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Summary: Pete, his mom, and his brother are taking a train ride to visit Grandma! Come along with Pete and the conductor as they explore the caboose, the snack car, and even the engine room. Pete even makes new friends and plays his guitar. Before long they arrive at their destination and see their grandmother. This is an easy reader in the Pete the Cat series.
Type of Reading: playtime reading, read aloud book, learning to read
Recommended Age: read together:4 to 8; read yourself: 7 to 9
Interest Level: 4 to 8
Reading Level: 1.7
Age of Child: Read with children ages 3 and 5.
Young Reader Reaction: They both love Pete the Cat books and this one was no exception. The added bonus of a train only made them request this one again and again. I was not surprised they liked this book, as it had their favorite things in it: Pete, trains, and a grandma.
Adult Reader Reaction: I liked this book, too. I prefer the I Can Read series of Pete the Cat books and this one seemed to have more of a narrative than the others. Pete is still a great character and the bright color scheme is always appealing to kids.
Pros: Climb aboard in this story with a lovable and familiar character, trains, and a fun trip.
Borrow or Buy: Buy. I would buy this for a child who is learning to read and also who loves trains.
Educational Themes: This story will help new readers practice their skills. It is also a story you can share if you're getting ready to travel by train.
Notes: The publisher donated a copy of this book knowing that we would consider it for review and provide an independent, unbiased profile. This book will be given to a nonprofit to help readers in need.