“The Snowy Day” is a beautiful story that was written by a man named Ezra Jack Keats. Mr. Keats wrote and published this delightful book way back in the year 1962. It became an instant hit and kids everywhere fell in love with its charming plot and gorgeous illustrations.
“The Snowy Day” tells the story of a little boy named Peter. Peter wakes up one morning to see a world blanketed in clean, white snow. He spends his day exploring this sparkling new landscape, making fresh tracks in the snow, building a snowman, and even creating snow angels.
One of the unique things about this book is that it was one of the first picture books that had a black child as the main character. Mr. Keats wanted all children to see themselves in the pages of his books. Today, we can find “The Snowy Day” in libraries and homes around the world, continued to be loved by lots of children.
The book is not only pleasing to the eyes, but also to the touch. Its pages are textured, simulating the feel of snow. This helps the reader experience the story in a whole new way, making the magical snowy day even more special.
In 2017, “The Snowy Day” was turned into an animated film. Now, along with reading about Peter and his snowy day adventures, you can watch it too! Just like the book, the movie is a big hit and kids love witnessing Peter’s fascination with the snow come to life.
“The Snowy Day” is truly special because it gives us a taste of the simple joy of a child’s play in the snow. Remember, each time you open the book or watch the movie, you’re joining Peter in celebrating the magic of a snowy day.