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Goggles!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2007

    Goggles

    This story opens with the phrase, 'Archie, look what I found....Motorcycle goggles'. This story is about two boys and their dog. They find a set of goggles but the big boys try to steal them. 'Give us those goggles, kid!', the big boys exclaimed. So then the boys have to try and outsmart them so that they can keep the goggles. Keats, Jack Ezra. Goggles. Macmillan Publishing, 1969.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2006

    Caldecott Honor Book

    Archie, Peter, and Peter¿s dog, Willie were playing in their secret hideout when Peter found a pair of motorcycle goggles. They decided to go to Archie¿s house to play with the goggles, but all of the sudden a group of bullies spotted them and demanded that they hand over the goggles. However, Peter replied, ¿No, they¿re mine,¿ and one of the bullies hit him, knocking the goggles out of Peter¿s pocket. But ¿before anyone could move, Willie snatched the goggles and ran through a hole in the fence. The big boys chased after him.¿ The race was on to see who would find Willie and the goggles. Goggles! is a good book for children because it teaches them a lesson about facing bullies. Most children end up dealing with a bully sometime in their life, and this book shows them a good way of dealing with them. This book teaches children that while sometimes bullies may seem scary, you shouldn¿t let them ruin you life because usually they have a weak side too. Ezra Jack Keats grew up in Brooklyn, New York, where he excelled in art at an early age. He started receiving art awards from the time he was in elementary school, and eventually, he was recognized in the newspaper (when his father died, he was carrying the newspaper clippings showing his sons¿ achievements in his wallet). Ezra was awarded three different scholarships to art school, but he did not attend any of them. The Snowy Day is only one of many books that Ezra wrote about his African-American character, Peter. Ezra died in 1983 of a heart attack, yet he is still remembered today (mainly because he was the first American picture book author/illustrator to give black children a central role in children¿s literature). Keats, Ezra Jack. Goggles!. New York: The Viking Press, 1969. RL: Ages 4-8, Grades PreK-3

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2006

    My Review

    Goggles! is the story of two boys, Archie and Peter. While playing in a vacant lot, the boys discover a pair of motorcycle goggles. After trying the goggles on, they decide to leave the play-yard and sit on the steps at Archie¿s house with their newfound ¿treasure¿. Suddenly, some big boys appear. ¿Give us those goggles, kid!¿ shout the boys. ¿No, they¿re mine,¿ replies Peter as his dog, Willie growls at the big boys. Archie and Peter take off in an attempt to get away from the bullies. Will Archie and Peter give up the goggles? Will the big boys catch them? Read Goggles! by Ezra Jack Keats for the rest of the story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2006

    Caldecott Honor Book: Goggles

    Has a bully ever got in the way of your treasure? In this Caldecott Honor book, Ezra Jack Keats paints us a fabulous picture of an urban setting. Keats, born in 1916, began to take interest in art at an early age. He received numerous art scholarships, but he was unable to attend school due to his responsibility to take care of his family. Keats has six or book revolved around the loveable character, Peter. Ezra Keats has authored or illustrated more than eighty-five books for children. In this adorable book, Peter, his friend, Archie, and his dog Willie, find some motorcycle goggles. However, some older boys try to get the goggles from Peter. ¿Give us those goggles, kid!¿ Willie managed to get away with the goggles. Peter and Archie got away from the bullies. Peter tricked the older boys by telling Willie to meet the boys at the parking lot. ¿Willie-meet us at the parking lot!¿ So, the bullies took off to the parking lot, and Peter, Archie, and Willie escaped. Keats, Ezra Jack. Goggles. New York: Puffin Books, 1969. Reading level: Ages 4-8

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