Pete the Cat Saves Up

HarperCollins. (I Can Read 1). May 2023. 32p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780062974372; pap. $5.99. ISBN 9780062974365.
PreS-Gr 2–Pete the Cat is back to teach kids the value and satisfaction of earning and saving money. After visiting the toy store, Pete realizes that he doesn’t have enough money in his piggy bank to buy the coveted Sharkbot. He decides to earn money through chores, such as shoveling snow and planting flowers. He also opens a lemonade stand and successfully resists the urge to spend his new money on things like ice cream and store-bought Halloween costumes. Bright, happy simplistic illustrations bring Pete and his community to life. Both longtime and new fans of Pete the Cat will appreciate the message of this story, while beginning readers will appreciate the repetition and short, easily comprehensible sentences.
VERDICT Recommended where stories of Pete the Cat are popular and where beginning readers are in demand.

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