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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:
65,765
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 7.94(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

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