Saturday, May 10, 2014

A Picture Book a Day for a Year: Day 21

Picture Book: Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses

Authors: Kimberly & James Dean

Illustrator: James Dean

Summary: Pete had the “blue cat blues” for the first time, but a pair of magic sunglasses helps him see things in a whole new way. His and others’ perspectives are transformed as he shares the glasses, but the glasses become broken. Wise owl helps Pete realize that he doesn’t need the glasses; he can look for the good in every day.

Comments: There are a few repeated phrases in this book. Teach one to your listeners and then through gesture prompt them to say aloud together as you read. This invites engagement and fun learning.

Publisher & Date of Publication: HarperCollins, 2013

Age and Grade Appropriateness: 4 and up, Pre and up

# of Pages: 40

Available in Spanish? Not at present

Formats other than Book: video, tablet, audio

PBT Category: Fresh off the Press

PBT Topics this Book Connects with: abilities, abundance/bounty, attentiveness/observation/seeing, awe, beauty, blessings, brokenness, change, depression/despair/sadness/sorrow, emotions/feelings, encouragement, golden rule/great commandment, golden rule/great commandment, goodness, grace, gratitude/thankfulness/thanksgiving, helping, healing/healthcare, mentors/teachers, outreach, perspective, renewal/restoration, response to God, reverence, sharing, transformation, vision, wisdom

Scripture Connections: create in me a clean heart of God (Psalm 51:10-12), be transformed by the renewal of your mind (Romans 12:2)

Idea(s) for Application: a program for a visioning team

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