Parents' Guide to

Ezra Jack Keats

By Leslie Crenna, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Stellar resource warmly shares wonder and delight of Keats.

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Any parent with very young children will want to share and experience the absolutely timeless literature of Ezra Jack Keats, and a visit to this official website is a great way to do just that. Even adults who think they know Keats will learn something new from the video readings (he often put cameos of himself into his books, and graffiti in illustrations was often a nod to friends). Although the youngest kids won't access anything but read-aloud videos and games without grown-up guidance, older kids will be able to go much farther, learning details about Keats' artistic training and background.

This site's warm tone will motivate big people to curl up at the end of a long day and share what really counts with their kids: time together with a good book. Unfortunately, the landing page is pretty dated, making it less tempting for tech-savvy visitors to click further; an update would help draw them in to all the great content that's only a few clicks away.

Website Details

  • Subjects: Language & Reading : discussion, reading, reading comprehension, storytelling, text analysis, Social Studies : cultural understanding, historical figures, history, Arts : drawing, painting, playing, rhythm
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning : asking questions, deduction, making conclusions, prediction, Creativity : imagination, making new creations, producing new content, Self-Direction : academic development, initiative, personal growth, Emotional Development : empathy, identifying emotions, labeling feelings, moving beyond obstacles, persevering, perspective taking, self-awareness
  • Genre: Educational
  • Topics: Book Characters , Friendship
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: March 7, 2020

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