The Snowy Day

The Snowy Day

4.16 (106,421 ratings by Goodreads)
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'In this book sparkling with atmosphere, a small boy experiences the joy of a snowy day.' - Horn Book Age 3-7 40 pages
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 191 x 226 x 3mm | 122g
  • New York, NY, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0140501827
  • 9780140501827
  • 15,056

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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
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About Ezra Keats

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
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Rating details

106,421 ratings
4.16 out of 5 stars
5 50% (52,971)
4 26% (27,761)
3 17% (18,086)
2 5% (5,150)
1 2% (2,453)

Our customer reviews

While I find the collage-style of illustrations in this book very UN-appealing, the story itself makes this book worth having. The main character is creative and likeable, and children relate to him. I especially like how he puts a snowball in his pocket before he goes more
by Esther Allen
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