Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes
From the bestselling Pete the Cat series: Join Pete the Cat as he counts cupcakes! Help Pete the Cat and his friends find the missing cupcakes! Pete the Cat and his friends are busy as can be baking cupcakes for a party, and Pete can’t wait to perform with his groovy band. But some of the cupcakes have gone missing! Who could have taken them? In this latest Pete the Cat picture book adventure, by New York Times bestselling authors James and Kimberly Dean, Pete and the gang solve the mystery of the missing cupcakes and learn that it’s cool to be kind.The fun never stops—watch the grovin’ video online. 

Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes Details

TitlePete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes
Author
ReleaseOct 4th, 2016
PublisherHarperCollins
ISBN-139780062304346
Rating
GenreChildrens, Picture Books, Number, Counting, Storytime

Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes Review

  • Mischenko
    January 1, 1970
    Cute and colorful children's book about disappearing cupcakes.
  • Shaikhah
    January 1, 1970
    Good for kids
  • M
    January 1, 1970
    I MISS YOU ERIC LITWIN!!!!!!!!! The Pete the Cat books are just not as good without Mr. Eric. This new addition to the Pete the Cat saga is too wordy and the rhymes are too clunky. It just doesn't have the magic the previous titles had...
  • Stephanie (Reading is Better With Cupcakes)
    January 1, 1970
    Review to come
  • Amanda
    January 1, 1970
    If I could give this piece of garbage negative stars I would. Out of loyalty to the character and because I knew that patrons would ask about it, I read this and I SUFFERED. The only good thing in this entire bit of drivel is the message of forgiveness. There, I just told you that you should forgive a friend if they wrong you thereby saving you from having to suffer through the HORRIBLE text--I can't even call it rhyming because it was so uneven and atrocious at times--and the asinine plot that If I could give this piece of garbage negative stars I would. Out of loyalty to the character and because I knew that patrons would ask about it, I read this and I SUFFERED. The only good thing in this entire bit of drivel is the message of forgiveness. There, I just told you that you should forgive a friend if they wrong you thereby saving you from having to suffer through the HORRIBLE text--I can't even call it rhyming because it was so uneven and atrocious at times--and the asinine plot that dragged on and on and on and on and on and on and on (get the picture?)--and the pictures which really have become a bit creepy.According to the message of this book, I should forgive this book for ruining a character for me and wasting my time...but I cannot. I feel resentful. Give me my old Pete the Cat back!
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  • Mimi.Y
    January 1, 1970
    Missing Cupcakes?? Who took them? This was on mystery Pete The Cat must solve even I didn't know until the very end.
  • Janet
    January 1, 1970
    A longer text than most of the Pete the Cat books. Children have always loved cupcakes and we certainly live in a cupcake crazed world at the moment and Pete is about to throw a party with the ten cupcakes he has made. Beginning with ten cupcakes all of a sudden some so missing and interestingly enough they disappear by twos and this is where someone could work in the concept of subtracting by 2s. Anyway Pete and Gus begin to search for the cupcake taker. One of the better Pete the Cat stories i A longer text than most of the Pete the Cat books. Children have always loved cupcakes and we certainly live in a cupcake crazed world at the moment and Pete is about to throw a party with the ten cupcakes he has made. Beginning with ten cupcakes all of a sudden some so missing and interestingly enough they disappear by twos and this is where someone could work in the concept of subtracting by 2s. Anyway Pete and Gus begin to search for the cupcake taker. One of the better Pete the Cat stories in my opinion.
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  • Lisa D
    January 1, 1970
    Loved it! Too cute!
  • Jacqueline
    January 1, 1970
    The rhyme scheme in this book is so off. A sample: "Just then they found a clue. Gus said, 'Look what I have found. Sprinkles on the ground. I bet it was Squirrel. She loves sprinkles.'" Uhhhh, what?
