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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.
Always a wonderful classic! Bought it for my baby cousin. The family loves it.Published 1 day ago by G. R.
This is for my Godson! My favorite book since I was a little girl. He must have it too! My children did too!Published 5 days ago by Valerie Radcliffe
While it would be nice to say that it's shocking that "The Snowy Day" was ground-breaking 52 years ago, it's obvious we've not come quite far enough to forget the fact that... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Dione Basseri
This book is a classic. Ipurchased it for my daughter. And it was just as I remembered as a child. Easy enough for my 6 year old to read and interesting enough for her to be read... Read morePublished 15 days ago by Jenai
This was a favorite of mine and now a favorite of my kids. This and Dear Zoo are my go to baby shower gifts - classics!Published 18 days ago by Seastar