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The Snowy Day (Paperback With CD) (Live Oak Readalong)

Press:Live Oak Media Live Oak Media; MultiMedia edition (February 28, 1982)
Author Name:Keats, Ezra Jack/ Terheyden, Linda (NRT)


The first book he both wrote and illustrated, this Caldecott Medal-winning classic by Ezra Jack Keats was inspired by the photograph of a small boy in Life Magazine which Mr. 
Keats hung on his studio wall.
Full of wonder, this universal favorite captures the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall.

From Publishers Weekly

Now in a sturdy board-book format just right for youngest readers, 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. 
(Viking, $6.99 15p 6 mos.up ISBN 0-670-86733-0 Jan.)Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

--This text refers to the Board book edition.


First Snow by Marie Louise Allen Footprints Of A Sparrow by Niels Mogen Bodecker Cynthia In The Snow by Gwendolyn Brooks Read This With Gestures by John Ciardi A Lost Snowflake by Charlotte B. 
Deforest First Snowfall by Barbara Juster Esbensen Snowball Wind by Aileen Fisher Snowy Benches by Aileen Fisher Snow by Mary Ann Hoberman Don't Go, Jo! by Barbara Ireson That Cheerful Snowman by Hannah Lyons Johnson Moonwalk by X.
Kennedy Snowflake Souffle by X.
Kennedy Joe's Snow Clothes by Karla Kuskin Snow by Karla Kuskin Lying On Things by Dennis Lee Winter by Myra Cohn Livingston Joe by David Mccord It Fell In The City by Eve Merriam Please Bird by Kazue Mizumura Snowy Morning by Lilian Moore Winter Morning by Ogden Nash And Then by Prince Redcloud December Leaves by Kaye Starbird The Snowstorm by Kaye Starbird Snow Woman by Nancy Dingman Watson Winter Is Tacked Down by Noemi Weygant Snowflakes by Suk-joong Yoon -- Table of Poems from Poem Finder®

--This text refers to the Board book edition.

Book Description

Waking up to a world of snowy white - what could be better? Young Peter can't wait to jump in his snowsuit and run out to explore. 
There are snowmen to build, snowballs to pack, mountains to climb, and snowbanks to collapse in - to carve a snow angel! And when the day is done, there's a dark night of dreams and drifting snow, and a new snowy day to awake to.
No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than The Snowy Day, winner of the Caldecott Medal.

--This text refers to the Board book edition.

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

--This text refers to the Board book edition.


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Comment List (Total:18)

  •     I love this book! It seems to really capture what a child would observe and how they would observe it. I also love that the main character in the book is a child with dark brown skin, but the book isn't about the child's skin. It is just a book featuring a child with dark skin. Those books are surprisingly hard to find. Thank you Ezra Jack Keats! Also, Amazon made a little 40 minute mini movie based off the book that is good if you are looking for a little animated show to play for your kids.

  •     Great story!

  •     My granddaughter loves it, as did my two sons when it was first published.

  •     A children's classic favorite! I bought this extra copy to keep at work at the Care Center to share on our residents on Snow Days Activities.

  •     One of my favorites!

  •     Beautify. My 3 year old loves it, especially since we live in such a snowy climate.

  •     This book is fabulous, but I'm giving it 3 stars because the colors all seem off. Not red, but a weird orange, and other pastelly colors. What happened there guys?? I know that's not how Ezra Jack Keats made it... Maybe a mistake at the board book factory...

  •     Absolutely love this book!

  •     a child hood favorite of mine. now my 6 year old niece can recite it word for word. I regret nothing.

  •     My son loves the book! Thank you!

  •     Classic!

  •     A classic book that still holds up; this has quickly become my 3 year old's favorite this year. While the protagonist of the story is named Peter, it really is a bit ambiguous as to who the child could be when all bundled up in that iconic snow suit. So my daughter has me read the story as if she is the one adventuring through the city, leaving footprints and poking snow off trees. Whenever we read The Snowy Day, my daughter always asks me when it will snow. I can tell she views this book as a "how to" guide for all the fun to be had in the winter weather.Alas we live in a warm climate. But while my daughter waits for global warming to bring us an uncharacteristically frozen day, we'll have this book with all "her" adventures in the snow.

  •     Great classic winter read but terrible print/ink quality. I have the original paperback version from the 80s and it has just lovely prints and colors. This board book version has "off" colors- peter's snowsuit appears to be a weird orange not the classic red! Geez! At least it's durable. My daughter can read it on her own for now and when she can deal with a more fragile but much more beautiful version of the book I'll get out the original paperback version my parents read me in the early to mid 80s

  •     Simple, gorgeous, and perfect in every way. Exactly what a young child would do and think on a snowy day. This book captivated my 23 month old son (who does not hold still to read long books.) Should be a staple in every library and part of every school curriculum.

  •     This is an excellent story with gorgeous pictures, however, the board book version Amazon is offering is incredibly off. The text is slanted.. the colors are completely wrong (orange instead of bright red, hot pink all over the book including the light pink bathtub, hot pink in the snow). Our copy came bent and I immediately knew something was off. I had ordered another copy of this book where the colors were not off so I'm not sure what happened. Either it's a fake or they did a horrible job of printing it but sold it anyway. It seemed Amazon was aware that this book has serious issues because when I requested a refund they did not even want their copy back..

  •     As a child growing up in the 60's, this was my favorite children's book. Having it read to me at a young age is one of my earliest vivid memories. I imagined myself as part of Peter's world and as his special friend. The use of patterns inspired me to cut up scraps of fabric, wallpaper or whatever else I could find to make my own artwork. Of the many young children's books in our home, this is the only one I recall that featured a child of color. It didn't mean much to me at first, despite the fact that I knew only white people. As I grew and began to hear subtle and overt racist language and remarks, I had a sense that something was wrong because I knew Peter was just like me. I am grateful to whomever gave my family this book for I believe I would have processed those ugly remarks much differently if not for The Snowy Day. The delight I had in reading this book to my own children is immeasurable. I just purchased two copies of the 50th Anniversary Edition for baby shower gifts.

  •     Grew up reading this story and purchased for my daughter's second Christmas. I also foundMerryMakers The Snowy Day Plush Doll, 15-Inchthis adorable doll to go along with it that she absolutely loves and sleeps with every night.

  •     In Keats’ beloved classic, a little boy enjoys the wonder of his first snowfall. Peter wakes up to see snow covering everything as far as the eye can see.


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