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Goggles (Picture Puffins) Paperback – November 1, 1998
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-Amber, Age 7
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.
The plot: Our friends Peter and Willie, with Peter's younger, bespectacled friend Archie, find a pair of motorcycle goggles. Peter and Willie are spotted by some rather dangerous looking "older boys." One of the older boys demands the goggles. After some uncertain and rather scary moments, the boys and dog outwit the older boys and escape to the safety of Archie's front porch.
The story has dark, gritty illustrations. I didn't live in an American ghetto in the 1960's, so I can only guess that Keats is accurately evoking the scene with his trademark colorful semi-abstract imagery. He uses collages and all the devices from Whistle for Willie to create a book that, for all the simplicity, looks like a movie. It reminds me of TV shows like Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids.
The book might be a bit "old" for the 2-year olds, considering the implied threat of violence in the plot, but my son just loves it.
If you're looking for another title by the author of Whistle for Willie, this is a good one!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love EJK, but this one is better for older kids. The illustrations of the older boys bullying Peter and Archie could be scary for the younger set. Read morePublished 2 months ago by waterbabeeee
Basically, an "action adventure" book based on the characters Peter from "Snowy Day" and his dog from "Whistle for Willie".Published 9 months ago by Dennis Castro
The illustrations depicting the African American boys environment was not suitable..It depicted a false picture of African American children living in blighted areas. Read morePublished 16 months ago by abj
Purchased for a school library. It was in great condition and for a reasonable cost to us.Published 16 months ago by Shirley M. Danz