Story : Eric Litwin エリック・リトウィン
Art : James Dean ジェームス・ディーン
Translation : Tsuyoshi Ohtomo 大友剛
Published : 2013
Personal recommendation : 3-5 years old and up
“Importance of having positive attitude” : You have heard thousands of such opinions in your life. But for small readers, this can be very first important lesson of such to be taught by Pete the Cat. This is the translated picture book but it comes with music score (Japanese lyrics to go along too) So readers can enjoy leaning from the book and song how awesome this positive-minded Pete the Cat is!
Storyline is as follows
- Pete the Cat loves to wear his favorite white shoes and he plays the guitar and sing a song about “how awesome his white shoes are”
- Pete started walking and realized he is on top of piles of strawberry. Pete’s favorite white shoes now become Red!
- Let’s check whether Pete is crying over about his no-more white shoes… Nope he is not crying. Instead, he sings “how awesome red shoes are”
- Pete started walking again and he is now on top of piles of blueberry. His shoes now become Blue. Is he crying this time? Nope, he is not crying this time either. He rather sings “how awesome his blue shoes are”
- He walked along the dirt (Brown shoes) or even stepped into pond. (Soaking Wet Shoes) But each time, Pete sings how awesome his shoes are.
- His motto was “No matter what happens, he keeps singing and moving forward”
- That is the key and important point in life, because Today is also AWESOME! (End of Story)
My kids as well as myself love this story. My kids seems to enjoy the singing parts (Phrase of “How awesome his XXX (color) shoes are♪” and I like the fact that myself somewhat have same attitude about everything. All the event (good or bad) can be a topic to brag about and use it as comic relief. That is how I really feel. For example, if nobody reads this post for next several years, I will brag to my friends “I wrote the blog which nobody in this whole world possibly can find/hit the search”. (hope it is not the case though) 😊
You can purchase this book here. 広告はこちら
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