“The Caldecott Medal-winning picture book by Ezra Jack Keat wonderfully captures the magic and awe of winter’s first snowfall. Every child’s bookshelf has to contain this beloved classic, which generations of readers and listeners have enjoyed. It also makes the ideal Christmas present.
The top-ranked title in the “Top Check Outs of All Time” list at the New York Public Library
A young kid named Peter entered the hearts of millions of readers in 1962 when he donned a snowsuit and left his home. This story, which has a universal appeal, illustrates a child’s astonishment at a new world and the desire to preserve that wonder forever. Peter’s tiny adventures in the deep snow are the ideal book to read aloud on a chilly winter day because of its subtle humor and charm.
Ezra Classics including Goggles, A Letter to Amy, Pet Show!, Jack Keats also wrote Peter’s Chair and A Whistle for Willie.
(Un día de nieve, this book’s Spanish title, is also available.)
The Snowy Day has received praise for how invitingly Keats created Peter’s environment, which draws us in. Perhaps the pace of modern life makes us value Peter—a young person who has the luxury of an entire day to spend outside, surrounded by snow that begs to be enjoyed—even more. — The Atlantic
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats, which won the 1963 Caldecott Medal, is a tribute to the surprise and unadulterated joy that children feel when the world is covered in snow.
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