Winner of the 1963 Caldecott Medal!
No story 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 in the city on a very snowy day.
“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
February 20, 2018
Up to Preschool
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 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. 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
Praise for The Snowy Day:
“Keats made Peter’s world so inviting that it beckons us. Perhaps the busyness of daily life in the 21st century makes us appreciate Peter even more—a kid who has the luxury of a whole day to just be
outside, surrounded by snow that’s begging to be enjoyed.” —The Atlantic
"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