|Peter, from the book, Whistle for Willie|
After purchasing The Snowy Day doll-book combination, I saw another Peter doll on eBay fashioned after the character from Ezra Jack Keats' book, Whistle for Willie (1964). I dismissed the purchase initially but eventually gave in and purchased the doll. Subsequently, the book was purchased to add both to my dolls with books collection and next exhibit.
Peter arrived in mint condition and is more adorable than I had imagined. His book was a used 0.1 cents board book that looks well read. I entered Peter's description into my Excel doll inventory workbook as follows:
|14-inch all-cloth boy doll with screen printed facial features represents Peter from the book, Whistle for Willie, by Ezra Jack Keats (1964). Wears a gray felt floppy hat with black band, removable pink and white print shirt and blue shorts, sewn-on pink socks and fabric blue shoes. Distributed by Weston Woods, designed and manufactured by Determined productions, Inc. ©1992 Ezra Jack Keats Foundation.|
In Whistle for Willie, Peter is a little older than he is in The Snowy Day. He now wants to learn to whistle to call his dog, Willie. A cloth Willie is available, but Willie will not be part of my dolls with books collection.
Click the play arrow to watch a video of Whistle for Willie.