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Peter's Chair (1967)

by Ezra Jack Keats

Series: Peter (3)

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When Peter discovers his blue furniture is being painted pink for a new baby sister, he rescues the last unpainted item, a chair, and runs away.



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Keats, E. J. (2004). Peter’s chair. New York, NY: Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers.
This book is most appropriate for preschoolers. This book follows the story of a young boy named Peter and how he is adjusting to having a new baby sister. He starts to see that his family is taking all of his used baby belongings and painting them pink for his new baby sister. Peter finds that his chair hasn’t been painted yet and runs away with his chair so his parents can’t paint it. In the end Peter realizes he is too big for the chair anyway and happily helps his family paint it pink for his sister.
  SCasey55 | Jun 13, 2020 |
This book appears to be intended for a child who is getting a sibling and learning how to accept them. Overall, the concept was very unclear when the boy decides to live outside, but then comes back inside and hides. Although at the end he does agree to help paint his chair for his new baby sister, the rest of the book seems misguided. ( )
  ashewert | Feb 22, 2020 |
In this book, a young boy named Peter watches his parents paint some of his baby things pink for his baby sister. He saves a chair from when he was a baby, and decides to run away. Soon, he realizes he doesn’t even fit in the chair that he took, so it is useless to him. He finally realizes that it’s okay that his parents are painting his things pink for his sister, and decided to help paint his chair pink. ( )
  KinzieS | Feb 6, 2020 |
recommended by Teachers College Writing Institute
  wtswrites | Oct 8, 2019 |
Peter is so upset that all of his stuff is being turned into pink girly stuff. He is gonna have a little sister and he is not happy that she is getting all of his stuff. He refuses to give the last thing, his chair. He realizes that he doesn't fit in it anymore and he decides to give his parents the chair. I think this is kind of a growing up book. Peter realizes that he is getting too big for everything and he then starts to understand why his parents are giving everything to his new sister. It's a cute book for kids so that they can learn to look at things differently. ( )
  hdavis1 | Sep 12, 2019 |
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Peter has anew baby sister. All of his old baby things are being passes down to her and he feels jealous.
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