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Silba por Willie

Silba por Willie

by Ezra Jack Keats Illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats

If Peter could only learn to whistle, than his dog, Willie would hear him and come running. But nothing Peter does seems to help. He tries spinning around and around but it only makes him dizzy. He draws a long line with colored chalk; he walks along a crack in the sidewalk. He even wears his father's hat and tries running away from his own shadow! It's not until Peter least expects it that his wish comes true, and he blows a whistle that brings Willie running.

Caldecott award-winner Ezra Jack Keats tells his delightful tale in simple, easy-to-follow writing, and with his bold, colorful illustrations — of yellow-and-pink bricked buildings, barbershop poles, and girls skipping rope — he captures perfectly a summer's day in the city as seen through the eyes of a child.

Praise for Whistle for Willie

"Mr. Keats's illustrations boldy, colorfully capture the child, his city world, and the shimmering heat of a summer's day." —The New York Times

ALA Notable Children's Book

Ages
5, 6, 7
Interest Level
Grades K - 2
Grade Level Equivalent
2.8
Lexile Measure
560L
DRA
20
Guided Reading
L
Publisher
Tandem Library
Genre
Realistic Fiction

About the Author and Illustrator

Ezra Jack Keats Ezra Jack Keats used cut-out and gouache collage to create cityscapes that carry a strong dose of urban reality: grime, graffiti, and a lot of energy. 
Ezra Jack Keats Ezra Jack Keats used cut-out and gouache collage to create cityscapes that carry a strong dose of urban reality: grime, graffiti, and a lot of energy. 

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