  • Jessica
    January 1, 1970
    This is a book that teaches math concepts using suspense, who took the missing cupcakes? The book shows pages with clues of who could have taken the cupcakes (footprints). After reading the story I will the children split up into small groups. Some students will be coloring and decorating their own cupcakes. They will get paper sprinkles, markers, crayons, and glitter. Some students will be in the science center identifying different footprints. I will ask them, are these people or animal prints This is a book that teaches math concepts using suspense, who took the missing cupcakes? The book shows pages with clues of who could have taken the cupcakes (footprints). After reading the story I will the children split up into small groups. Some students will be coloring and decorating their own cupcakes. They will get paper sprinkles, markers, crayons, and glitter. Some students will be in the science center identifying different footprints. I will ask them, are these people or animal prints? I will be exposing them to alligator tracks, puppy prints, horse prints, and barefoot prints.
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  • Joy Keil
    January 1, 1970
    One of my favourite Pete the Cat books yet! Great for counting practice as well...
  • Ally McCulloch
    January 1, 1970
    We have read this before, but it didn’t get logged. It’s a fun, little book with a surprise for the kids, teaching them not to jump to conclusions.
  • Elza B
    January 1, 1970
    Cute but problematic
  • Janey Merry
    January 1, 1970
    I have loved the “Pete the Cat” series since reading the first one as a teacher to my first grade class back in 2012. He is such a fun and original character! Well, there was a sale at Barnes & Noble when I picked this one up. (Of course, if you know me, I almost never pay full price for . . . well, anything! #bargainbuyer)“Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes” has great rhyming text, bright illustrations, and a quick-paced story. Classic story structure pillars just like the first one has I have loved the “Pete the Cat” series since reading the first one as a teacher to my first grade class back in 2012. He is such a fun and original character! Well, there was a sale at Barnes & Noble when I picked this one up. (Of course, if you know me, I almost never pay full price for . . . well, anything! #bargainbuyer)“Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes” has great rhyming text, bright illustrations, and a quick-paced story. Classic story structure pillars just like the first one has which have held it up as a bestseller and popular pick. This cupcake sequel, though, has a lot more characters in it! The cast is quite a zoo including a squirrel, turtle, alligator, platypus, toad, and (of course) cat. All of Pete’s friends are gathering for a party later in the day, so Pete and Gus, the platypus, are making cupcakes for the occasion. They bake and decorate 10 treats, but 2-by-2 they disappear from the windowsill where they had been cooling! Who is the culprit? Pete and Gus must follow clues and play detective to find out, and they run into a couple of wrong guesses along the way!Fun story and adorable illustrations! I plan on adding more “Pete” books to my son’s library. Tell me, which one should I check out next? If you don’t JIVE with the Pete series, then tell me about another series. I’m all ears!
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  • Ashlin Edmisten
    January 1, 1970
    I really love Pete the Cat, I do. He's so cute and he's so cool, but as these stories are cranked out, they have lost their charm. Pete's not all that cool any more (Magic Sunglasses is the last time he was in my opinion), the rhymes and songs are clunky, and the stories seem forced. :( I still love him, but I miss Four Groovy Buttons Pete. Maybe the Deans can re-read the Litwin-penned books for inspiration?
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  • Mary
    January 1, 1970
    Another rhyming Pete the Cat story. This time Pete and his friend Gus are trying to figure out who has been eating their cupcakes. With a little bit of math and a touch of mystery, Pete the Cat fans will enjoy this lively picture book.
  • John
    January 1, 1970
    So... so there was bakin' and bakin' all day. And they were bakin' CUPcakes. And they cooked them and then somebody was stealing them. And then at the end [spoiler alert], there was cupcakes all missing, and I said "Oh no, there's ZERO!!!"
  • Jason
    January 1, 1970
    A rare instance of a super popular series not just dialing it in for the bucks. I kinda liked the asymmetrical rhyming and while the plot was familiar it wasn't insipid. And it's got counting, too! Way to diverge from the formula, James Dean!
  • Michelle
    January 1, 1970
    Bring Litwin back!
