Pete the Cat's Got Class

Pete the Cat's Got Class

Book - 2016
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New York Times bestselling author and artist James Dean brings us a new story about the classiest cat around--Pete! This time Pete teaches us how to add and subtract our way to loving math in Pete the Cat's Got Class--which comes complete with a poster, stickers, and a set of 20 punch-out flash cards that teach counting, adding, and subtracting.

When Pete's friend Tom has a tough time with math, our favorite blue cat steps in to help him out. With good friends, fun learning tools, and some extra help, it all adds up. Pete the Cat knows you can't hate math--you just don't love it yet!

Publisher: New York, NY :, Harper,, [2016]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780062304100
Branch Call Number: JP Dean
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations
Alternative Title: Got class
Audience: Ages 4-8


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Sep 27, 2017

I had great hopes that this book would be a wonderful teaching aid for kids who either don't like or are having trouble with math. But it really teaches nothing new. *Spoiler Alert* One of the math-whiz student-cats decides to help a classmate cat who is having trouble with math. Quickly he realizes that helping the less learned cat count with cars makes it all great. They are now equally good at math, and the teacher is flabbergasted. "Wow!" says Mr. G. "I am impressed." "Pete helped me by making math fun!" Tom says. And thus the teacher now decides the whole class can learn from Pete's wonderful idea of counting with cars.

Sorry, the idea is absurd. Teachers have used this method for years. And it's not quite as easy as counting cars, blocks, or tigers to make a classmate hoot and holler over math.

And I'm sorry to add to my unhappiness with the book, but the illustrations of cats are a bit scary.

(I'm not usually a negative reviewer, but this just didn't cut it for me.)

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