Pet Show!

Pet Show!

by Ezra Jack Keats, Ezra Jack Keats
     
 

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Everyone is talking about the neighborhood pet show, and Archie can't wait. His friends are bringing dogs and birds, and he is going to enter the cat who lives near by. But when it's time to go, the cat is nowhere to be found. The contest is about to start. What can Archie do?

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Overview

Everyone is talking about the neighborhood pet show, and Archie can't wait. His friends are bringing dogs and birds, and he is going to enter the cat who lives near by. But when it's time to go, the cat is nowhere to be found. The contest is about to start. What can Archie do?

"The succinct, satisfying story is illustrated with vibrant, brilliantly colored paintings." (Booklist)

Author Biography: Caldecott Medal recipient Ezra Jack Keats died in 1983 after completing more than 85 books for children.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Pet Show! by Ezra Jack Keats, first published in 1972, captures a smalltown simplicity amidst an urban landscape, as an African-American boy struggles with the decision of which pet to enter in the neighborhood contest. ( Sept.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Pet Show! by Ezra Jack Keats, first published in 1972, captures a smalltown simplicity amidst an urban landscape, as an African-American boy struggles with the decision of which pet to enter in the neighborhood contest. ( Sept.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
Children are in for a treat in this latest printing of one of Keats' classic picture books. Archie and all of his friends from the neighborhood are excitedly gathering their pets for the local pet show. Archie is all ready to enter the stray cat that has followed him home, when he suddenly discovers his cat is missing. Archie and his friends Willie, Susie and Peter look everywhere for the cat, but it cannot be found before it is time to go to the pet show. Luckily, Archie is a quick-thinker, and at the final minutes, he comes up with a surprise last-minute pet to enter in the show—a blue ribbon winning germ in a jar. In a heartwarming conclusion, boy and cat finally reunite when an old woman brings Archie's cat to the pet show herself. The author's use of various paints and textiles give the vibrantly colored illustrations an almost three-dimensional effect. 2001 (orig. 1972), Viking, $15.99 and $6.99. Ages 4 to 8. Reviewer:Catherine Campbell Wright

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780027496208
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Publication date:
04/01/1972
Pages:
40
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Ezra Jack Keats (1916–1983) is the Caldecott Medal winning author of The Snowy Day, which broke ground in 1962 as one of the first picture books for young children to portray a realistic, multi-cultural urban setting. Since its initial publication, The Snowy Day has come to be regarded as both a children’s classic and one of the most important picture books ever written/illustrated. Ezra Jack Keats’ legacy lives on in the popularity of his most famous character, Peter—the star of The Snowy DayWhistle for WilliePeter's ChairA Letter to AmyGoggles, and others. Visit the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation online at www.ezra-jack-keats.org

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
March 11, 1916
Date of Death:
May 6, 1983
Place of Birth:
Brooklyn, New York
Place of Death:
New York, New York
Education:
Thomas Jefferson High School, New York City

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