Thursday, April 4, 2013

Pete the Cat is Groovy on Flannel Friday

Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons
Hurray for Eric Litwin and James Dean!

Yes! Pete the Cat showed up on my sofa last night.  I glued him today.  He is sitting right that picture...drying!  Can't you tell by his Cool Cat expression?  Oh, and  I've been singing "my but-ens, my but-ens, my four groovy but-ens!" for far too many hours.  FYI:  I started singing "my but-tons", (because the nuns at the Immaculate Conception School taught me to eNUNciate), but when I checked out Harper Collins - Pete's publisher - to practice my groovy singing...I heard but-ens. I needed to switch things up a bit to get "in the groove." (as if anyone says that any longer!) 

All things Pete ...pattern, songs, videos, coloring pages and games are available at Harper Collins - just click here.  I know I added sneakers - I had to.  I just sort of ran with them last night.  I increased the pattern size to 135%.  I added whiskers.  And I backed it all in black felt.  My buttons are all the same because the rather hip tie-dye shirt is quite busy!!  I placed magnets on the back of the buttons because my flannel board is that. 

I plan to "DO THE MATH" with the kids in story time. I will create something similar to the book with the math pages, maybe a graphic for the flannel board or ??
...haven't quite figured it out yet.  But "it's all good" as Pete says!

If you haven't read this story about our hipster cat, the buttons on his favorite shirt pop off, one at a time.  Bummer? Not for Pete.  He doesn't skip a beat.  He'll always have one button!

Pete's shirt does open and yes, he has his belly button.  Uh-huh!  Check it out!

We're going to have a Pete the Cat Club as a three week summer special at the library, so stay tuned for more flannels and some crafts.  Oh yeah!

Thanks for visiting Piper Loves the Library.  And just so you know, Piper does not love Pete the Cat.  We've tried.  Piper has her own BFF cat...Speedo.  You'll meet him someday.  

In the meantime, think like Pete the Cat, don't sweat the small stuff...
rock on with a song and a smile!


  1. I'm a preschool teacher in Australia and am just loving your blogs. Your felt boards are amazing. I am always on the lookout for good books and have got lots of great ideas from your site. Can't wait to introduce the children to Pete the cat, my buttons my buttons...already stuck in my head.

  2. Thank you for visiting and for commenting. Pete the Cat is so much fun. Enjoy!

  3. Haha a tie dye shirt! Soo cute! =)

  4. I am also in Australia (Melbourne to be specific) and I posted an anonymous comment applauding your wonderfully funny, informative and absolutely delightful blog but didn't sign the comment. So signing off,


    1. Lizzie, Thank you! It totally thrills me to learn that someone is enjoying the blog. Yay! I am not just talking to myself!!! I have so much fun writing it. And even more fun creating my 'stuff" and playing with the kids...big and little. ~ jane

  5. Do you mind if I use your Pete to make a Pete? =)

  6. Do you mind if i use your Pete as a model for making my Pete? =)

    1. Miss Tara, Please do! I am honored. Everything I make is all up for grabs! Copy away and have a blast.


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