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The Snowy Day Board Book (Picture Puffins)
 
 

The Snowy Day Board Book (Picture Puffins) [Kindle Edition]

Ezra Jack Keats
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 18014 KB
  • Print Length: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Viking Children's; Reprint edition (5 Nov 1962)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ADUGET8
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #613,516 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Number one Christmas book 4 Nov 2004
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This was a favourite of mine as child and has become a favourite with my children. The simple story of a boy exploring the snow in the city is unusually illustrated with striking, collage type images. The text is easy to read and lends itself well to reading aloud. Following Peter's example and making "snow angels" has become a family tradition for us. It has a lovely twist at the end which always makes me smile.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The joy of being a Little Boy 18 Oct 2007
By Bentley
Format:Paperback
"The Snowy Day" was the first book written by Ezra Jack Keats (formerly Katz). It was the winner of the Caldecott Medal in 1963, was cited by the NY Public Library as one of the 100 most influential books of the 20th century in 1996, won a citation from the Brooklyn Art Books for children in 1973 and was chosen by the US State Department for its Touring Collection in 1971. The author Keats grew up in Brooklyn and changed his name from Katz to Keats after World War II. Because of the discrimination he faced, he became the first American picture book maker to give a black child a major role in children's books and literature.

Keats was inspired to write this book and develop the central character of Peter (a boy in this book about four) because he had become so enchanted with a photograph of a small boy in Life magazine. He cut out these pictures and put them on his studio walls. This boy in the magazine developed into Keat's character named Peter. Peter would become the main character in six more books until he was portrayed as a young adolescent in "Pet Show".

This is a lovely book which has Peter waking up to a "world of snowy white" delighted with the new snow and his day of playing with snowballs, making snowmen and angels and dreaming of another new day (although he feared that the snow would have melted over night). To Peter's delight, he woke up on the second day to even more new snow. The book is delightful. I loved the part where Peter, just being filled with the joy of being a little boy, tried to capture the day and the snow by putting it in his pocket so that he could take it inside when he has to go into his house.

Keats writes, "Before he got into bed, he looked in his pocket. His pocket was empty. The snowball wasn't there. He felt very sad.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magical Fun in the City's Snow! 11 May 2004
By Donald Mitchell HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Hardcover
Do you remember the first time you awoke to find the world all filled with white snow and the quiet that follows a large snowfall? It was beautiful, and its stillness and pristine appearance drew you out into the cold very quickly. This book wonderfully recreates that experience, making us all young again, and helping youngsters appreciate the potential joys of snow. The book has remarkable artwork that combines imaginative snowflake cut-outs with collages of hand-made papers and figure cutouts to make you feel like you've entered a fairy land, which you have.
One of the positive elements of the illustrations is that they portray a young man of color in an unselfconscious way. He nicely represents every boy and girl who has ever enjoyed the snow.
I felt a very peaceful feeling after reading the book, as though I had just been out playing in the snow with him and was enjoying being fatigued in the warmth of the house.
This will make a great book to read to youngsters because they will be interested in the illustrations and the activities that are portrayed. With a close matching of illustrations to words, this book will also be helpful in preparing your child to learn to read. I was reminded of Snowflake Bentley as I reviewed the many wonderful snowflake patterns on the pages.
The book is well deserving of its Caldecott Medal for outstanding illustrations.
After you finish, I suggest that you think of ways that the rain, fog, and sunny days can provide magical opportunities for pretend fun, as well. After all, you can't make snow angels every day. But you can use your imagination, always!
Look for the beauty in every moment and in every one!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A kids' classic 27 Feb 2012
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What a lovely little children's book. Keats perfectly captures the excitement and wonder we all feel when snow falls. Our two young boys love it; a great story for winter, spring, summer or autumn.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the snowy day 4 May 2014
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My mum had this book when I was little. I loved it. I remembered it so clearly and now my children enjoy hearing about Peter's adventures in the snow
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1.0 out of 5 stars Quite a basic story 15 Mar 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I was recommended to read this book so perhaps I had big expectations but I really didn't feel there was any story at all, more of a description of a boys day in snow.
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4.0 out of 5 stars beautiful painteings 31 Jan 2014
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I bought this book for my 5 years old daughter because I loved paintings. It is not illustration but paintings.
Texts themselves are too easy for her. It would be for 2-3 years old.
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5.0 out of 5 stars very calming 26 Jan 2014
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Had heard of this book for many years but had never read it as a child.
Im so glad i got this book for my little girl (2 years old). It is very calming to read... much like when everything is still and quiet on a snowy day.

I wasnt sure if my little girl would like it as the pictures are quite simple and have blocks of colour, not like lots of today's books that seem to have lots of things going on on every page. But we have read it many times now and talk about the little boy and the snow and the snow suit.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Just as good as Whistle for Willy
Just as good as Whistle for Willy, which the latest grandson loves as much as the earlier two. Wonderful pictures
Published 28 days ago by S. Gunner
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Very very old copy with yellowed pages.
Published 2 months ago by debra kinsella
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely childs book
My Grand daughter of two and a half (going on six), loves this simple story with easy to understand pictures
Published 9 months ago by Bump
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely
I love this beautiful book and so do the children in my Reception class. It is just such a lovely account of a little boy's day in the snow and the pictures are simple yet so... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Miss Hawkes
3.0 out of 5 stars Kids weren't too taken by this
I liked this book but my kids didn't appear as enraptured by this book as with other Ezra Jack Keats books.
Published 19 months ago by B.
5.0 out of 5 stars sNOWY DAY
We had this when our boys were little so bought it for our grandson. Lovely book, especially with snow outside to look at.
Published 20 months ago by Janf
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely snow story
A lovely addition to our selection of snow books taht we bring out after Christmas. We read it new at Christmas and then again when the snow came... Read more
Published 21 months ago by MrsD
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful tale
Simple tale of the melting quality of snow. Sharp pictures and use of abstract art make for a beautiful read. You end up feeling abit tearful somehow.
Published 21 months ago by Rachael Smart
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice story and wonderful pictures
I was looking for a book about Christmas and/or winter, to be read as a storytelling at my son's school (with spanish children with ages between 3 and 6) and "The Snowy... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Angela
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