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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.
I love the pictures in this book. The board book is a nice quality. Perfect even for the low price.Published 11 days ago by Jamie Massey
Soothing book kids will like. Simple and beautifully written.Published 15 days ago by OmarluvsLizzy
We loved the illustrations/key points. Should be a must read for all kinder students.Published 19 days ago by Annie Oak
So I'm ashamed to admit that this was the first time I had ever read this book to my son. I mean come on it is a classic. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Melissa Robinson