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Peter's Chair

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by Ezra Jack Keats
     
 

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Generations of children have read, re-read, and loved Ezra Jack Keats's award-winning, classic stories about Peter and his neighborhood friends. Now, for the first time, Peter's Chair, A Letter to Amy, and Goggles! are available in paperback exclusively from Puffin. "A more charming or contemporary child than Peter...is hard to bring to mind." -

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Generations of children have read, re-read, and loved Ezra Jack Keats's award-winning, classic stories about Peter and his neighborhood friends. Now, for the first time, Peter's Chair, A Letter to Amy, and Goggles! are available in paperback exclusively from Puffin. "A more charming or contemporary child than Peter...is hard to bring to mind." -- Library Journal

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:
9780140564419
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
08/28/1998
Series:
Picture Puffin Books Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
36,045
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.13(d)
Lexile:
390L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 5 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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Peter's Chair 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
nmk97 More than 1 year ago
Story and illustrations loved by my 4 yr old and myself! Well done on nook version as well with read to me feature a favorite of my daughter's since she was 3. Lately however, the read and record feature has also been discovered as a favorite so she can record herself reading the story out loud!
psj More than 1 year ago
My 2 year old has loved Ezra Jack Keats' books about Peter since he was 9 months old. We bought this one in preparation for a new baby and our son loves this one too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My 2 yr. old loves this book. She can recite it by heart. It tremendously helped her adjust to the new routine involving her baby sister.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm a 14yr old girl who has been in love with this book since the age of three. I will forever cherish this book.I remember reading it over and over again when my little brother was born so i wouldn't feel left out.