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Pete The Cat And His Magic Sunglasses

Pete’s Evolution From The 1999 To 2020

Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses | Fan’s animated book

Pete came into Jamess life in the late 90s and he started incorporating Pete into his artwork. He began by creating minimalist portraits of Pete as a bright blue cat. Soon, Pete began showing up in Jamess copies of masterpieces and among some of the artists favorite things like vintage cars, guitars, and vacation destinations.

It wasnt until 2008 that Pete became the beloved childrens book character that we all know today. The first in the series was Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes, written by Eric Litwin. The pair self-published before being picked up by HarperCollins in 2010 Pete now has dozens of books with more titles coming out all the time.

In 2013 Pete the Cat and the Magic Sunglasses was published by Kimberly Dean. Kimberly began writing for the Pete series continuing on with Pete’s personality of a groovy laid back cat with a positive outlook on life.The books now included a whole array of quirky characters for Pete’s friends and family. They all went on to be the inspiration used to create the Pete the Cat TV series.

In 2017, the animated series Pete the Cat was launched on Amazon Prime Video. This musically focused show boasts big names like Jessica Biel, Elvis Costello, Dave Matthews, and KT Tunstall. Rising star Jacob Tremblay voices Pete himself! The Pete the Cat TV show currently has two full seasons and several holiday specials with more episodes in the works!

Pete The Cat And His Magic Sunglasses

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Goleta Valley Library – Children’s Fiction – Picture Book J PIC DEAN,J
Goleta Valley Library – Children’s Fiction – Picture Book J PIC DEAN,J
Goleta Valley Library – Children’s Fiction – Picture Book J PIC DEAN,J
Goleta Valley Library – Children’s Fiction – Picture Book J PIC DEAN,J
Santa Maria Public Library – Children’s Fiction – Picture Book J PB
Santa Maria Public Library – Children’s Fiction – Picture Book J PB
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Notes

APA Citation, 7th Edition

Dean, J., & Dean, K. . Pete the cat and his magic sunglasses.Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

Chicago / Turabian – Author Date Citation, 17th Edition

Dean, James, 1957- and Kim Dean. 2013. Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses.New York, NY: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

Chicago / Turabian – Humanities Citation, 17th Edition

Dean, James, 1957- and Kim Dean. Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses New York, NY: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2013.

The Real Life Pete The Cat

In 1999, James adopted a kitten from a local shelter. A scrawny black kitten won out and found a new home. James named him Pete. While Pete was a kitten, he spent a great deal of time sitting on James lap. James had never spent so much time with a kitten and soon felt as if Pete was his child.

Then one day the skinny, mischievous kitten stopped running and sat still. James sketched a picture of him and decided to paint it. He puzzled over the color black? But what if everyone else thought black cats were bad luck? So James opted for blue.

Pete became the muse. James started painting Pete doing cat things: sitting in the laundry basket, hanging on the screen door, sleeping. Then James noticed Pete with his paw in his coffee cup, so Pete became a coffee loving cat. Pete would sit on top of James old VW bug while he worked on the engine, so Pete began driving VWs. The possibilities and ideas were endless.

Then one day Pete didnt come home. James watched the door for days, then weeks, waiting for Pete to be there. Pete had inspired him more than he had even imagined. Petes adventures filled the days, weeks and years.

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Talk To Your Kids About

  • Families can talk about how the sunglasses work. They don’t fix Squirrel’s, Turtle’s, or Alligator’s problems, so how do they help?
  • If you’ve read some of the other books featuring Pete the Cat, how does this book compare with his other adventures?
  • When you’re feeling angry or grumpy, what helps you turn your mood around?
  • Publication date: October 1, 2013
  • Publisher’s recommended age: 4 – 8
  • Number of pages: 40
  • Available on: Nook, Audiobook , Hardback, iBooks, Kindle
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