Pete the Cat:
Five Little Pumpkins




Pete the Cat Five Little Pumpkins

Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins
by James Dean

Pete the Cat joins some pumpkins for this simple book based around the popular Halloween chant "Five Little Pumpkins." (Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate. / The first one said, "Oh, my it's getting late. " / The second one said, "There are witches in the air." / The third one said, "But we don't care."etc)  That's really the whole storyline.

Truthfully, we don't love this book. We don't use it in our own classrooms at Halloween time because there's really just not much to it.  However, we are including this book on our list because some readers wrote in to recommend it, but... we don't necessarily recommend this book ourselves. There's not much meat to it! Pete doesn't seem to feature into the story line much at all.  Fans of Pete the Cat books might find this one quite disappointing!

And considering how simple and short this book is (something like 30-40 words total in the whole book), we are bumping the recommended reading level down to preschool to Kindergarten. Our first graders (who LOVE Pete the Cat would be left wondering, "Is that all?")

Reading Levels

Interest Level:  Preschool - Kindergarten          DRA Level: 12                   
Lexile Measure: AD30L                                      Guided Reading:  G 

See Inside This Book:

Below are sample pages from inside this book.  Despite the plot not being too exciting, we still enjoyed this book simply because we LOVE this illustrator's style!

Pete the Cat Five Little Pumpkins


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How adorable is this!

If you have an extra pumpkin and some blue paint... this is an adorable classroom Halloween decoration!  This website here explains how to make it.  We are really tempted. :)

Pete the Cat Five Little Pumpkins




If you don't already know about the Pete the Cat series, you need to check out these funny books. Kids LOVE Pete...and you will too. :)  Some of them are shown below.  To learn more, click on the book covers below or the link above.


Or...click here to see more books from our best Halloween kids books list