Book Reviews of The Snowy Day

The Snowy Day
The Snowy Day
Author: Ezra Jack Keats
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780140501827
ISBN-10: 0140501827
Publication Date: 10/28/1976
Pages: 40
Reading Level: Baby-Preschool
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 40 ratings
Publisher: Puffin
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
My mother bought this book for me 12 years ago after I had my first son. The moment I opened the book and saw the illustrations I was almost swept away with my own childhood memories. The simple text sets up the reader to really experience the beautiful illustrations, and each page vividly depicts the simple (and sometimes alarming!) discoveries of a young child experiencing the joys of a snowy day. A melancholy moment at the end turns into a moment of excitement and possibility.

We read it many times when my children were young, and I just took it out to read to my 3 year old nephew. I love the quietness of the book - it also made me think about how many new experience my children had, and how a child takes those experiences and thinks about them, organizes them, and then makes them part of their "self". I have to admit, this book will never end up on my PBS bookshelf - I'm saving it to read to my grandchildren!
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Helpful Score: 2
Caldecott book. Also a children's classic!
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a childerns book for preschoolers
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Its a classic
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One of my childhood favorites!
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This was my favorite book as a child. I always thought that Peter was my real best friend! :)
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One of the all time classic greats! Caldecott Award Book that dared in 1962 to have a non-Anglo main character.
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classic.
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Young Peter wakes up one morning to find it snowed overnight. Great preschool book.
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Caldecott Winner. A lovely little book.
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This book is a CLASSIC. Every child should have or at least read this story, I loved it as a child and all 3 of my children enjoyed it also. Its about a snowy day...its perfect considering the weather were having here in the Northeast...12/2010...lol
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Beautiful artwork.
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A classic in the field of children's books, this one is a must-buy for parents with pre-school children. One of the first to usean African-American child in the story.
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Winner of the caldecott medal. Celebrates the magic and boundless possibilities of the first snow.
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My kids love this book and ask me to read it to them often.
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Beautiful gift copy.
The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day. 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.
This book is a Caldicott Medal winner.