Probably, my favorite of all his stories is The Snowy Day. Juliet requested that I read this one over and over again. (We've checked it out before, but she never seems to get tired of it.)
We also read A Whistle for Willie several times together. Both stories are about Peter (the little boy pictured) and both feature this streetlamp in the background as he takes walks around his neighborhood.
Juliet has just recently become obsessed with traffic lights. Every time we stop at a red light she asks, "Is the sign red?" And I have to tell her, "Yes. It's red." And then she says, "We have to wait till it turns green." It's very important that she lets me know.
So, to celebrate her love of traffic lights and our mutual love of these two books, I decided we would make her own streetlight necklace.
It's pretty straightforward and simple to do. I saw this on someone else's blog a while back...right now I can't remember where...but Juliet loved gluing the three circles onto the black cardboard and then running around the house yelling out, "Green! Go! Red! Stop!" all afternoon.
Do you have a favorite Ezra Jack Keats book?