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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 is the first book I remember reading and it's still my favorite. I give this book to all the babies in my life. It's a great story about a boys adventure out into the snow. Read morePublished 16 hours ago by Caroline Dixon
One of my favorite books growing up and I just HAD to buy it for my 3 year old. She made me read it 3 times in a row when she saw it.Published 5 days ago by Jennifer Pangelinan
Very cute story still. This was being read when I was a kid and my son loved it.Published 15 days ago by Dionne Francis
So enchanting! I loved this book as a kid and the illustrations just captured my imagination totally. You could almost smell the snow, hear it squeaking underfoot. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Swank Ivy
An amazing book. I wish there were more children's book with a black child as the main character. Illustrations and story were outstanding.Published 1 month ago by Nadine in Denver
A must-have book for anyone of any age! Find out what happens on a snowy day for one adventurous little boy, who loves to play in the snow. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Candy Grant