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Whistle for Willie (1964)

by Ezra Jack Keats

Series: Peter (2)

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A little boy wishes so much he could whistle.

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A young boy named Peter wants to learn how to whistle so that he can call his dog, Willie. He tries and tries, but he just can't seem to do it, and Willie just keeps on walking. Eventually, Peter finally gets the hang of whistling and goes all the way to the store and back while whistling, with Willie right beside him. A very short book with a "don't give up" message that is great for young readers. The bold illustration style with lots of brick red helps hold the reader's attention. ( )
  GIJason82 | Feb 21, 2022 |
I have to admit, my whistling as a kid drove my parents - quite reasonably - insane. So I rather like this book, and find one of the ending lines nigh unbelievable.


Still lots of fun, and excellent art. ( )
  wetdryvac | Mar 2, 2021 |
This is a classic story of a boy who wants to learn how to whistle. He tries and tries and finally, success! He is able to whistle. The repetition in this book along with the colorful illustrations make a book that children will want to read over and over again. ( )
  KristinaGr | Feb 9, 2020 |
Whistle for Willie is about a boy named Peter who wants to learn how to wistle for his dog, Willie. He tries and tries until one day...hes got it! He wistles for Willie and is excited to see him respond. ( )
  alexaolson | Jan 19, 2020 |
This book is about a boy named Peter who is trying to learn how to whistle. He can't seem to figure it out, but he keeps trying. The book outlines his day and the obstacles he overcomes to learn how to whistle. He wants to learn how to whistle for his dog, Willie. ( )
  shannonopdahl | Jan 19, 2020 |
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