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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.
So, we live in a subtropical balmy climate. It's almost perverse how much you can long for a snowy day. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Amber G
Perfect for the kids. A good family book to read to young children.Published 18 days ago by 4Tshopper
A classic book that still holds up; this has quickly become my 3 year old's favorite this year. While the protagonist of the story is named Peter, it really is a bit ambiguous as... Read morePublished 23 days ago by Anelley
Fabulous classic! Who wouldn't want a red snow suit after reading this playful book? I love the stylized pictures and how it encourages exploring the world around. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Amazon Customer
Okay story, just okay illusttrations., It was highly recommended and I still don't know why.Published 1 month ago by Beth Casper