Review: Pet Show!

Pet Show!Pet Show! by Ezra Jack Keats
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

"Pet Show!" by Ezra Jack Keats was a joy to read…the pictures were so colorful and lively. My daughter really paid attention, but, just like "Peter’s Chair," it really didn’t call for her to be interactive. She just sat there while I read the book to her. On the other hand, as her mom, I thought the book had a very good lesson attached.

Archie is the main character in this book…there’s a pet show going on, and Archie wants to bring his cat, but his cat cannot be found anywhere. There’s a huge turnout for the pet show, and everyone gets a prize…including Archie. He can’t find his cat…so, he ends up bringing a germ in a jar, and he gets a prize for having the quietest pet. At the same time, an older lady shows up with his cat, and she gets a prize as well.

I believe the message Keats conveys to children is very powerful and so important in society today…that, together, we can all shine and have success…

I give it 4 stars.

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