  • Jon(athan) Nakapalau
    January 1, 1970
    Missing cupcakes...clues pointing to different friends...but everyone says they did not do it...can Pete get to the bottom of this mystery before all the cupcakes are gone...and then there were none?
  • Theresa Grissom
    January 1, 1970
    Another Pete the Cat winner! Kids will love it.
  • Morgan
    January 1, 1970
    Read at work before shelving. Very adorable. Loved the rhyming and the bright, colorful illustrations.Great for children's storytime with a cupcake snack!
  • Grace Morton
    January 1, 1970
    I could see how all the cupcakes left...it was hidden but I found it. :)
  • Vicki
    January 1, 1970
    A fun mystery counting book. Colorful and yummy illustrations.
  • Stacy Natal
    January 1, 1970
    A fun mystery/prediction book that could be used as a tie in to subtraction. Cute illustrations and a little lesson on forgiveness thrown in.
  • Cassandra Coburn
    January 1, 1970
    “Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes” is one of the many books currently a part of James and Kimberly Dean’s “Pete the Cat” franchise. Blending both strong literary and counting techniques, the Deans help bring this work to fruition by employing Pete and his friends to determine who’s stealing their cupcakes before their party arrives. Being that this was the first “Pete the Cat” book I’ve read, I did not think much of its length the first time I read it. However, I noticed that other reviewi “Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes” is one of the many books currently a part of James and Kimberly Dean’s “Pete the Cat” franchise. Blending both strong literary and counting techniques, the Deans help bring this work to fruition by employing Pete and his friends to determine who’s stealing their cupcakes before their party arrives. Being that this was the first “Pete the Cat” book I’ve read, I did not think much of its length the first time I read it. However, I noticed that other reviewing the story noted its increased length in comparison to its predecessors. This is one of the few children’s literature pieces that I actually wouldn’t consider utilizing either inside or outside the classroom. I did not appreciate the Dean’s artistic style; nor their irregular use of rhyming. The use of end rhymes were as out of place as the book’s storyline itself. I understand that the authors wanted an element of suspense to be present in their work, but it was so unclear who the characters were attempting to hold accountable for stealing cupcakes! The story essentially took on the theme of a witch-hunt – with the takeaway that it is somehow acceptable to jump to conclusions. Images had an uneasy feel about them, and I was surprised to discover that some of the characters maintained a scowl throughout the whole book. I also did not appreciate the lack of character development, as well. It felt almost necessary to read other books in the “Pete the Cat” story franchise to gain an accurate picture of the protagonist and supporting individuals. “Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes” did not have the firm foundation necessary to be a standalone text, nor one with a positive impact on readers.
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  • Madison Runcorn
    January 1, 1970
    Pete the Cat has always been a favorite when it comes to story time with the little ones. Pete is a fun, loving black cat who gets himself in situations and sure does have fun with his life. On this particular volume, Pete and his friend Gus made 10 cupcakes for Pete the Cats cupcake party, but all of a sudden the cupcakes kept disappearing. Pete and Gus went on an adventure to figure out who the cupcake thief was. After a few assumptions and guesses they figured the the thief out. But how can s Pete the Cat has always been a favorite when it comes to story time with the little ones. Pete is a fun, loving black cat who gets himself in situations and sure does have fun with his life. On this particular volume, Pete and his friend Gus made 10 cupcakes for Pete the Cats cupcake party, but all of a sudden the cupcakes kept disappearing. Pete and Gus went on an adventure to figure out who the cupcake thief was. After a few assumptions and guesses they figured the the thief out. But how can someone really turn down a good looking cupcake, I know I would't be able too! The way the author illustrates the pictures allows you to really capture the fantasy that was written. The author wrote this book as a rhyming book which allows the read to get into what they are reading, it creates a deeper meaning of the story. This book would fall under the fantasy genre because there are talking animals, who are making cupcakes, and different species getting along. These were unreal actions and events that presented talking animals as if they were doing human-like actions. The illustrations were very pop-art and cartoon, you can tell by all the colors and painting like pictures. I highly recommend this book, super cute and very up lifting for a great bedtime story.
