Whistle for Willie by Ezra Jack Keats
A young boy called Peter was playing outside and colouring with chalk. He hears the whistling of an older boy, so Peter decides he wants to whistle so he can call his dog, Willie. “Peter tried and tried to whistle, but he couldn’t.”
His attempts come to nothing until his determination pays off and he blows his first whistle. “He blew and blew and blew. Suddenly – out came a real whistle!” Much to his delight, he whistles and his dog Willy came running, and Peter “whistled all the way home.”
Whistle for Willie Resources
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- Archive.org: Whistle for Willie animation (1964)
- Ezra Jack Keats: Whistle for Wille lesson plans and activities
- Hill Town Families: Literature Guide for Ezra Jack Keats
- Scholastic: Ezra Jack Keats Author Study
- Teacher Vision: Whistle for Willie by Ezra Jack Keats activities
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- Ezra Jack Keats Official Website
Books by Ezra Jack Keats
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