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Peter's Chair (Picture Puffins) Paperback – August 1, 1998
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But Peter feeling that everything he has is going to be given to his sister, takes his childhood chair and runs away from home. But he realizes that he isn't a little boy anymore. He is a boy but not a baby. He has to accept change in the household when a sibling is born. Peter is not seen as a spoiled brat. He just doesn't want to have to give in to Susie. Peter learns a valuable lesson and is willing to help his family any way he can.
Ezra Jack Keats, rest in peace, is a good storyteller. His stories are centered around the urban areas. He doesn't paint a negative view of the city. He rather illustrates it as a community of supporting and close-knit citizens. His books dispel the media misconception of the dying city.
The one thing that has escaped the fate of the pink paint is his old toddler chair. Peter stashes his chair away and later sets up a clever trap to fool everyone into thinking he is hiding behind the curtains. Peter tries to reclaim his old seat, but he has long outgrown it.
Sadder, but wiser, he accepts his new sister and even gives her a prized gift. This is a wonderful classic!
Putting these two things together means that the family is going and repainting all his unneeded baby things - his high chair, his crib, his little chair - for the new baby.
Like many children, the fact that he's outgrown these things doesn't seem to Peter to be the concern. The problem is that they're HIS things, so he took his chair and he Ran Away. To... the front of the house.
It's resolved a bit neatly when he realizes, through sitting in it, that he really has outgrown all these things and comes back in to rejoin the family and welcome his sister, but it's all very sweet.
It's fun to see peters innocent rebellion when his 'things' turn blue to pink. I think, as an adolescent, we have thought about running away from home with nowhere to go; the author captures this well.
In the book, we meet Peter again and after making a giant tower of his toys and it falls down, his mother tells him to be quiet so his new baby sister Susie can sleep. But when sees his sister sleeping, he's shocked to see his old crib painted in pink. Next, he sees his father about to paint his old highchair pink for Susie. He then feels unhappy about his old baby things being turned pink, but when he finds his old chair, he takes it and decide to run away with his dog Willie. With a few things in their posessions, they decide to live in the front of their home, but when Peter decides to sit in his chair, he cannot fit in it. So what will he do with it?
Like "The Snowy Day" and "Whistle for Willie", "Peter's Chair" is a nice and original story of childhood. It also shows kids that they are growing up, but will always have wonderful memories of their early life, including how to manage a new life with a new sibling. But no matter what, children will have a great time with this heartwarming book.
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This book was so sweet about a little boy who does not know why all his things are being painted pink. The kids loved this read. Read morePublished 3 days ago by S. Neyhart
Used in my class for story and plot development. Excellent resource.Published 2 months ago by S. Sanchez
Peter's Chair is another gift from the author illustrator. The story is one of the oldest themes concerning sibling rivalry but the book plays it out beautifully. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Persop
The two boys enjoyed reading the book and I will be looking for some books for them thank you so much .Published 6 months ago by Lenora-Maria Casso