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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.
One of my favorite children's books of all time. The illustrations are wonderful. The book tells the story of a child outside in the snow, doing what kids do. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Julie A.
A classic - the story, the artistry. Just never gets old. I read it as a child, read it to my kids, give it now as a gift. Read morePublished 20 days ago by DCMom
Cute, but definitely not my favorite, or my daughter's for that matter.Published 26 days ago by Thegaro
My two year old loves this book! I remember reading it when I was a kid, and it's still just as good. He's fascinated with snow!Published 29 days ago by Lindsay Soderlund
Looked for this in the library but couldn't find it. Finally decided just to buy it. Great for the grandkids when they're around in winter.Published 1 month ago by P. Tomlinson
Very good book! I bought the plush "Snowy Day" "Peter" plush doll to go along with the book. I really enjoy this and so does my child!Published 1 month ago by A Reviewer