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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.
All the hype and awards of this book, I had high expectations. The illustrations are great but the story line was very disappointing.Published 2 days ago by Brian Bellinger
Illustrations are wonderful. I grew up in the city. The book illustrates a city scape in the winter, and the activities children do in the snow there.Published 4 days ago by mjp
I remember this book from my childhood....I purchased it when my daughter was young. So it was the first book I thought to purchase for a baby shower instead of the usual greeting... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Grace
So, we live in a subtropical balmy climate. It's almost perverse how much you can long for a snowy day. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Amber G
Perfect for the kids. A good family book to read to young children.Published 24 days ago by 4Tshopper