Whistle for Willie

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Whistle for Willie
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First edition
AuthorEzra Jack Keats
IllustratorEzra Jack Keats
CountryUnited States
GenreChildren's picture book
PublisherViking
Publication date
1964
Pages(unpaginated) 32
OCLC155082
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Whistle for Willie is a 1964 children's picture book by American author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats.

Plot[edit]

The protagonist, Peter, wants to be able to call his dog Willie by whistling. Although it hurts him after a while he doesn't give up and eventually succeeds.

Reception[edit]

Whistle for Willie has been used to educate children.[1][2][3]

Ann Marie Sammataro of Common Sense Media said that it 'celebrates a child's ingenuity'.[4] Kirkus Reviews stated, 'The Caldecott prize winner has captured in words and eye-stopping pictures a big day in a small boy's life...'[5]

Film[edit]

In 1964, Jan Harvey narrates and play the characters in cartoon film.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Whistle for Willie Printables". www.teacherspayteachers.com. TeachersPayTeachers. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Whistle for Willie". www.homeschoolshare.com. Homeschool Share. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Whistle for Willie by Ezra Jack Keats". www.school.familyeducation.com. Pearson Education Inc. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Whistle For Willie". www.commonsensemedia.org. Common Sense Media Inc. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Whistle for Willie". www.kirkusreviews.com. Kirkus Media. 1 September 1964. Retrieved 22 March 2015.