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The Snowy Day (Learning Language Arts Through Literature) [Paperback]

By Ezra Jack Keats (Author)
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The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day.

Publishers Description
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."--Outline

Awards and Recognitions
The Snowy Day (Learning Language Arts Through Literature) by Ezra Jack Keats has received the following awards and recognitions -

  • E.B. White Read Aloud Award - 2011 Winner - Picture Bk Hall of Fame category

Citations And Professional Reviews
The Snowy Day (Learning Language Arts Through Literature) by Ezra Jack Keats has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 1386
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/1991 page 655
  • Wilson Children's Catalog 96 - 01/01/1996 page 685
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 633
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 916
  • People Weekly - 10/11/2010 page 50

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Puffin
Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.44" Width: 8.94" Height: 0.19"
Weight:   0.25 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 1, 1981
Publisher   Puffin
Grade Level  Grade 1  
Age  3-6
Series  Learning Language Arts Through Literature  
ISBN  0140501827  
ISBN13  9780140501827  
UPC  051488005995  

Availability  0 units.

More About Ezra Jack Keats

Ezra Jack Keats Ezra Jack Keats (March 11, 1916 – May 6, 1983) was an American writer and illustrator of children's books. He won the 1963 Caldecott Medal for illustrating The Snowy Day, which he also wrote. It is considered one of the most important American books of the 20th century.

Keats is best known for introducing multiculturalism into mainstream American children's literature. He was one of the first children’s book authors to use an urban setting for his stories and he developed the use of collage as a medium for illustration.

Ezra Jack Keats lived in the state of New York. Ezra Jack Keats was born in 1916 and died in 1983.

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > Picture Books
2Books > Subjects > Children > Authors & Illustrators, A-Z > ( K ) > Keats, Ezra Jack
3Books > Subjects > Children > Baby-3 > General
4Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Classics by Age > General
5Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Classics by Age
6Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Where We Live > City Life > Fiction
7Books > Subjects > Children > Series > Early Reader
8Books > Subjects > Children > Baby-3

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Books > Education (K-12) > General Education > Readers

Reviews - What do customers think about The Snowy Day?

More than a snowy day  Apr 27, 2008
Ezra Jack Keats crosses social and cultural boundaries in this book when he creates a story where the hero is a black boy in a big city. The book is a vibrant story of a little boy named Peter and the excitement of the first snow of the season.

The story is simple and easy to read, but the illustrations are what bring this book to life. Ezra Jack Keats uses collage and marbling techniques to illustrate this book. The vibrant colors help us with the mood of the story. When Peter is happy the sky is a brilliant blue, but then he becomes angry and the sky turns black. We can sense Peter's excitement when the sky is grey with swirls. Keats uses the colors and textures of his illustrations to set the mood and help us understand the story.

The Snowy Day is a Caldecott winner from 1963. This picture book would be perfect for any child in early childhood. In addition, an elementary teacher may use this book with older students (grades 2-5) as an example of how illustrations can set the mood. In addition this book would make a great think aloud on making predictions, connections, or asking yourself questions.
A Timeless Classic  Apr 17, 2008
I had long forgotten this book from my childhood, and when a friend recently brought a copy over as a gift for my daughter, I gasped in delight.
The memories came flooding back as I turned each page to reveal the familiar artwork, still as fresh and engaging as it was so many years ago.
I hope my daughter grows to love this book as much as I did as a child, and I'm so excited to have been re-introduced to such a fantastic story.
A classic  Apr 15, 2008
Crunch, crunch, crunch. My boys love to read about Peter's adventures out in the snow. They began to enjoy the story and the pictures long before they were old enough to understand what happened to the snowball in Peter's pocket.
Cute  Mar 26, 2008
This was a Kwanzaa gift for my 4yr old son. He really enjoyed this book and wanted me to read it over and over again. He was so tickled to see that the little boy in the story looked just like him. It snowed 3 weeks later!
One of my favorites!  Mar 15, 2008
The Snowy Day is a lovely book that works for preschoolers and elementary aged children alike.

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