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  • Paige Miller
    January 1, 1970
    Summary: Pete is having a cupcake party and his friend Gus is helping him make cupcakes. They lined up the cupcakes and counted them when they were finished, there were ten cupcakes total. "Uh Oh," says Gus, "someone took some of them." As cupcakes continue to disappear, Pete and Gus go on an adventure to uncover the case of the missing cupcakes. This is a silly, classic Pete the Cat story with colorful illustrations and many of Pete's familiar storytime friends. The students will learn about be Summary: Pete is having a cupcake party and his friend Gus is helping him make cupcakes. They lined up the cupcakes and counted them when they were finished, there were ten cupcakes total. "Uh Oh," says Gus, "someone took some of them." As cupcakes continue to disappear, Pete and Gus go on an adventure to uncover the case of the missing cupcakes. This is a silly, classic Pete the Cat story with colorful illustrations and many of Pete's familiar storytime friends. The students will learn about being a good friend and even work on their math skills. Activity: I would turn this into a math activity. I would let the students all make, decorate, and cut out their own cupcakes as a fun activity. Then I would split them up in groups of two and have them do math problems using the cupcakes as counters/manipulatives. Examples: 1. 6 + 7 = __ C C C C C C + C C C C C C C = __ (13 cupcakes)2. __ - 6 = 7 fill in the blank __ - C C C C C C = C C C C C C C (13)FREEWRITE: Think of a time when things didn't work out how you wanted and a friend hurt your feelings in some way. Did you forgive them? Why should you?Citation:Dean, K., & Dean, J. (2016). Pete the cat and the missing cupcakes. HarperCollins.
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  • Jessica
    January 1, 1970
    Pete and his friend were making cupcakes for a party later that day. Suddenly, after they counted ten cupcakes, there was only eight cupcakes left. After looking for clues and trying to figure out who the person taking the cupcakes was, all of the cupcakes ended up missing. After going through all of the clues and ruling out who it would and would not be, the two friends found who did it. This book was a very good read. I loved the rhyming and the way the words were put in. Some of the words wer Pete and his friend were making cupcakes for a party later that day. Suddenly, after they counted ten cupcakes, there was only eight cupcakes left. After looking for clues and trying to figure out who the person taking the cupcakes was, all of the cupcakes ended up missing. After going through all of the clues and ruling out who it would and would not be, the two friends found who did it. This book was a very good read. I loved the rhyming and the way the words were put in. Some of the words were bold to stand out and red. Also the illustrations were very unique and I liked them very much. I loved how it incorporated a bunch of animals as the characters and friends. I would definitely recommend this book.
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  • A Allen
    January 1, 1970
    Pete and his friends search for who is taking their cupcakes. Eventually we learn it was grumpy toad who just "couldn't stop with just one!" Everyone thinks Toad should miss the festivities but Pete convinces them to give Toad another chance. Then, Toad arrives to the party with cupcakes for everyone. If Toad had the means and ability to make cupcakes, I don't understand why he didn't just go home and make his own cupcakes after smelling Pete's cupcakes. I also don't understand how "I couldn't s Pete and his friends search for who is taking their cupcakes. Eventually we learn it was grumpy toad who just "couldn't stop with just one!" Everyone thinks Toad should miss the festivities but Pete convinces them to give Toad another chance. Then, Toad arrives to the party with cupcakes for everyone. If Toad had the means and ability to make cupcakes, I don't understand why he didn't just go home and make his own cupcakes after smelling Pete's cupcakes. I also don't understand how "I couldn't stop with just one!" is an excuse when he shouldn't have taken even one without permission. I appreciate that Pete convinced his peers to give Toad another chance. However, I just can't get over Toad's weak excuse for eating all the cupcakes. Ugh
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