Keep Strummin': Pete the Cat's Groovy Guide to Life by Kimberly and James Dean
IT'S ALL GOOD.
For advice for the ups and downs of life, Pete already has had the last word. Pete is a cool cat, no doubt about that, but even cool cats can learn from others, and for tips for leading an awesome life Pete has collected some of the best. Where to start? Well, as the famed English poet says...
TO BEGIN, BEGIN.-- William Wordsworth
OPPORTUNITY IS MISSED BY MOST PEOPLE BECAUSE IT LOOKS LIKE WORK. -- Thomas Edison
BE YOURSELF. EVERYONE ELSE IS ALREADY TAKEN.-- Oscar Wilde
MOST PEOPLE ARE AS HAPPY AS THEY MAKE UP THEIR MINDS TO BE.--Abe Lincoln
For these apt aphorisms and more, Kimberly and James Dean's Pete the Cat's Groovy Guide to Life (Harper, 2015) takes a laid-back look at the wit and wisdom of the wise who have gone before in their newest Tips from a Cool Cat for Living an Awesome Life. Despite James Dean's faux naif style of illustrating, this book is more for older kids and grownups, perhaps even Dad on Fathers Day, featuring as it does sagacious, worldly wise, but witty sayings from Da Vinci to the Dalai Lama, Wayne Gretzky to Pablo Picasso. In his inimitable style Pete has his own version of each proverb, maxim, adage, or dictum rendered in Pete-speak. When William Shakespeare says "If music be the food of love--Play On," Pete says, "Keep strummin'." "Nuff said!"