Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Pete the Cat (& Buttons)

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by James Dean & Eric Litwin is GENIUS!
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."  

(Ok... do you get the amount of love this cat has for his buttons?  It's fully established- he loves them so much he sings about it!  That's lots of love. )
POP!  OH NO!  One of the buttons popped off and rolled away.  How many buttons are left?

(Here enters the trouble... a loose button.  Also, here enters the math... pretty groovy, right?)

NOW, here comes the really incredible part of the book... this is one of THE MOST IMPORTNANT LIFE LESSONS there is to learn in this world.  I'm serious.  It's something I want my kids to learn and something that I could take to heart more every single day.  We all can.  You'll see.
Did Pete cry?  Goodness, no!  Buttons come and buttons go.  He kept on singing his song:  "My buttons, my buttons, my three groovy buttons.  My buttons, my buttons, my three groovy buttons."

That's just the beginning of the story friends!  The ending is going to slay you.  My sister sent this book to me as a gift, I'd never before read it.  The kids and I all piled on the couch for the initial read through... the ending had us all laughing.  SUCH A GREAT BOOK!

OK... also I have a thing for cats.  Did you know that?  And I happen to have a thing for buttons too.  I love buttons.  A lot.  Do any of you get that?  I collect them.  And the kids love them too.  They love to sort them and look at them.  Bibs had a HUGE elaborate button sorting game going on the other day.  It was fun!  (Reminds me of me when I was a kid.)

But, now I know.  If I loose any of my buttons I shouldn't cry.  Cause you know what?  Buttons come and buttons go... that's what.  I'm going to take that message to heart.  And I think you should too!

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