Since it was first published in 1964, Whistle for Willie has delighted millions of young readers with its nearly wordless text and its striking collage artwork depicting the story of Peter, who longs to whistle for his dog. The New York Times wrote: "Mr. Keats' illustrations boldly, colorfully capture the child, his city world, and the shimmering heat of a summer's day."
|Publisher:||Penguin Young Readers Group|
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|File size:||42 MB|
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|Age Range:||3 Months to 3 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
Whistle for Willie based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
This book shows a child that if they keep practicing that they will finally succeed, as does Willie (Pete).
There were not alot of books with brown faces on the cover . But this one did ! All of Ezra Keat's bookswere exciting to me. They often took place in a city. And they were the stories a child could relate to, told using a child's voice. My sisters and I cheriahed these books for years and still do today. I am sixty four and I still enjoy this book and the others we've read over and over and over again.
This book is about a little boy named Peter who wants to learn to whistle so that he can call his dog when it is time to go home. Peter finds that he cannot whistle no matter how hard he tries. He tries to find things to help him whistle, like wearing his father's hat and pretending to be him.
Cute story about whistling. Teaches children how to whistle and has amazing illustrations!
I didn't really care for this book. It kinda meandered away from the point for the majority of the book. Part of the reason he wanted to learn how to whistle was so that he could hide and whistle for his dog just so the dog would get confused when he couldn't find who was whistling. How nice is that? The only good thing I can say about this book is that it teaches that practicing is the best way to gain a new skill. Otherwise, it just wasn't a great book. Or even a good book, really.
Great book! I know why I liked it so much when I was kid. Great book to have in the classroom... or a read aloud.