Reference: Keats, E. (1964). Whistle For Willie. New York: The Viking Press.

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Brief Annotation: This book is about a little boy named Peter who wants to be able to whistle, but he cannot. As Peter is walking around his town he hears people whistling to their dogs and wish wishes we could whistle like that. Peter does not give up however and keeps trying to whistle; he blews till his mouth hurts but still cannot whistle. In the end all Peter’s trying pays off and he finally is able to whistle!

Genre: Fiction

Grade Level: 1

Readers who will like this: Any reader who enjoys reading books about little boys and dogs. This is also a great book to show children to not give up on things they want to achieve, if they work hard on something they can achieve anything.

Rating/Response 1-5: 2, good book. Love anything that depicts a dashchund. Also has a good lesson; not to give up.

Text-Dependent Question: What is the name of the dog Peter keeps interacting with in the story?