The Snowy Day

The Snowy Day

Book - 1962
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The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day.
Publisher: New York : Viking Press, [1962]
ISBN: 9780670654000
Branch Call Number: E KEATS
Characteristics: 32 p. col. ill. 21 x 24 cm.


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Award Year: 1963

"It’s a simple story about the adventures of a boy on a snowy day. He makes snow angels, slides down a snow pile and gets smacked by a snowball. It’s a boy who happened to be black and who happened to live in the city. He’s a kid just being a kid, and that’s enough."

First published in 1962, this book has received much praise for being the first picture book to feature an African American child as the hero. Follow the simple story and images as Peter ventures out into the fresh snowy day. Opportunities arise to ask children about events in the story such as, ... Read More »

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Apr 11, 2019

'The Snowy Day' is a charming classic about a little guy playing in the snow.

Feb 02, 2019

Do you remember this from your childhood? It certainly has stood the test of time and you will find it just as lovely and magical and gentle as it ever was. Three generations of children have had this picture book read to them. Highly recommend for families with young children.

Jul 28, 2018

This book is really interesting and amusing. Peter had many joyful experiences outside! One thing that Peter did that kids love is making snow angels, footprints, and snowballs and more. I would definitely recommend this book for the age group of 3 to 8. It is a very childish and joyful book which makes it fun. This book makes me feel very happy and cheerful! The illustrations are very nice and neat. You should definitely check out this book for your younger sibling, your kid or anyone in the age group listed above. I love everything about this book, read it as soon as possible!! Rating 4/5
- @Bookworm5755 of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Jan 20, 2018

A classic. I've never had a group of students that didn't want to hear it twice.

AuntieS12 Mar 17, 2016

A wonderful story!

vpl_childrens Dec 15, 2015

Is there anything better than Peter waking up and finding a world of snowy white outside his window? A lovely story of a child’s look at a new world of snow, and his wish to capture and keep it forever.

Nov 20, 2014

My two year old loved this book. It is short, sweet, and I love the vintage style illustrations. It's a great book to read to your children to get them into the Holiday season!

Feb 16, 2014

We loved this book. Who can't relate to wet socks on a snowy day and exploring all the fun things a snowy day has to offer?

Oct 04, 2012

Beautiful book that evokes the wonders of the big snowy world from a child's point of view.


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Mar 06, 2017

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