The Snowy Day

Written by Ezra Jack Keats

Illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats

Published by Puffin Books; Reprint edition (October 28, 1976)


The Snowy Day is classic fiction that won Caldecott Medal in 1963. This simple story of a boy explores the snow and finding out what happened during the night. The illustration is absolutely classic and beautiful. The story is very simple and straight forward, so young readers would have great experience reading this picture book. I think this book would be great for the bed time story for young children to grow their imagination and have sweet dreams.

Even this book seem like it does not have anything o do with diversity, but the illustration tells that the author respected diversity while writing this book. The main character has dark skin, and I think it was a stepping stone to include diversity in children’s literature. This book definitely would be great for young readers age 4 to up, and this can be their favorite book in their childhood.


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