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Flannel Friday: Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons… Plus a GIVEAWAY!


Happy Flannel Friday!

I’ve been in a storytime/program tornado this fall. I keep promising to get back in the swing of blogging, but then I’ve seriously been so busy, that I just run out of time and brain power (seriously, I just typed brian power, and could not figure out what was wrong with itIn preparation for our annual teacher workshop on the Latest and Greatest in Children’s Books, I made 3 flannelboards (compete with patterns) so I have 3 #FF posts ready to go!

Anyway this week is that lovable, easy-going feline Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons.

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin

I borrowed the pattern from But I wanted to make the shirt open(-able),

Pete is such a dapper dude!

and  (well, and I really I wanted to give Pete a bellybutton)  so I made a few changes.

Pillsbury Meow-boy! Hee Hee!

It’s a little more work, but this one is going to log a lot of  miles, so it’s worth the effort. Anyway click on the link above for MLF version and/or this one: Pete The Cat 4 Groovy Buttons for the pdf pattern I made for the teacher workshop handout.

It occurs to me that I had to do a little trial & error to assemble this little dude. So I will make a copy, so I can take pictures of the  how I put it together. Then I’ll do a special #FF giveaway.

Leave a comment on this post, and you’ll be entered to win the demo version of this flannelboard, and you won’t even need the “some assembly required” follow-up post. Cheers!


Step 1: Lay "head" on a flat surface.

Step 1: Lay “head” on a flat surface.



25 thoughts on “Flannel Friday: Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons… Plus a GIVEAWAY!

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  2. Where can one find the directions for “some assembly required” for Pete and his buttons?

  3. Would you consider selling one? I am not very artistic.

  4. Love what you’ve done with Pete! The kids always l
    ove interactive flannels like this. :o) If I don’t win your Pete, I know I will be making my own! Thanks for sharing the open-able shirt idea!

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  6. Hands down, one of my favorite story books ever! Any time I read this particular one, moms come up to me and say how much they love it! (While also wishing they could hide it because that chant gets stuck in their head!)

  7. I love that you made his shirt open. I never thought of that!

  8. I am sure you have already given away the giveaway (since it’s been over a month) but I just stumbled across your blog (I think from reading storytime katie) and I wanted to thank you for all the wonderful storytime resources and ideas I will undoubtedly be borrowing from you. I was getting a bit of librarian fatigue and your posts are just what I need to fall in love with storytime again!

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