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The Snowy Day, a 1963 Caldecott Medal winner, is the simple tale of a boy waking up to discover that snow has fallen during the night. Keats's illustrations, using cut-outs, watercolors, and collage, are strikingly beautiful in their understated color and composition. The tranquil story mirrors the calm presence of the paintings, and both exude the silence of a freshly snow-covered landscape. The little boy celebrates the snow-draped city with a day of humble adventures--experimenting with footprints, knocking snow from a tree, creating snow angels, and trying to save a snowball for the next day. Awakening to a winter wonderland is an ageless, ever-magical experience, and one made nearly visceral by Keats's gentle tribute.
The book is notable not only for its lovely artwork and tone, but also for its importance as a trailblazer. According to Horn Book magazine, The Snowy Day was "the very first full-color picture book to feature a small black hero"--yet another reason to add this classic to your shelves. It's as unique and special as a snowflake. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Now in a sturdy board-book format just right for youngest readers, Ezra Jack Keats's classic The Snowy Day, winner of the 1963 Caldecott Medal, pays homage to the wonder and pure pleasure a child experiences when the world is blanketed in snow. (Viking, $6.99 15p 6 mos.
up ISBN 0-670-86733-0 Jan.)
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Wonderful story about an inquisitive young man on a snowy day in a big city.Published 3 days ago by CarYou
This book was also one of the books listed on my sons summer reading list and my son wanted this book. We read the book together number of times. Read morePublished 10 days ago by NK Pati
This part of a set of books I sent to my great-grandson.
My granddaughter is appreciative of these books.
This book is a treasure for the adult and the child. For an adult to share it with a child creates a bridge where the adult enters his child's world while remembering his own. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Joanna Poppink
Great book that got me and my 2 year old kid into all the books about Peter by Ezra Jack KeatsPublished 24 days ago by Dennis Castro
I ordered this as a gift for a new Grandmother. My wife is a retired kindergarten teacher and used this book for twenty years. She read it a number of times to our grandchildren. Read morePublished 28 days ago by cbuffalo45
The Snowy Day is a cute book about a boy and his love for snow. He is so excited to head out into the snow. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Little Lady Plays