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Louie: 06/29/15

Louie by Ezra Jack Keats is about a boy who is another member of the gang of kids who play with Peter

After posting my thoughts on Goggles by Ezra Jack Keats, a reader tweeted me about their favorite series of Keats's books which feature a little boy named Louie. Curious about a series I seemed to have completely missed, I put all of the books on hold at my local library.

Louie by Ezra Jack Keats is about a boy who is another member of the gang of kids who play with Peter (The Snowy Day, Peter's Chair, Goggles, etc.) Louie appears to be one of the youngest kids, and one of the shiest.

The other children are busy putting on a puppet show for the neighborhood, with characters and props made from the things they've found in the alley and perhaps brought from home, 1970s up-cycling. Louie, though, is completely taken in by their work and is a little disruptive to the show.

Although Louie is eventually made to stay quiet for the play, the other kids don't hold a grudge or ostracize him. Instead, they find a way to include him, resulting in a heartwarming ending.

Five stars

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