The Snowy Day

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  • Paperback
  • 40 pages
  • The Snowy Day
  • Ezra Jack Keats
  • English
  • 20 September 2019
  • 0140501827

About the Author: Ezra Jack Keats

FROM WEBSITE Long before multicultural characters and themes were fashionable, Ezra Jack Keats crossed social boundaries by being the first American picture book maker to give the black child a central place in children s literature.In the books that Keats wrote and illustrated, he used his special artistic techniques to portray his subjects in a unique manner One of these was his blending of gou FROM WEBSITE Long before multicultural characters and themes were fashionable, Ezra Jack Keats crossed social boundaries by being the first American picture book maker to give the black child a central place in children s literature.In the books that Keats wrote and illustrated, he used his special artistic techniques to portray his subjects in a unique manner One of these was his blending of gouache with collage Gouache is an opaque watercolor mixed with a gum that produces an oil like glaze.The characters in Keats books come from the community around him Many of his stories illustrate family life, the simple pleasures andcomplex problems, that a child often encounters in his daily routine To create his books, Keats drew upon his own childhood experiences, from having to flee from bullies to taking a ribbing from his pals for liking girls But these are also the experiences of almost all children growing up in neighborhoods and communities in many parts of the world This commonality explains the continuing popularity of Keats books and characters By the time of Keats death following a heart attack in 1983, Keats had illustrated over eighty five books for children, and written and illustrated twenty four children s classics


The Snowy Day 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 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.com

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10 thoughts on “The Snowy Day

  1. Mariah says:

    This was a really cute, simple story that my students enjoyed

  2. jo says:

    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 a 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 b...

  3. Cyndi says:

    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 Pet...

  4. Alex says:

    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 wa 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 quirky little playground in a corner of Brooklyn s Prospect Park Here it is If you want to visit, it s called the Imagination Playground, and it s right behind the LeFrak Center where you go ice skating Be forewarned that the dog is extremely well endowed. Yeah, I too find that judgment questionable So anyw...

  5. Calista says:

    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 l 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 story ...

  6. Ronyell says:

    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 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 them look block shaped Also, Ezra Jack Keats illustrations are extremely beautiful as they truly capture the beauty and essence of a snow day as the snowy world arou...

  7. Kathryn says:

    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...

  8. Hilary says:

    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 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 th...

  9. j says:

    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..and 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 segm 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..and dad is outside swearing as he tries to shovel out his snowed in car so he can go to work Meanwhil...

  10. Maggie says:

    There s a reason this book is a classic, Keats was able to really listen to the phrase less iswhen 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 There s a reason this book is a classic, Keats was able to really listen to the phrase less iswhen 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 ...