Format: Hardcover Beginning Reader
Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5
What did you like about the book? Pete the Cat suits up for scuba diving, hoping to see a seahorse. He swims by a swordfish, a stingray, a blowfish, and other interesting sea creatures, all while barely registering a little tickle. The tickle ends up being a seahorse that was following him all along! Kids will delight in pointing out the seahorse on nearly every page. Simple, repetitive phrases and vocabulary make this a fun book to share with a beginning reader, while pointing out the easy words to learn. An entertaining story, even with the predictable ending. The cartoonish sea creatures are amusing and easily identifiable.
To whom would you recommend this book? This will appeal to anyone who enjoys Pete the Cat picture books, and beginning readers will want to add it to their reading list as well.
Who should buy this book? Elementary school and public libraries
Where would you shelve it ? Easy readers
Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Yes, if you’re a Pete the Cat fan!
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Stephanie Tournas, Robbins Library, Arlington, MA
Date of review: Feb. 11, 2016