Thursday, January 10, 2013

Baby Book of the Week - Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons

This week we're reading a book Norah received for Christmas, Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons.

I must confess, that this book really cracks me up. The idea of a beatnik cat singing a song about how he keeps losing his buttons but doesn't care is a little bit refreshing when bombarded with books about how much mommy and daddy love their baby.

The illustrations in this book are very well done, too. Bright colors, but nothing too offensive. I have a feeling Norah will enjoy this book for a long time. It even includes some elementary math problems. As Pete loses each button, there's a page to show that 4 -1 = 3, 3 - 1 = 2, and so on.

Overall, I really enjoy reading this book to Norah.

And while we're talking about reading - what are mom and dad reading these days?

Right now, we're both reading books in the A Song of Ice and Fire series. Melissa is on the latest release, A Dance With Dragons. Jim is one book behind (but quickly catching up) with A Feast for Crows.

A Dance with Dragons is more entertaining than A Feast for Crows, now that I am used to reading about new characters. That was the one thing I found annoying with A Feast for Crows. People who had never been the focus in previous books were in the forefront and seemingly had no connection to the plot. Now that I've been reading the next book, I am starting to see how they fit in. It's an interesting style of writing, but not one I particularly like. Good thing for George R.R. Martin that the story as a whole is so engrossing that I am willing to look the other way!

Happy Reading!

Books Mentioned in This Post

Title: Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons
Author: Eric Litwin
Illustrator: James Dean
Pages: 40
Read the whole Pete the Cat series!

Title: A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4)
Author: George R.R. Martin
Pages: 976

Title: A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5)
Author: George R.R. Martin
Pages: 1040
Get the whole Song of Ice and Fire series!

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