Winner of the 1963 Caldecott Medal No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than The Snowy 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 in the city on a very snowy dWinner of the 1963 Caldecott Medal No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than The Snowy 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 in the 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.
The Snowy Day Winner of the Caldecott Medal No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than The Snowy Day Universal in its appeal the story has become a favorite of m
This was a really cute, simple story that my students enjoyed
Until The Snowy Day published in 1963 , American children s books featured white children as the heroes if you know of one that didn t, I d love to hear about it In the biography on his website, Ezra Jack Keats says Then began an experience that turned my life around working on a book with a black kid as hero None of the manuscripts I d been illustrating featured any black kids except for token blacks in the background My book would have him there simply because he should have been there all alo [...]
Here are the things I discovered about Mr H, my grandson with this book He wants to skiHe s four years old and has never seen anyone ski in real life Also, Mr H is hoping for lots and lots of snow this winterhe doesn t have to shovel And last, he loves this book and Peter is his new friend.Now, if you will excuse us, Mr H has discovered the joy of making footprints in the play doughwhile standing on the table.
One of the great children s classics, and one of my kid s favorite books, and one of mine too I love the beautiful art the snowflakes on the last page, and the pattern on Peter s mom s dress I love how uncalculated it is, how little it seems to be trying It operates on a young kid s wavelength This year around the holiday season there were Snowy Day stamps, and every card we got that had one, my kid got all excited Nowy Day he would yell.There s a statue of Peter and his dog, by the way, at a qu [...]
I loved this book I wanted to read something about winter and snow I miss having snow and I miss Michigan The artwork is quiet and muted like snow It is simple and really helps set the tone of the story This is for younger kids or kids of all ages It is simply told which again sets the tone perfectly.As we read this book, the kids would say, I ve done that , or we made snow angels this years or We didn t have enough snow this year to make our own snowman They enjoyed it.I like this little winter [...]
The Snowy Day is a Caldecott Medal Award winning book by Ezra Jack Keats that details Peter s adventures on a snowy day The Snowy Day is clearly one of Ezra Jack Keats most enchanting books for children Ezra Jack Keats has done a great job at both illustrating and writing this story Ezra Jack Keats illustrations are truly creative and colorful to look at as the characters and the environment surrounding them look like something cut out of a cardboard as the characters and the environment around [...]
Gosh, this cover just takes me back to my childhood I don t know that the book was ever a favorite of mine, but I do remember the little boy in his snowsuit I was obsessed with that snowsuit and his fun in the snow I ve always had a bit of a soft spot for Ezra Jack Keats and have read several of Peter s stories through the years.I still adore Peter s excitement over the snow, and the simple but loving way his story is told It really captures the child s joy in the little things making ones footp [...]
This looks as if it s a well known favourite in the US but we had not seen this book and it couldn t be found in the library We suggested they bought a copy, and obligingly they did This is a lovely story of a young boy waking up to the excitement of his landscape transformed by snow The colours and patterns in this book are beautiful, the simple concept of adventuring in the snow and returning to a loving home makes a great read for young children who can the joy and the magic with Peter My dau [...]
I like to imagine this book from the boy s parents perspective But when he woke up, the snow was still there, and new snow was falling.d dad is outside swearing as he tries to shovel out his snowed in car so he can go to work Meanwhile, mom has slipped and fallen on the puddle of water left when the snowball the idiot child tried to carry inside in his pocket melted She calls and calls for help, but her son doesn t hear her because he is outside making snow angels and pathetic two segmented snow [...]
There s a reason this book is a classic, Keats was able to really listen to the phrase less is when he created this perfect little kids book The pictures are warm and inviting, they directly interact with the text, making each page a fun adventure playing in the winter Peter explores many of my favorite aspects of palyign with snow, from snow ball fights though he decides not to take part , to snow angels, to trying to hold on to snow even inside even though the snow ball melts in his pocket I [...]
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack KeatsThe Snowy Day was a 1963 Caldecott Medal winner Now, 50 years later, this book is still available at your local library It was written and illustrated for children ages 3 to 8 I guess it just shows that a simple story and colorful pictures can withstand the test of time This is a story of what a young child does on a snowy day It may be a bit nostalgic for some older readers Perhaps for children growing up in the 60 s and 70 s it was a fine book to read We used to [...]
Lovely little book I picked up on impulse Beautiful collages of Peter having fun in the snow Simple, sweet story of a young child on a winter s day.
I loved this book when I was a wee one It made me think a snowy day is magical D
Looking at this book actually made me tear up a little Going through some boxes I saw this lying at the bottom and was instantly transported across space and time to my childhood I remembered for the first time in many many years a time when I was innocent, and a certain clarity that this novel brought me.You might be sneering or contorting your face in some representation of disbelief, stop doing that btw, it s not flattering but stay with me for a second and let me explain.It was my second wee [...]
