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Peter's Chair board book

Peter's Chair board book

by Ezra Jack Keats
     
 

Peter, the hero of many of Ezra Jack Keats' award-winning books, is upset when his parents paint his old baby furniture pink for his new little sister. There's one thing they haven't painted yet, though: his little blue chair. He'll do whatever it takes to save it—even run away! Now this perennial favorite is accessible to even the youngest child in a

Overview

Peter, the hero of many of Ezra Jack Keats' award-winning books, is upset when his parents paint his old baby furniture pink for his new little sister. There's one thing they haven't painted yet, though: his little blue chair. He'll do whatever it takes to save it—even run away! Now this perennial favorite is accessible to even the youngest child in a durable board book edition, with reinforced pages, a handy trim size, and safe, rounded corners.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sharon Salluzzo
Not only does Peter have to be quiet now that there is a new baby at his house but his crib and his high chair are now pink. When he sees that his favorite little chair has not been painted yet, Peter takes the chair along with his toy crocodile, his favorite picture of himself as a baby, and his dog, Willie, and runs away. He sets up all the items right in front of his house. When he attempts to sit in the chair Peter discovers he is now too big. While sitting in a "grown-up" chair to eat the special lunch his mother has made Peter suggests to his father that they paint the chair pink for his new sister, Susie. The pacing, carefully selected words for the text, the experience of adjusting to a new baby, and the illustrations are as fresh today as when the book was first printed forty years ago. The board book edition of this classic is especially nice to have available for toddlers who have a new sibling in the house.
Children's Literature - Judith Gravitz
Peter is not pleased by the arrival of his new baby sister. Not only does she seem to infringe upon his noisy playtime, but his parents also have preempted his baby furniture for her use. And worse yet, they have painted it pink! When his favorite chair seems to be the next painting subject, Peter acts. Taking his chair, food and other beloved items, Peter runs away... to the front stoop. As Peter goes to sit down in his baby chair to think, he begins to understand what it means to be a big brother. This timeless story, which is approaching its 30th anniversary (1997), is as charming and insightful as ever. The audiocassette in this tape/book package has one side just for listening; the other side has page cues to use in conjunction with the book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780670061907
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
09/21/2006
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
128,817
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 5.85(h) x 0.65(d)
Age Range:
3 Months to 2 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 Day, Whistle for Willie, Peter's Chair, A Letter to Amy, Goggles, 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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