Pete the Cat and the New Guy
By James Dean, Illustrated by James Dean, By Kimberly Dean
From the bestselling Pete the Cat series comes a story about friendship:
There's a new guy in town, and Pete can't wait to meet him. After all, more friends mean more fun. But who can he be? When Pete finally meets Gus, he realizes they're very different from each other . . . but that's what makes him cool. Gus is special in his own way, just like Pete and just like you, and there is something everyone can do! The message of acceptance shines through and is perfect for young readers learning to navigate the social waters. Fans of Pete the Cat will delight in the rhythmic storytelling and fun repetition throughout the book.
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- Grade level: 1
- Interest Level: P-3
- Guided Reading Level: H
COMMON CORE OBJECTIVES AND QUESTIONS
Identify who is telling the story at various points in a text. Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story using key details.
How do the words and actions of the main character in a story help us understand what is happening? What does Pete the Cat do and say in the story? What is your opinion of him? RL.K-1.1,3; W.1.1,8
Pete the Cat has many friends. Find a sentence from the story where Pete is talking to one of his friends. Describe the conversation in your own words. How does Pete make his friends feel better? How do you make your friends feel better? RL.1.3,6; SL.1.1,1a,1b,2,4,5
Compare and contrast the adventures of Pete the Cat from a different Pete story.
RESOURCES & GUIDES
- Publisher: HarperCollins
- Imprint: HarperCollins
- Format: Hardcover
- On Sale: 11/30/-0001
- ISBN: 9780062275608
- ISBN 10: 0062275607
- ISBN 13: 9780062275608
- Trim Size: 8.50 x 11.00 in
- Juvenile Fiction / Animals / Cats
- Juvenile Fiction / Social Issues / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
- Juvenile Fiction / Social Issues / Friendship
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COMMON CORE STRANDS