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A Letter to Amy by Ezra Jack Keats

A Letter to Amy (1968)

by Ezra Jack Keats

Series: Peter (4)

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Peter wants to invite his one girl friend to his birthday party but is worried about what his other boy friends would think about Amy being the only girl there. He hurts her feelings by taking away her invitation and Peter feels guilty. But Amy still shows up to his birthday party.
Ages 4 and up
Pierce College Library
  McKenzie_Youngman | Dec 13, 2018 |
This book shows children can accept friendships of the opposite sex and shouldn't judge friendship based on gender status.
Age:3 - 7
Source: Pierce College Library ( )
  JaymeeLeigh3 | Nov 21, 2018 |
In this book we learn about a little boy who engages in prosocial behavior as well as in make inferences about the feelings and intentions of others. Peter is having a birthday party and has only one female friend whom he wants to invite. All of the other friends are male and he is not sure how they will react to him inviting a girl. He decides to her invite her by a personal invitation. He happens to run into her while sending it off in the mail and makes her cry. However, the day of the party he does not think she will show up but she does!
Age- 3-7
Source- TM daycare library
  KrystalCrow | Nov 11, 2018 |
In "A Letter to Amy," We learn that Peter, the main character, wanted to invite his friend Amy to his birthday party, but he was nervous about what his friends would say because a girl was going to come to his party. While Peter tried to deliver the letter the weather got bad, it started storming. I feel like the weather symbolized Peters feelings, He was scared about what the boys would think, so the weather was rainy and windy. While walking through the storm to deliver the letter to the post box, it flew out of Peters' hand. Amy came along and caught the letter and Peter looked terrified; He didn't want Amy to see that the letter was meant for her, so he knocked her down and got the letter back, Amy was hurt and ran away crying. After this Peter was sad, he thought that after that Amy would never show up to his party. In the end, at Peters party, Amy showed up, and at first the boys were confused as to why a girl was there, but in the end, they all got along, and Peter blew out his candle and made his wish. I liked how Keats left the wish unknown, so it's up to the reader to assume what Peter wished for when he blew out his candles. ( )
  nomerbasic | Oct 18, 2018 |
So far this is my favorite Ezra Jack Keats book. Peter, the same little boy who appears in another Ezra Jack Keats book, invites a little girl Amy to his birthday party. Instead of just telling her in person, he decides to write her a letter. On his way to the deliver the letter a strong wind blows it right out of his hands. He chases the letter and actually runs into Amy. Worried she will get the letter, he runs into her trying to keep it a surprise, and she runs away crying. At the party Peter is sad and thinks Amy will not come, but at the last minute she shows up. I just thought this was such a cute heart-warming story. The illustrations take up the entire page just as can expect from Keats, another great feature to the book. ( )
  kgautier | Sep 25, 2018 |
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"I'm writing a letter to Amy.  I'm inviting her to my party," Peter announced.
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Generations of children have read, re-read, and loved Ezra Jack Keats?s award-winning, classic stories about Peter and his neighborhood friends. Now, for the first time, Peter?s Chair, A Letter to Amy, and Goggles! are available in paperback exclusively from Puffin. ?A master of ingenious collages, AKeats? has made brilliant variegated pictures?? -- The Horn Book Ezra Jack Keats (1916?1983) was the beloved author and/or illustrator of over eighty-five books for children.

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Peter wants to invite Amy to his birthday party but he wants it to be a surprise.

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