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Pet Show! Hardcover – September 10, 2001


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Viking Juvenile (September 10, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0670035041
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670035045
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 9 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,431,377 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

et Show! by Ezra Jack Keats, first published in 1972, captures a smalltown simplicity amidst an urban landscape, as an African-American boy struggles with the decision of which pet to enter in the neighborhood contest.

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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

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This book by Ezra Jack Keats was first published in 1972.
Harriet J. Leitner
EJK's books are always visually gorgeous, with colors and textures that delight readers.
S. Stein
We love the punch line if you will about Archie bringing a germ as a pet.
J. Petersen

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Ken Miller on August 18, 2001
Format: Library Binding
It's the day of the neighborhood pet show, and Archie plans to take his cat. But where IS the cat? Archie can't find it, so Peter, Roberto, and Susie reluctantly go to the pet show without him.
Ensuring that each contestant is a winner, the judges give out blue ribbons to everyone, creating categories on the fly, such as "cat with the longest whiskers," "friendliest fish," etc. Archie finally arrives, but an old woman shows up just as Archie is displaying his hasty last-second entry (a jar, containing a germ). Beside the old woman is Archie's cat. The old woman is given the blue ribbon for displaying the cat.
Archie displays good humor and grace. The old woman offers the blue ribbon to Archie, but he insists that she keep it. Archie and his friends all enjoy themselves.
Like most of Ezra Jack Keats' books, _Pet Show_ is populated with children and adults of several ethnicities, but primarily African-American. The book design is marvelous. Basically the book looks like _A Letter To Amy_ and _Whistle for Willie_.
My son and I read this one all the time. He's almost 2 1/2 years old, and while I expect that most children are enjoying this at age 4 and age 5, my son thoroughly loves it. When we reach the section where Archie is late for the pet show, he almost can't contain himself until he sees Archie's silhouette racing along, jar in hand, and he belts out "Here Goes Archie!"-- _Pet Show_ is a winner.
Ken32
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By S. Stein on September 7, 2000
Format: Board book
Poor Archie. In the previous EJK book "Hi Cat," a darn alley cat follows him home after wreaking havoc with his day. Now, in "Pet Show," Archie is ready to enter the contest with said cat -- but cat has vanished. Archie ultimately displays cleverness as well as kindness, a wonderful lesson for little ones. EJK's books are always visually gorgeous, with colors and textures that delight readers. But even the grownup who reads this book will appreciate clever little Archie and the reminder that sometimes, tough situations require a little ingenuity and a helping of grace.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 22, 1999
Format: Board book
I liked this book because of its colorful illustrations that enliven the story. The stories that Ezra Jack Keats write are so good to use for children to relate to. I recomend his books to teachers to use in bibliotherapy and for just anyone to read. I also have read "Peter's Chair" and again just as in all his other books you find real life situations in relation to life. Then there's his wonderfull illustrations.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Maria Alexopoulou-Shortt on March 14, 2014
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I teach pre-school children loved the book good story great, good illustrations used during pet week recommended for for ages 3-6.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Petersen on October 29, 2013
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We love the punch line if you will about Archie bringing a germ as a pet. Super cute book. My kid thinks it's hilarious too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jettrek on January 8, 2012
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Ezra Jack Keats has written many virtuous stories of urban life in America. Each story is a realistic fiction with a tremendous moral. The seller gave an accurate desription of the book's condition.
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