The Snowy Day


The Snowy Day

by Ezra Jack Keats

New York: Viking Press, 1962

28 pp.

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.

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