CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 1963
by Ezra Jack Keats
New York: Viking Press, 1962
Ages: 2 +
Interests: snow, winter,
Also by this author: Whistle for Willie, Peter’s Chair, Goggles!
A little boy wakes up to find fresh snow covering the city. He goes out to explore.
Beautifully illustrated, simple and direct. A recounting of a solitary day of discovery, and all the small pleasures that can be gleaned from freshly fallen snow. The events are pitch-perfect for a small child, from making funny tracks to putting a snowball in your pocket for later and then forgetting about it. And the next morning… new snow again!
A celebration of winter – no sports equipment required. Highly recommended.