Blitz the Blizzard! Pete the Cat--Snow Daze by James Dean
PETE THE CAT WAKES UP AND GETS READY FOR SCHOOL.
"THERE'S NO SCHOOL TODAY. IT'S A SNOW DAY!" SAYS MOM.
"HOORAY!" SAYS PETE.
Pete and brother Bob bundle up in caps, coats, and mittens and head outside for a bit of snowball tossing. Then they build a snowcat outside their house.
They follow their friends' tracks and spot Emma and Trey already at the top of the sledding hill. Quickly Pete and Bob crunch up the hill with their sleds for some bellyflopping.
"WHEE! I LOVE SNOW DAYS!" SAYS PETE.
It's a day of snow fun to remember, followed by hot chocolate for all at Trey's house. Pete and Bob head home, tired and damp, and ready for an early bedtime.
But there's more.
PETE WAKES UP TO MORE SNOW. IT'S NOT A SCHOOL DAY. IT'S ANOTHER SNOW DAY!
It's Pete and Bob Have a Snow Day, Part II. They build a snow fort, throw bigger snowballs, make a snowdog. They sled down the hill. They drink more cocoa.
Ditto for Day 3. There's yet another sequel: Pete and Bob Have A Snow Day, Part III. More snow to sled in. More snowballs to toss. There's lots more snow to shovel....
"ANOTHER SNOW DAY?"
"THERE'S TOO MUCH SNOW!"
S'no joke! There is such a thing as too much of a good thing, and the kids are almost happy to see the roads plowed and the big yellow school bus coming, in James Dean's jolly little Pete the Cat: Snow Daze (My First I Can Read) (Harper, 2016), in Harper's venerable series for emergent readers, as Pete exchanges his snow boots to walk in his school shoes again. This one is good to have on hand before snow days set in, and if they last too long, there's always a vicarious winter vacation with Pete in his sunny Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach (My First I Can Read).