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A Letter to Amy by Ezra Jack Keats

A Letter to Amy (original 1968; edition 1984)

by Ezra Jack Keats

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Title:A Letter to Amy
Authors:Ezra Jack Keats
Info:Trophy Pr (1984), Edition: Ex-library, Paperback
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A Letter to Amy by Ezra Jack Keats (1968)



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Peter wrote a letter to his friend Amy telling/asking her to come back home for his big birthday party because he wanted her there and didn't want her to miss it.
  SerenityShaw | May 31, 2016 |
Peter wants Amy to come to his birthday party but he's not sure if the guys would make fun of him for inviting a girl. He has some mishaps during his attempts to mail her invitation and accidentally hurts her feelings. All works out, she comes and the boys don't tease him.
Age: 3-5 years
Source: Pierce College Library
  ellenroth | May 10, 2016 |
This book would be great for first to third graders. I like this book because it promotes self confidence.
  MadelineLuna | Mar 18, 2016 |
Peter wants to invite Amy over for his birthday party but there will only be boys there and is worried what they might say. He decides to invite her anyway by writing a letter and when she arrives she brings a parrot to the party.
Age: 3-5 years
Source: brought into class
  BIGMAMALIZ | Mar 11, 2016 |
A letter to Amy is a perfect book for transitioning from younger elementary to middle elementary. The subject matter more mature for more mature readers. The concept of the book is something that a 3rd grader would grasp. They refer to Amy as his “special” friend because she is a girl. This is the age where kids start to develop baby crushes and things like that children in this age group can relate to this. He wants to invite Amy to his birthday party but, he is so worried about what his friends will think because she is a girl. This is also the age when girls have cooties. So, I just really think kids can see themselves in this situation or just relate to it. Kids respond the most to books they can see themselves in, it engages them to read. The language in the book moves away from relying so heavily on sound words to using more academic language suitable for this age group. For example “dark clouds raced across it like wild horses” this introduces readers to personification and similes. Words like “raced” are considered academic language for this age group for a younger audience the author could have used a word like “went”. The author chose to use the word “glance” rather than “look”. The illustrations are very captivating, they are colorful and match the text perfectly. I enjoyed how the illustrations depicted the city because it was an urban setting. I love the theme in this book. Loyalty is shown through him still asking Amy to his birthday party because she is his friend despite what his friends may think. The book re-introduces the idea of simply sending a letter which I think has been lost due to the technology we have these kids. The book encourages writing this way. I love this book. ( )
  rsheha1 | Feb 21, 2016 |
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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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