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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780670880621
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 11/28/1998
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 602,507
Product dimensions: 8.31(w) x 9.44(h) x 0.31(d)
Lexile: AD340L (what's this?)
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


Thomas Jefferson High School, New York City

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Goggles 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
IEliasson on LibraryThing 27 days ago
Ezra Jack Keats Goggles is one of a series of picture books featuring the adventures of Peter, an African American boy growing up in the city. Peter and his friend, Archie, are playing in a junk strewn lot when they find a pair of lens less motorcycle goggles, and are chased by neighborhood big bullies who want to snatch the goggles from them. With the help of Peter¿s Dachshund, Willie, the boys evade the bullies and keep the goggles. Keats gouache and collage illustrations capture the grit of urban texture with bright, bold images that pop with tension of the hide and seek and chase. Ezra¿s classic tale of little kids outwitting big kids will appeal to all kids whether bullied or not.
Khoffy on LibraryThing 3 months ago
Ezra Jack Keats' books are fantastic means of discussing feelings with students, allowing the teacher to ask students to examine what the characters are feeling and what parts of the text show them those feelings. Goggles! allows a discussion about bullying and how a student feels when they're being threatened by others.
atlomas on LibraryThing 3 months ago
This book is about two boys who find goggles. Some older kids want the goggles as well and try to take it from the two main characters by force. The main characters end up outsmarting the older kids in the end and keep the goggles they found. I would read this to every class to help talk about the subject of bulling and how it makes people feel. I would also use it as a lesson on exclamation points because they are used a lot in the book as well.
CrystalRushton on LibraryThing 3 months ago
Goggles is a story about two friends, Peter and Willie, and Peter¿s younger brother Archie, all find a pair of motorcycle goggles. Peter and Willie are spotted by some older and more intimidating boys, and one of the boys demands the boys give up the goggles. The boys are unsure what to do, but after some hustling and scuffling, the boys trick the older boys, and make it safely back to Peter¿s front porch. The illustrations in this book are excellent and really add to the dark, intimidating feel of the story. The illustrations are by no means traditional and appear rather abstract and edgy. This book is an excellent book for students to read on bullying and how to deal with them.
Jill.Barrington on LibraryThing 3 months ago
A boy, his neighborhood friend, and his dog find a pair of goggles at their secret hiding place. When a group of older boys gives them trouble, the two boys and the dog outsmart the older boys.The book would be useful in discussing personal values.
cvyork on LibraryThing 3 months ago
Another priceless picture book by Keats!
conuly on LibraryThing 3 months ago
I've read other books by Ezra Jack Keats. I had expected this book to be on about the same reading level as the others, but the language is much simpler, with shorter sentences and fewer words per page. There's nothing wrong with that, but I was a little disappointed.It's possible this story may be a little scary for younger children, featuring as it does the imminent threat from the bullies who want to snatch things from smaller children. Peter and his friend rescue themselves very cleverly - and that's a wonderful message for kids! - but you should probably read this book before you buy it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My son learned all about Ezra Jack Keats at school and they read & did projects on many of his books. Goggles! was the on he kept coming home talking about then put it on his Christmas list... So of course I had to get it. A personal con to the book was the slang. I'm not fond of trying to read a book to my son that has slang, so I just read it correctly. When I did read how it was in the book my son corrected me & wasn't fond of the slang either. Other than that we have a lot of fun reading this story together.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book because it shows that, with a little creativity, bullies can be outsmarted.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book gives three bits of good advice to kids: finders keepers, how to handle bullies by sticking up for yourself and not to run home crying to mommy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story opens with the phrase, 'Archie, look what I found....Motorcycle goggles'. This story is about two boys and their dog. They find a set of goggles but the big boys try to steal them. 'Give us those goggles, kid!', the big boys exclaimed. So then the boys have to try and outsmart them so that they can keep the goggles. Keats, Jack Ezra. Goggles. Macmillan Publishing, 1969.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Goggles! is the story of two boys, Archie and Peter. While playing in a vacant lot, the boys discover a pair of motorcycle goggles. After trying the goggles on, they decide to leave the play-yard and sit on the steps at Archie¿s house with their newfound ¿treasure¿. Suddenly, some big boys appear. ¿Give us those goggles, kid!¿ shout the boys. ¿No, they¿re mine,¿ replies Peter as his dog, Willie growls at the big boys. Archie and Peter take off in an attempt to get away from the bullies. Will Archie and Peter give up the goggles? Will the big boys catch them? Read Goggles! by Ezra Jack Keats for the rest of the story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Archie, Peter, and Peter¿s dog, Willie were playing in their secret hideout when Peter found a pair of motorcycle goggles. They decided to go to Archie¿s house to play with the goggles, but all of the sudden a group of bullies spotted them and demanded that they hand over the goggles. However, Peter replied, ¿No, they¿re mine,¿ and one of the bullies hit him, knocking the goggles out of Peter¿s pocket. But ¿before anyone could move, Willie snatched the goggles and ran through a hole in the fence. The big boys chased after him.¿ The race was on to see who would find Willie and the goggles. Goggles! is a good book for children because it teaches them a lesson about facing bullies. Most children end up dealing with a bully sometime in their life, and this book shows them a good way of dealing with them. This book teaches children that while sometimes bullies may seem scary, you shouldn¿t let them ruin you life because usually they have a weak side too. Ezra Jack Keats grew up in Brooklyn, New York, where he excelled in art at an early age. He started receiving art awards from the time he was in elementary school, and eventually, he was recognized in the newspaper (when his father died, he was carrying the newspaper clippings showing his sons¿ achievements in his wallet). Ezra was awarded three different scholarships to art school, but he did not attend any of them. The Snowy Day is only one of many books that Ezra wrote about his African-American character, Peter. Ezra died in 1983 of a heart attack, yet he is still remembered today (mainly because he was the first American picture book author/illustrator to give black children a central role in children¿s literature). Keats, Ezra Jack. Goggles!. New York: The Viking Press, 1969. RL: Ages 4-8, Grades PreK-3
Guest More than 1 year ago
Has a bully ever got in the way of your treasure? In this Caldecott Honor book, Ezra Jack Keats paints us a fabulous picture of an urban setting. Keats, born in 1916, began to take interest in art at an early age. He received numerous art scholarships, but he was unable to attend school due to his responsibility to take care of his family. Keats has six or book revolved around the loveable character, Peter. Ezra Keats has authored or illustrated more than eighty-five books for children. In this adorable book, Peter, his friend, Archie, and his dog Willie, find some motorcycle goggles. However, some older boys try to get the goggles from Peter. ¿Give us those goggles, kid!¿ Willie managed to get away with the goggles. Peter and Archie got away from the bullies. Peter tricked the older boys by telling Willie to meet the boys at the parking lot. ¿Willie-meet us at the parking lot!¿ So, the bullies took off to the parking lot, and Peter, Archie, and Willie escaped. Keats, Ezra Jack. Goggles. New York: Puffin Books, 1969. Reading level: Ages 4-8