Ezra Jack Keats was a children s writer illustrator primarily active during the 60s 70s He was the 3rd child of Polish Jewish immigrants and lived much of his life in his native Brooklyn, NYC I could go on about that but what I want to focus on is this book and Mr Keats literary cannon in relation to me in the 1990s The book is a very simple tale of a little boy who goes out and explores his neighborhood in the snow nothing complicated So why is this book so celebrated 49 years later Well, simpl [...]
Peter wakes up to a snow covers world outside his window his red snow suit he sets out to explore this new world The snow makes wonderful crunching noises as he leaves footprints behind him Them he drags his feet and leaves long streaks in the snow.he uses a stick to make a third line in the snow and to encouraged snow to fall from a nearby treeme of it gals right on his head He tries to join in with the older boys in a snowball fight but its a little to advanced for him, so he tries something [...]
This book looks really familiar, like maybe I actually read it as a child I ve learned that even though I thought that I read as a child I must have only read things that would never be deemed classics , or maybe I just only re read the same books over and over again This book captures a nice nostalgia for being little and having a snow day, when the time seemed to stretch out forever and so much shit was packed into the day that now it s baffling how you could ever do so much As a little kid I [...]
This realistic fiction story provides detailed illustrations to place the reader in a winter backdrop with a story about a little boy named Peter waking up to a beautiful snowy day It s a great story for someone who has not experienced a snowy day because the author provides insight on Bobby s adventures throughout the day The author s multicultural perspective will leave you content, you ll find the vibrant colors pleasing to your eye and Bobby s emotions throughout the story will leave you rem [...]
I haven t read this to my niece and nephew, and I don t know if I ever will My mom read this to me when I was a kid, and I love this book I love Peter s little red suit, I love the colors and illustrations in this book, I love the little snow angels and the little duck feet Peter makes when he walks I love the plop of snow falling on his head just everything I d be heartbroken if my niece and nephew didn t love this one, too, and to be honest, I kind of just want The Snowy Day to always be my be [...]
The minimalist art really adds to this story of discovery Will take you back to a time when the world was filled with endless possibilities.
I picked this up at my library the other day and was amazed to see the 50th Anniversary sticker on the cover Really FIFTY No matter, this lovely story is timeless and adorable and wonderful May it live another 50 years and .2008 Truly classic, wonderful and timeless.
This book is adorable We share Peter s adventures as he plays through a great day of snow, making snowballs, a smiling snowman, a cute snow angel, and walking around making different tracks and patterns
the illustrations alone in this book make it worth having.
If you ever played in the snow as a kid, it will bring back fond memories If you read this picture book to young kids who have not yet experienced the pleasure of all the fun they can have in the snow, it will give them a taste of what it can be like, and it will most likely cause them to plead with you to take them somewhere snowy.So, I did not first read this have it read to me on June 26, 2008 It turns out our school librarian introduced it to my fourth grade class when it was first published [...]
This book is also a part of the Kindergarten reading plan for our charter school and we read it today Although I could see no great wonder in the story, or the okay illustrations that won a Caldecott award, my 5 yr old son s whole face was lit up during the entire read Perhaps because it s August, the time of year that we get tired of the heat and bugs and look forward to sledding and snowball fights, that he enjoyed it so much In any case, he loved it and wanted to read it again, so we ll be ad [...]
This book is just downright adorable Watching Peter enjoy his snow day reminded me of when I was a kid and would stay out as long as possible in my new found winter wonderland The drawing of his snowsuit is too funny The little part sticking up at the top is so cute I d read this to any child for a bedtime story, especially in these cold winter months.
This is one of my favorite books from childhood, and now that I am older, I can better appreciate how unique and special it is Nowadays, it is fashionable and even ordinary for picture books to portray a wide variety of cultural backgrounds and skin colors, but this was published when that was not vogue, and the author himself was white, which I confess I did not know until I just looked this up on I m used to stories of people fighting to portray their own cultures as valid and worth being part [...]
The Snowy Day written by Ezra Jacks Keats is an everyday tale about a young boy named Peter experiencing his first day in snow This Caldecott award winner depicts the boys interests and discoveries as he travels and explores in this winter wonderland.This selection definitely deserved the Caldecott Award because The new White Wonderland as displayed in the illustrations was actually a plethora of colors, which differentiates from most illustrators depictions of snow instead of the monochromatic [...]
I remember seeing The Snowy Day on Reading Rainbow as a child and enjoying it Reading it again as an adult, I still enjoyed it I even read this one while I was babysitting recently, and the two year old I was watching requested it be read over and over It s truly a classic that has stood the test of time and I believe it will continue to do so The artwork doesn t have a lot of detail, but it transports the reader into it s snow filled pages It s simple, but the snow covers all the outdoor scene [...]
This is a very cute story, very similar to the Whistle for Willie story, only set in the wintertime The main character, Peter, the story development and the illustrations are very similar and convey a fun day in the snow We ve borrowed this book a couple of times and we enjoyed listening to the book narrated aloud by Linda Terheyden on CD while we followed along with the book This book was selected as one of the books for the April 2015 Quarterly Caldecott discussion at the Picture Book Club in [...]