Saturday, May 26, 2012

Pete the Cat's Belly Button

Well our Pete the Cat, who has been going on many adventures with the families all year,
had an adventure himself 
last weekend,
He had minor plastic surgery.
This story started when we got Eric Litwin's new book,
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons.
It's a wonderful book, which I mentioned in a previous post.
I have heard parents use Pete's philosophy with their children
when they are upset about losing something.
"Would Pete cry?"
And amazingly their child calms and moves on.
Or a parent told me a story of overhearing her daughter searching for something
at home in her room.
When she couldn't find it she said, "things come and things go".
Wow, what power a few words can have.
Back at school, 
I found this yellow shirt that fits Pete and used velcro
to attach the buttons to the shirt.
So as we read the story the buttons can be removed.
Well when we got to the part in the story where we see Pete's belly button,
the children commented that our Pete didn't have a 
belly button.
After a little brainstorming, it was decided that someone would sew a button
on Pete.
Van and his mom Karen volunteered to be the doctors.
Van searched through our button box till he found a button.
After a full recovery, Pete was back at school showing off
his brand new belly button.
Ready to share his story with our big buddy class,
the grade 3s.


  1. Oh- that is SO fun! I am definitely on the hunt for a Pete sized yellow shirt and a belly button!

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  2. That's a fabulous idea! Your readers might enjoy the free downloads I created for Pete the Cat this week on my blog, if they have older kids.
    It's at this link:
    Heidi Butkus

  3. I had found a shirt in the doll clothes and, like you, hot glued the velcro to buttons- but i never thought of the belly button. That's for tomorrow!!

    1. I didn't either till the children mentioned it.

  4. I want the series. Too cute to not have. I wonder if it will replace my son's favorite - If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. Hmmm

  5. I absolutely love Pete and I don't yet have this book, but it's in Scholastic this month, so I think I'll be ordering it for myself! Then maybe my Pete the Cat will be having surgery soon . . . so excited. Thanks for the inspiration!


    1. You're welcome Caroline - have fun with Pete. Even though he is not a focus in our program this year, families still ask to take him on adventures. He's in Mexico right now - lucky cat. Keep blogging.