I LOVE this book! It makes me happy. Basically Pete the Cat has a shirt with four groovy buttons. And he goes around and we can sing the song of
“My buttons, my buttons, my four groovy buttons.”
Then a button pops off. Of course Pete the Cat isn’t upset about what happens. He just goes around singing about his “three” (or less) buttons. And what happens at the end…that is just perfectly amusing!
This is going on a storytime list in the near future (in whatever theme I can fit it into next). Like I said, I LOVE it!
What to Do After Reading This Book:
Listen to the song from the internet. (This is a MUST!)
Count buttons on shirts, coats, jackets, etc.
Find the most colorful buttons in a closet.
Start a button box (collecting buttons).
Count buttons from a button box.
Go for a walk and look for colors and/or buttons around you.
What this Does for a Child:
Helps them see that songs can be written out as words.
Helps children see that words can be made into songs.
Shows kids that loosing something like a button is not something to get upset about.
Helps kids count to four.
Encourages kids to be “groovy” and have fun no matter what happens.
Shows kids that everyone has a “button” no matter what.