'Oh how Peter wished he could whistle' from 'Whistle for Willie' by Ezra Jack Keats

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    Written and illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats. First published 1964, this reprint in Puffin Books, 1973

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    1. eliz.avery 74 months ago | reply

      Oooh, the pink and yellow. so happy and Springlike. Makes me wan to go make pink and yellow art.

    2. sunset flame [deleted] 74 months ago | reply

      His glum little face looks even sadder against those cheerful colours.

    3. letslookupandsmile 74 months ago | reply

      Thanks for your comments Eliz and SF. I agree that there is something really warm and comforting about this book ( this is my copy from when I was a kid!), but also a slight sense of melancholy. Ezra Jack Keats was great - I notice that you've got some of his images on your page, Eliz!

    4. hellochrissmith 69 months ago | reply

      There is a wonderful sense of innocence in this. Keats was dead on here.

    5. letslookupandsmile 69 months ago | reply

      Thanks for your comment Hellochrisssmith! I agree completely! :)

    6. JennyYo 67 months ago | reply

      I LOVED this book when I was little.

    7. letslookupandsmile 67 months ago | reply

      Me too, Jenny! This is my original copy from when I was a kid. I have only kept a handful of picture books from my childhood (although I have also acquired some as an adult) and this is one that is very dear to me.
      :)

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