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Peter's Chair (Peter #3)

4.17 of 5 stars 4.17  ·  rating details  ·  2,265 ratings  ·  164 reviews
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 more charming or contemporary child than hard to bring to mind.? -- Library Journal
Paperback, 40 pages
Published August 1st 1998 by Puffin Books (first published January 25th 1973)
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Jermeria Daniel
I would use this book for students who may have a sibling on the way. This is a great book yo use to prepare children for the arrival of another baby therefore creating a text to self connection.
I love Keats' illustrations in this one! It's a gentle story about a young boy who is jealous of his baby sister getting all his old baby things, until his old toddler's chair helps him realize an important truth.
Emily Holter
I really enjoyed the book, Peter's Chair" by Ezra Jack Keats. The story starts out with a little boy, maybe around the age of four, playing inside his house with his blocks. When his blocks crash down and make a noise, his mother reminds him to play quietly because they have a new baby in the house. His mother and father are using all of Peter's old things, such as; a crib, cradle, and high chair. Peter becomes jealous and upset that his new, little sister is receiving his old things and his par ...more
Nov 10, 2010 Pamela rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone
Shelves: children-reads
"Peter's Chair" by Ezra Jack Keats demostrates the importance of learning to share and helps children realize that, as they get older, they will not be able to do the same things as before. This story is about a little boy whose family is about to welcome a brand new baby girl; as a result of this, they are painting all of Peter's baby things pink. Well, naturally, he starts to feel left out, like all his baby things are being taken away from him for the new baby. So, he decides to save the one ...more
Shahina Khanom
I really enjoyed reading this book as it teaches children about different concepts in life such a sharing, changes of getting older and also growing up. Peter’s parents are about to welcome a new addition to their family a baby girl and start to paint all of Peter’s baby furniture pink. He starts to get upset because he feels all his baby things are being taken away but doesn’t realise he no longer needs them anymore because he is growing up. He saves one item, his chair, but eventually when th ...more
Asalyn Holliday
Like Love You Forever I think this book would be good for learning about growing up and adapting to change. I think this book is very easy to relate to and is very relevant to the lives of many students mainly those who are getting used to having a new sibling. This book would be great for making personal connections and learning to express feelings an appropriate and constructive way.
Peter’s Chair is an amusing book about young boy that has difficulty coping with the idea of having a new sibling. His parents keep painting his old belongings pink and giving it to his younger sister Susie. However, Peter devises a plan to hide his old toddler chair, which his parents have not yet seen. Towards the end of the book, Peter realises that he is too big for his things and comes round to the idea of his sister having them.

This is a wonderful book for explaining to young children the
Cara Byrne
Peter from _The Snowy Day_ returns - but this time, both of his parents and a new baby sister are present. The central conflict of the book emerges from his parents painting his baby furniture pink for baby Susie, making him feel left out. Peter decides to gather several belongings - including a chair he used when he was a baby - and move outside the house. Willie is also present, serving as a canine ally for Peter. In the end, Peter returns and helps paint the chair pink for his sister. There a ...more
Lindsay Johnson
Peter's chair is a picture book about a child who is hesitant and struggling to give up his belongings to his baby sister, even though he has outgrown them. In the end, he learns that it is ok to give his sister his belongings and even helps his father prepare them to give to her.

This is a picture book because it is simple reading, with short sentences on each page and pictures that show a visual of what the story is about.

This book would be an awesome resource to use for children in the lower
It's usually a pleasure as a teacher to go back and re-read books from my childhood and "Peter's Chair" is no exception. In fact, it's double the pleasure because after all this time (published in 1967), it holds up very well.

The art in this book is a stand out. Keats' use of collage with cutouts still captivates me to this day. But the main character, Peter, is my friend. He is a young African American boy struggling to deal with the coming of his baby sister. He's a normal kid dealing with no
This realistic non-fiction story features Peter and his adjustment to his new sister. Peter, who is the main character in other stories by Ezra Jack Keats, is troubled by the idea of things changing around his house. This is due to his parents painting his old baby furniture pink because he has a new little sister. The story focuses on one item specifically, which is his chair. Due to the upset of painting his baby furniture pink, Peter decides he want to keep his blue chair to himself. He decid ...more
Taylor Railey
I really enjoyed this book. The pictures were colorful but sometimes could seem like a little to much for one page. Sometimes the colors blended together and it was hard to distinguish all of the objects on the page. The story was great though. It was very realistic and could relate to a lot of new older siblings. It was about a boy who realized all of the things that were his when he was a baby were getting painted pink her his new baby sister. At the first fight of all of it he did not enjoy i ...more
Ebony Hargett
Great book for students with younger siblings. I enjoyed reading this book because it is easy to relate to. It focuses on growing up, getting angry, dealing with frustration and sharing with a baby sister. Cute illustrations also. Great flow of events in the story.
When Peter sees that all his blue furniture is being painted pink for his new baby sister he rescues his chair and runs away.
The kids got a kick out of this one, especially my 3 year old daughter.
Another great book from Ezra Jack Keats!
Peter comes to terms with his baby sister. Even though my son is mostly used to his sister, I still think these sorts of books help him understand that having a sister is something that little boys all over the world have to deal with.
Hadley Webb
This is the story of a boy who has just been blessed with a little sister. Now he is faced with the trouble of adjusting to this huge life changer. The reason I love this story so much is because it hits home. I remember when my little sister was born, and thinking "she is stealing my shine" I didn't understand what it was to have someone to share my parents attention with. This is great to read to younger kids because a lot of them will be going through the same life changing events, and it's g ...more
Anne-thomas Donnelly
Peter's Chair by Ezra Jack Keats is an enjoyable story about a boy, Peter, getting used the his new baby sister coming home. Peter begins to notice all his old things are being painted pink and he isn't sure how he feels about it. After getting a little upset and taking his last reaming little chair he leaves the house. When he finds out he can no longer fit in it, he realizes he doesn't mind giving his sister his old things. The illustrations were colorful but I didn't enjoy the drawings very m ...more
Cesally Shermam
Peters chair is a cute picture book that tells the story of a young big brother named Peter who is jealous of his younger sister inheriting some of the things he had when he was a baby. However, Peter eventually comes around and realizes how much he cares for his sister and helps paint his old chair pink for her. I gave this book a five out of five because it was a sweet story that shows how jealousy is not the best, and is filled with beautiful illustrations as well. I think the dominant themes ...more
Peter isn't very happy when he sees his parents altering his toys and furniture from when he was a baby, to use them for his new baby sister. What can he do about it, though? How can he protect from change the things that he no longer uses himself, but thought would always be there?

