Rating: Significant Shortcomings
Reading/Interest Level: Toddler
Author: James Dean
Using the classic “Five Little Pumpkins” theme, Pete the Cat celebrates Halloween. With illustrations to add Pete the Cat into this Halloween adventure, the pumpkins use the classic rhyme to describe the witches in the air and celebrating Halloween in a way that will already be familiar to many of its readers.
While fans of Pete the Cat might enjoy a new book about him, this book doesn’t add anything to the rhyme or to the Pete the Cat books. The text is an exact copy of the “Five Little Pumpkins” rhyme, so Pete the Cat has nothing to do with the book other than being in the illustrations. It feels like a way to sell more Pete the Cat books without needing to come up with a new story, but fans of the books might still enjoy having a Pete the Cat version of the rhyme to help celebrate Halloween.