change to our usual bedtime books and it was a hit!

  • Trish
    2019-04-26 01:32

    This book is about Pete the cat and his sleepover. It is good for repetition.

  • PunkRockLibrarian
    2019-04-21 19:14

    6 y/o review: I thought it was funny. I liked that the platypus had the same name as my dog, Gus!

  • Rachel
    2019-05-03 19:06

    Solid bedtime story with Pete the Cat.

  • Aurora
    2019-05-04 22:33

    Cute little story about bedtime. Shows that Pete is a good kitty by wanting to go to bed. I can see the appeal.

  • Katreniah
    2019-04-27 23:09

    Pete is such a cool surfer dude who always comes up with the right answers. This is another good installment in the series, where Pete uses his noggin to get all of his friends to go to sleep.

  • Engel Dreizehn
    2019-05-18 21:35

    Very bold, colorful painted illustrations and very groovy prose. I understand why the kids loves it.

  • Kristen Dutkiewicz
    2019-05-06 23:19

    A fun Pete book about a group of friends who just can't seem to fall asleep at a sleepover.

  • Awjtf
    2019-05-14 20:20

    Cool Book!

  • Melissa Trenado
    2019-05-12 20:07

    My son loves Pete the Cat, but this one wasn't as catchy for him.

  • Tracey
    2019-05-16 18:34

    Title: Pete the Cat and the Bedtime BluesAuthor: Kimberly & James Dean Illustrator: James Dean Genre: Predictable BookTheme(s): Friendship, Routine, Bedtime, Problem SolvingOpening line/sentence: “Pete and the gang had a great day!”Brief Book Summary:Pete the Cat and his groovy gang had a great day at the beach but the fun doesn’t stop there! Gus, Alligator, Toad and Pete race home for a sleepover; however, there isn’t much sleep going on. Pete struggles to catch some Zzz’s as his friends “Clap, Clap, Clap”, “Rat-a-tat-tat!”, and “Munch! Munch! Munch!” Just when he doesn’t know if he’ll ever get some sleep, Pete has a genius idea to read to himself and his friends. Soon enough they turn the lights out and dream of another fun day. Pete is back in action, with his gang featuring signature repetition, predictability and “cool – cat” vocabulary. Professional Recommendation/Review #1:Kirkus Reviews2015-07-22After a fun-filled day at the beach, Pete and his friends decide to continue the fun with a sleepover, but if they can't sleep, will it still be fun? Gus, Alligator, and Toad join Pete at his house, and it's all fun and games until the lights go out for bedtime. "Clap! Clap! Clap!" Toad doesn't want to sleep—he wants to clap. Another round of good nights and the lights go out. "Rat-a-tat-tat!" Gus wants to jam. And then, "Munch! Munch! Munch!" Alligator is hungry. What can Pete do to get a little shut-eye? Maybe his favorite bedtime book holds the answer. As in the rest of the tales featuring Pete, the characters are heavy-lidded and expressionless. Even a day surfing at the beach and a sleepover with friends can't elicit smiles from this group. And Pete, though readers assume that he's increasingly frustrated with his noisy friends, never bats an eyelash or expresses his feelings. Words like "gang," "groovy," "far-out," and "cool cat" try too hard to appeal to Beat Generation wannabes. Much better books about not being able to sleep abound—skip these bedtime blues. (Picture book. 4-8)Professional Recommendation/Review #2:School Library Journal06/01/2015PreS-Gr 1—Pete the Cat returns, along with some friends, in this amusing bedtime tale. After a day of sun and surfing at the beach, the friends are reluctant for the fun to end. They head to Pete's for a sleepover. There's plenty of chatter and pizza, but a tired Pete gets the blues—he just wants some shut-eye! The logical cure is a bedtime story, which eventually lulls his friends to sleep. VERDICT Fans of the groovy blue cat will enjoy the familiar melodic words and repetition. A solid addition.—Kaitlin Connors, Virginia Beach Public LibraryResponse to Two Professional Reviews:These two reviews are conflicting in nature with each other. On one hand, readers are informed to “skip these bed time blues” as the book is seen as unemotional and outdated. On the other hand, readers are told that fans of Pete and his friends will certainly enjoy the illustrations, story line and word choice of Kimberly and James Dean. Readers should decide for themselves their own opinion; however, it is acknowledgeable that Pete the Cat is a currently and widely popular character in children’s literature with predictable and musical writing that engages young audiences. Evaluation of Literary Elements:Pete the Cat and his friends are loved by young readers because of their “groovy” lingo, musical styling, and predictable plot. The repetitive phrases and vocabulary, scattered throughout the book make it easy for young readers to follow along and participate. The book has eye catching illustrations, upbeat undertones about problem solving, and relatable themes. Consideration of Instructional Application:Following the plot of the story, have students create their own Pete the Cat story. Focusing on conflict in friendships, each student can write and illustrate their own story about a time that they had a problem with their friends and what they did to solve it. Have students specifically design their stories around a repeated phrase or phrases. This could also be done in a play or acting out format. Specifically appealing to early readers, Pete the Cat can serve as a tool to not only teach them how to be a good friend but also as a tool for early reading, writing and comprehension.

  • PWRL
    2019-04-27 21:35

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  • Darinda
    2019-05-17 02:18

    After a fun day at the beach, Pete and his friends have a sleepover. A colorful, fun bedtime story.