Play Ball!

  • Title: Play Ball!
  • Author: James Dean
  • ISBN: 9780062110671
  • Page: 199
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Play Ball Pete the Cat has a mitt a ball and a bat He s ready to play baseball Pete s team the Rocks is playing the Rolls But when things don t go Pete s way will he get upset Cheer on Pete as he tries his
    Pete the Cat has a mitt, a ball, and a bat He s ready to play baseball Pete s team, the Rocks, is playing the Rolls But when things don t go Pete s way, will he get upset Cheer on Pete as he tries his best and brings his signature groovy attitude to the game of baseball.

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    841 Comments


    1. Even though this is an Easy Reader, it does not excuse the lack of imagination in this book. It has none of the charm of the original Pete the Cat books, and while the message is sound (try your best and stay positive), I would skip this for your ER collection.

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    2. I don't like Pete the Cat books, ok. I mean sure they've got a nice message ("why worry? get over it!") and my main complaint is irrational but what matters is that the kids like the books alright. this book though. pete is a terrible ball player! he strikes out, commits two errors, draws a walk, and then gets thrown out trying to score. his team wins but no thanks to him! i feel like pete actually could try harder, and he certainly needs to practice. i do like the picture of pete walking to fir [...]

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    3. Pete the Cat: Play Ball! is the story of the beloved Pete the Cat's baseball game. This book is perfect for a shared reading activity with emerging readers. Pete the Cat loves baseball, but really isn't very good at it. Three times in the story Pete messes up. He strikes out, he drops a fly ball, and he gets out at home plate. Each time, however, the author tells us "he is not sad. He did his best." This repetitive line is perfect for students to read along with the teacher.Students will love se [...]

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    4. Blech. None of the rhythm and charm of the original Pete books. Like most early readers based on outstanding picture books, these versions seem to be nothing more than a marketing exercise (I'm looking at you too, Olivia.)An extra star for the good sportsmanship message, but I'd recommend the Four Groovy Buttons or the White Shoes as better reads.

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    5. Grandson showed interest.

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    6. Our family loves pete the cat. My 5 yr old is taking a pete the cat class at the library next week. We can't wait! Even my 2 yr olds love these stories! And the illustrations are excellent!

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    7. Title: Pete the Cat: Play BallAuthor: James DeanGenre: Early ReaderTheme(s): Cat, SportsOpening line/sentence: “Here comes Pete the Cat.”Brief Book Summary: In this book, Pete is playing in a baseball game. He keeps striking out and does not play the game he wants, but he is proud of himself because he tried his best.Professional Recommendation/Review #1:Daniel Kraus (Booklist)clcd.ezaccessbrarieAgain, much of Pete s humor comes from Dean s depiction of him as a dour, sleepy-looking fello [...]

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    8. Pete wants to have the best game ever, but he has the worst game ever. Does this make Pete sad? Goodness no, he is happy he helped his team win the big game. Good book for preschool through 3rd grade.

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    9. Lacked the usual spunk of PtC books. But a good book for beginning readers in terms of the word pacing.

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    10. i like the book's megis - do your best

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    11. I thought it was amazing because it was Pete the Cat and I like Pete the Cat and it was silly.

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    12. A great easy reader book about pete playing a baseball game. toddler and up

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    13. a favorite of my 6 year old

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    14. Summary: This story is about a cat, named Pete, and his baseball team. They have a very big game to be played. Pete cheers on all his teammates and their great skills at bat and on the field. Pete wishes he could be as good as his teammates, but still tries his best. He felt like he was really going to hit the ball one time, but he got walked instead. Pete understands not to get mad because he is trying his best. Does Pete's goods sportsmanship end up doing him good? Activity: Bloom Six, Creatin [...]

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    15. Optimism. Fun. Team. Try your best.We had tons of fun getting to know Pete the Cat in Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons and now having Pete come along in early reader form (Level My First) is very exciting for my preschooler. While this book did not have a rhythm like the picture books did, the same loving character and illustrations are here. This book is filled with value. There is so much optimism teaching to the reader through Pete's experiences in playing baseball with his team. It i [...]

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    16. Easy read with a great message about doing your best even if you fail.

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    17. Pete the Cat is a series that is ideal for sharing with emergent readers. There are simple sentences, imaginative plots, and morals in each book. This particular books involves Pete the Cat playing baseball. At first Pete is discouraged, but in the end he realizes that baseball is all about having fun. I could either use this book as a read aloud and have a discussion with my students about being good sports, or I could give it to students to read individually. I would use this book for the prim [...]

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    18. Hey, it's Pete the cat. Why wouldn't I like a book with coolest cat around. Pete is now making an enterance in the beginner books area. After hearing the author read the first Pete book I can't read a Pete story without hearing his voice so Pete has become even cooler in my mind. Not only does this book have the right level of vocabulary and sentence structure for a beginner, but it also teaches an important concept, being a good sport. Pete starts off with a strike out, but he still cheers for [...]

