Louie by Ezra Jack Keats - pbk
When I was little, I read a gazillion Ezra Jack Keats books and they were all wonderful. I feel very lucky that so many of his books are still in print for children today. :D
Susie and Roberto are putting on a puppet show and all of their friends have come to see it, including she Louie. As the show begins, Louie becomes fascinated by the smiling puppet Gussie and shouts “Hello!” in front of a silent audience.
After the show, Louie goes home and dreams about Gussie. When he wakes up, he discovers that his friends have left a gift for him. This classic Ezra Jack Keats story of love and generosity is as meaningful today as when it was first published more than twenty years ago.
Ezra Jack Keats (1916-1983) was the beloved author and/or illustrator of over eighty-five books for children.