The Snowy Day Board Book (Board book)
Published in 1962, The Snowy Day is a timeless story of a young boy who experiences the fun of playing in the snow. Caldecott winner Ezra Jack Keats was praised for having an African-American boy as his character at a time of escalating racial tensions, but the story has appeal for anyone and everyone. My daughters loved reading of Peter's adventures and all the ways he found to enjoy himself: "Crunch, crunch, crunch his feet sank into the snow."
Being from a place that has very little snow, we can all enjoy the experience vicariously through Peter. And guess what stamps are on my Christmas cards this year. Yes, the commemorative ones honoring this delightful book!— Cynthia
Winner of the 1963 Caldecott Medal!
No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than The Snow Day. Universal in its appeal, the story has become a favorite of millions, as it reveals a child’s wonder at a new world, and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever. The adventures of a little boy int eh city on a very snowy day.
“Keats’s sparse collage illustrations capture the wonder and beauty a snowy day can bring to a small child.”—Barnes & Noble
“Ezra Jack Keats’s classic The Snowy Day, winner of the 1963 Caldecott Medal, pays homage to the wonder and pure pleasure a child experiences when the world is blanketed in snow.”—Publisher’s Weekly
“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.”—Amazon.com
About the Author
Ezra Jack Keats (1916–1983) is the Caldecott Medal winning author of The Snowy Day, which broke ground in 1962 as one of the first picture books for young children to portray a realistic, multi-cultural urban setting. Since its initial publication, The Snowy Day has come to be regarded as both a children’s classic and one of the most important picture books ever written/illustrated. Ezra Jack Keats’ legacy lives on in the popularity of his most famous character, Peter—the star of The Snowy Day, Whistle for Willie, Peter's Chair, A Letter to Amy, Goggles, and others. Visit the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation online at www.ezra-jack-keats.org