Try to See It My Way! Pete the Cat: Valentine's Day Is Cool by Kimberly and James Dean
"VALENTINE'S DAY IS NOT COOL." PETE SAID.
But Pete can't resist the sincerity in Callie Cat's big blue eyes when she proclaims
"OH, PETE! VALENTINE'S DAY IS MY FAVORITE HOLIDAY!"
Irresistible! Pete is a convert to Valentine's Day and all it entails, especially making personalized, homemade cards for each of their friends. Once on it, Pete's usual enthusiasm takes over as he designs sports-themed cards for all his buddies, each one with the friend's favorite sports equipment featured! Pete worries that, because of his late start, he'll never get all of them done, but Mom just tells him to do his best and stay with it, and working with Callie, Pete finally has a stack for everyone in his class--or so he thinks.
But when Pete arrives at Callie's house for her big party, he has a thought that freezes him motionless at Callie's door. He's forgotten to make one for his holiday hostess! Is Pete about to be the least-cool cat at Callie's Valentine's Day party?
Kimberly and James Dean's Pete the Cat: Valentine's Day Is Cool (Harper, 2013) catches the usually upbeat Pete in a rare (and brief) moment of negativity as it helps Pete fans celebrate Callie's favorite day. For kids for whom that mushy stuff is not so cool, this Pete title pushes the point that it's a day to appreciate all friends for their unique personalities. As an extra sweetener, this Pete book contains a tear-out set of Pete-themed Valentine's Day cards on sturdy stock, a poster, and a sheet of stickers to use with the Valentines.