Peter's Chair

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Viking, Aug 1, 1998 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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When Peter discovers his blue furniture is being painted pink for a new baby sister, he rescues the last unpainted item, a chair, and runs away.

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This is a wonderful story with delightful illustrations about a young boy who is feeling displaced because he has a baby sister on the way. He is upset to see his old layette painted pink for baby Susie and his infant toys passed down to her.

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This story is about a boy named Peter who has a new baby sister. One day, Peter sees his mother and father painting all of his baby furniture pink for the new baby. Peter sees that the only piece of furniture left that his parents did not paint yet is his chair. Peter takes the chair and a few other belongings and goes outside. He tries to sit in the chair but he is too big. It is then he realizes that it is okay for his little baby sister to have his furniture. This story relates to social justice because it has to do with acceptance, jealousy, and sharing. Peter does not want to give his furniture up for his new sister because it was once his. Once he realizes that he can not fit in it anymore, he is fine.  

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