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{Download Epub} ⛓ The Snowy Day õ Winner of theCaldecott 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 foreverThe 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 theCaldecott 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 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 o 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 footprints go like this, then like that finding a stick and knocking snow out of a tree Love the snowflakes at the end And I still love that snowsuit 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 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 along.Besides being culturally groundbreaking, opening up children s literature to some of the marginalized citizens in our society, The Snowy Day is a beautiful book that perfectly captures the wonder and joy that can be found outside on a snowy day yes, even in the city A couple years ago, Kevin took me to the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art for my birthday, and we got to see original pages from this book It was amazing to see the original cutouts, watercolor, and collage in person Illustrations that looked like a consistent whole in the published book turned out to be separate pieces of paper fit and intricately glued together It just goes to show, things that seem so polished and perfect always have an underside with details we can t even begin to imagine.With that in mind, I ll close with a story on Keats website that I loved Keats was in school during the Depression, and his father tried to discourage him from focusing on art He wanted him to do somethingpractical that would earn money In 1935, when Keats father died of a heart attack, he had to go through his father s belongings I found myself staring deep into his my father s secret feelings There in his wallet were worn and tattered newspaper clippings of the notices of the awards I had won My silent admirer and supplier, he had been torn between his dread of my leading a life of hardship and his real pride in my work 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 share the joy and the magic with Pet 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 share the joy and the magic with Peter My daughter commented poor tree when Peter smacks the tree with stick, personally if I am reading talking to small children I am careful about the language I use and this couldpositively be decribed as Peter tapping the snow from the tree, but minor point, very lovely story of a snowy day This was a really cute, simple story that my students enjoyed