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    19. Pete the Cat is a very fantastic children's book. It is a great book for children that are beginning to read. It is an easy read book and has a lot of colorful illustrations. I like this book because it teaches children about sportsmanship and how to have fun. Also,this book is about doing your best, not getting upset, and staying cool even if things doesn't seems to be going your way at that moment. Pete the Cat will definitely keep any child engaged. I would recommend this book to everyone. Al [...]

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    20. Synopsis: "Pete the Cat has a mitt, a ball, and a bat. He's ready to play baseball! Pete's team, the Rocks, is playing the Rolls. But when things don't go Pete's way, will he get upset?Cheer on Pete as he tries his best and brings his signature groovy attitude to the game of baseball."My Review: This is a great beginning reader book, especially as baseball and Tball seasons are beginning. Not only are the sentences and words simple for sounding out and site words but there is also a great messag [...]

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    21. I liked this book. But it wasn't as amazing as the other Pete the Cat books. I miss the sing-song feeling. But I guess that is what you get with an easy reader. However, in this book Pete strikes out, drops a fly ball, and is thrown out (after walking). So he never does anything right. But it's still okay--or at least that is the message. Even though children sometimes don't do things right, sometimes they do. And I kindof was hoping Pete would do one of the three things right. But he didn't. I' [...]

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    22. Pete the Cat is playing baseball. He does his best, but he doesn't always succeed. He does always have a great attitude, though, and cheers on team members and opponents alike. He is definitely very Pete-the-Cat-ish. I just wish they had included the awesome refrain from Pete's first two books, "Did Pete cry? Goodness no!" That would have fit perfectly, but they chose to leave it out. Hmmm. Why? Too bad.Regardless, brand new readers who already like Pete will want their chance to read this book. [...]

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    23. Loved this book! If you like Pete the Cat, then you will probably like this book as well. The best part about this book is that there is no happy ending. He does not hit the ball or make a great catch. He is actually pretty bad. When he struck out, I smiled. When he dropped the ball I chuckled. When the book ended without anything wonderful happening I laughed out loud! It is perfect for little kids who are experiencing sports for the first time and are likely not having a lot of success. Pete n [...]

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    24. This is an "I Can Read - My First Reader" for ages 4 - 8. It has basic language, word repetition, and whimsical illustrations."Here comes Pete the Cat.Pete has a mitt.He has a bat and ball.What will Pete do today?Pete will play baseball!"I have a 6-year-old son who isn't very athletic so it was nice that Pete the Cat wasn't very good at playing baseball. His first time at bat he strikes out, he went to catch a fly ball and dropped it, when he did catch a ball he threw it too far and when he has [...]

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    25. Pete the Cat is a cool cat and his stories are always nice to read. There are two different authors for this series and you can tell as they are different. This author is good (but not as 'fun' at the other author) but he's still good.This story helps introduce Baseball to youngsters. It covers all the basics (or what I personally know of baseball anyhow) but without it being boring. AND when Pete the Cat strikes out it's still okay because 'I did my best' and I loved that about this book! Encou [...]

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    26. Pete the Cat Play Ball! created by James Dean and Pete the Cat Pete's Big Lunch created by James Dean - PK-2nd Grade (plus for any Pete the Cat fan!) - What I really appreciate about the Pete the Cat books is that there's a pretty obvious yet not annoying message. My son and I had a discussion about sportsmanship and winning with Pete the Cat Play Ball! I really appreciated the attitude that was portrayed with both books- sharing is great, support your team, you don't have to be fantastic to enj [...]

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    27. This new selection of Pete the Cat books are fare for emergent readers and lack the particularly jazzy stylin of Eric Litwin's writing. James Dean's iconic illustrations of Pete save it from being completely bland. On the whole it's really difficult to rate easy reader books based on the writing. However, I think kids graduating from picture book Pete and moving into reading themselves may respond to the familiar character. If you're looking for the picture book quality storylines though, you'll [...]

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    28. This is a great book for someone who ever puts doubt in themselves! Some students/kids believe they are not good enough to do something. This is a good book for a beginning level 1st grader (typically). Pete goes through different obstacles throughout the story. Pete wasn't successful with everything he was trying to accomplish right away, but he never gave up. As long as someone does the best they can, it doesn't matter how many times they mess up. Thats what I love about the story!

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    29. Again same great attitude and fun art style. Pete does not let little things get him down.I just am frustrated by what looks like the marketing and editing choices. Make it look like a "reader" and you can get away with a more stilted sounding storyline. But it's full of words that are not part of an emergent reader's vocabulary.Just make it a regular picture book and work on the writing some more, please!

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    30. I get the point of this book, but it kind of sucked the fun out of baseball. Like a lot of little league kids, Pete struck out, missed the ball, got out, etc. There is a moral here that Pete had fun anyway, but the whole book was kind of a reminder of the down side of baseball. I'd rather the book have included both the lows and the highs. It was kind of a downer having a whole book say "but that's OK, Pete had fun".

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