Roberto is excited about the paper mouse he made in school, until Amy asks, "Does it do anything?" Roberto isn't sure, so he leaves the mouse on his window sill and goes to bed. Before long his apartment building is quiet, but Roberto can't fall asleep. So he gets up to look out the window and sees Archie's cat being chased by a big, snarling dog! Roberto doesn't know what to do, but fate steps in and an unlikely hero comes to the cat's rescue. "The artist's skillful use of a combination of acrylic painting and collage has never been more effectively employed than in this quiet tale." -The Horn Book
|Publisher:||Penguin Young Readers Group|
|Product dimensions:||7.81(w) x 10.06(h) x 0.15(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 7 Years|
About 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
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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Roberto cannot sleep on a summer night. He looks out the window and sees Archie's cat cornered by a dog. Who will save Archie's cat? The images in this book are lovely. Ezra Jack Keats uses paper marbling for the apartment building's windows and the sky to give them a more whimsical, dreamlike atmosphere. This book is appropriate for kindergarteners and first and second graders. Children will probably enjoy or be puzzled by the idea of a mouse frightening a dog, which could generate some great discussion. The images would also be useful in an art class if students are learning about paper marbling.
Roberto made a paper mouse at school and placed it on his windowsill just before bedtime. While everyone else in his building were fast asleep and dreaming, Roberto could not fall asleep. Roberto got out of bed and looked out of his window to see a dog snarling at his friend Archie's cat. Roberto accidentally knocked over his paper mouse which began to fly away. The huge shadow of the mouse scared the dog away and the cat was free. When morning time came, everyone was awake except for Roberto. He was dreaming.
When everyone else is sleeping, Roberto just could not sleep. After staying up for a long time, he witnesses something he cannot believe; the shadow of a falling paper mouse he made in school saves a cat from a dog on the street below his window. Roberto is able to fall asleep after such an interesting occurrence.The book would be a good way to talk about times when something unexpected happens and when something acquires an unitended purpose.