- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 3 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: March 31, 2009
- Originally Released: 2003
- Label: Scholastic
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- (unspecified) - English, Spanish
- Additional Release Material:
- Bonus Stories
- Featurette: GETTING TO KNOW EZRA JACK KEATS
- Additional Audio Material:
- Spanish Version of The Snowy Day and Whistle for Willie
- Scene Access
- Interactive Menus
This video collection features animated adaptations of 4 classic children's books by beloved Caldecott Award-winning author Ezra Jack Keats. Keats' insights into childhood are reflected in these timeless stories, which include WHISTLE FOR WILLIE, PETER'S CHAIR, PET SHOW, and the perennial favorite THE SNOWY DAY, in which a child named Peter discovers the adventures that can be had on a snowy winter morning in the city. The DVD edition includes 3 bonus stories.
Description by New Video Group:
THE SNOWY DAY (Written and illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats, narrated by Jane Harvey) One winter morning Peter wakes up to see that show is covering everything in the city. What exciting adventures will he have on this snowy day'
WHISTLE FOR WILLIE (Written and illustrated by Ezra jack Keats, narrated by Jane Harvey) Wouldn't it be great if Peter could whistle for his dog, Willie' He tries hard, but he can't make a sound.
PETER'S CHAIR (Written and illustrated by Ezra jack Keats, narrated by Loretta Long) A little sister means big trouble for Peter – his parents paint his cradle pink, and then they paint his crib! But they won't paint Peter's chair!
PET SHOW (Written and Illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats, narrated by Terry Alexander) Archie wants to enter his cat in the neighborhood pet show, but the cat has vanished! What will he do'
A LETTER TO AMY (Written and illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats, narrated by Loretta Long) Peter is having a birthday party and he sends a special invitation to a special friend. Will Amy show up'
THE TRIP (Written and illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats, narrated by Charles Turner) Louie moves to a new neighborhood and he is lonely without his friends. He enters a magical world of imagination and flies back to his old home.
APT. 3 (Written and illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats, narrated by Charles Turner) One rainy day, Sam hears the sad sounds of a harmonica. He searches the building to find the source and meets a new friend.