Paris, Pee Wee and Big Dog

Paris, Pee Wee and Big Dog

by Rosa Guy

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Gr 4-6 Paris, Pee Wee and Big Dog are three young black boys who live in Harlem, New York. One Saturday morning, ten-year-old Paris' mother leaves him with explicit and loving instructions to stay at home and help her by cleaning his room. However, temptation from his friend Pee Wee proves to be too great. The enticement to roller skate down a nearby steep street becomes a contest which leads to other challenging adventures and escape from a bully and the police on busy streets and in the park. Toward late afternoon and after several adventures, some more dangerous than others, Paris returns home to his anxious and forgiving mother. Guy's attempt to write for a young audience has resulted in a lackluster and stilted series of events which make for boring reading, not redeemed by Binch's pencil sketches. The potential for a story is here, but this one never quite happens as it plods laboriously along. A book that is highly unlikely to captivate the interest of the age group for which it is intended. Helen E. Williams, University of Maryland, College Park

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