by Ezra Jack Keats (Author) Ezra Jack Keats (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

Roberto is excited about the paper mouse he made in school, until Amy asks, Does it do anything? Roberto isn't sure, so he leaves the mouse on his window sill and goes to bed. Before long his apartment building is quiet, but Roberto can't fall asleep. So he gets up to look out the window and sees Archie's cat being chased by a big, snarling dog! Roberto doesn't know what to do, but fate steps in and an unlikely hero comes to the cat's rescue.

"The artist's skillful use of a combination of acrylic painting and collage has never been more effectively employed than in this quiet tale." - The Horn Book

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Ezra Jack Keats
Ezra Jack Keats (1916-1983) is the Caldecott Medal winning author of The Snowy Day, which broke ground in 1962 as one of the first picture books for young children to portray a realistic, multi-cultural urban setting. Since its initial publication, The Snowy Day has come to be regarded as both a children's classic and one of the most important picture books ever written/illustrated. Ezra Jack Keats' legacy lives on in the popularity of his most famous character, Peter--the star of The Snowy Day, Whistle for Willie, Peter's Chair, A Letter to Amy, Goggles, and others. Visit the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation online at www.ezra-jack-keats.org
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Puffin Books
Publication date
October 20, 2000
BISAC categories
JUV010000 - Juvenile Fiction | Bedtime & Dreams
Library of Congress categories
Hispanic Americans
Paper toys

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