So, gathering everything belonging to him that he can hold—especially his blue chair, which he can't stand to think might get painted pink—Peter "runs away" to the sidewalk outside of his house, but soon has a chang
Dear, readers

The book is Peter chair and I am going to tell you a short summary.

Peter was playing with blocks then the block fell then his mom said to be quiet because they were a new baby in the house. Then he saw his highchair was painted pink his dad was painting pink. Then he saw his chair was still not painted pink. Then he took his chair and ran to the front of the house. Then when he was tired so he sat down on his chair but it was too small. Then his mom invited him to lunch but Peter t
Peter's Chair (Peter) by Ezra Jack Keats is a classic story about growing up and sharing with siblings. Peter feels left out when all his baby and toddler furniture is being painted - pink! - for his new baby sister. So Peter runs away with his unpainted chair along with Willie - all the way to the front of his house. Peter soon discovers that he doesn't fit into in his little chair anymore. He comes home, but still tricks his mother first. Finally he helps his Dad paint his old chair for his si ...more
A new baby is in the house and all of poor Peter’s old belongings have been given to his baby sister without his permission! Peter is determined to save his chair from his new sister. With wall paper-like graphic to accompany the story realistic and artistic visuals create a fun experience for young readers. Young children are sure to be peeking over their classmate’s heads to get a good view of the pictures during story time!

My favorite dialogue from this story is: “’Hi, Peter,” said his father
Macy Tone
"Peter's Chair" by Ezra Jack Keats is about a little boy who has a new baby sister in his house. Peter has to adjust to everything that was once his painted pink and given to his little sister because he has grown out of it. Peter has a very hard time doing so and discovers one last thing that his parents haven't painted pink, this is his chair. He rescues his chair and wants to run away with his dog, Willie. They don't get very far and he realizes a change of heart when he tries to sit in the c ...more
Peter's Chair bring Peter from "The Snowy Day" back to us. This time, there is a new member in the family, a baby sister. Peter is quickly realizing that many of the things that used to belong to him, are now going to be his sister's. His high chair, his cradle, and his crib have all been painted for his new sister. Peter notices that his little chair has not been painted yet, and so it was still his. He decides to take the chair and run away (outside) with his dog, Willie. While outside, Peter ...more

This classic-style picture book is about a young boy named Peter who is struggling with the idea of passing along many of his possessions to his new baby sister. When he finds his father painting his high chair pink, he decides to run away and takes his favorite blue chair with him. However, once he reached his destination (the front porch of his house), he realized that the chair was now too small for him and decided that he would be happy to pass it along to hi
Jazmyne Henry
This fiction story is a about a little boy named Peter who has a hard time adjusting to a new family addition, his little sister, Susie. While it feels like all of his most prized possessions and the attention are being taken away, Peter decides to run away. In the end his Mom and Dad reassure him that he is just as loved. I would use this text in the classroom because it is simple and not too hard for young children to understand. Also it uses a lot of descriptive text so I could use it to teac ...more
Sarah Sammis
I had planned to blog about how Peter's Chair was my introduction to the works of Ezra Jack Keats but I now realize that Sean and I have also read Hi Cat!

I got Peter's Chair for Sean because it is about Peter coming to terms with being a big brother to a baby sister. I like Keats's bold illustrative style. I also like how Peter learns important lessons about growing up and sharing.

I have a small quibble though with Peter's parents. I completely understand their desire to reuse Peter's baby furn
Rosa Cline
This is a wonderful book to help children understand about having a new baby in the house and 'out growing' baby items (bed, high chair etc) Peter wants to run away because of his new baby sister but he realizes that he's to big for his little blue chair and decides to stay with his loving parents and to help his Daddy paint his little chair pink for his sister. The illustrations are WONDERFUL!
Kiera Turner
I love Peter's Chair because most children can relate to Peter especially if they have younger siblings. I read this book for a Read Aloud during the theme growing and changing. The students all got the chance to discuss what happened when their younger sibling came into their house and what changes occurred. Most of the children said that their younger sibling slept in their old baby crib just like Peter's sister.
This book shows students that sometimes they have to share things that were once theirs. It shows a family that has another child and the first born is upset that he isn't the center of attention. He get upset and runs away from home because that is all he know to do in this situation. He finally understands that is baby things don't fit him any more and he doesn't really use them, so he sees now that he can share with the new addition of the family. This book shows students that they don't need ...more
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Long before multicultural characters and themes were fashionable, Ezra Jack Keats crossed social boundaries by being the first American picture-book maker to give the black child a central place in children’s literature.

In the books that Keats wrote and illustrated, he used his special artistic techniques to portray his subjects in a unique manner. One of these was his blending of gou
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