The Snowy Day has been one of my most Special Books for a number
of years - but it is only more recently that I bought it so that I could
have it for my Very Own.
It was the Basic Simplicity that spoke to me from the First - and I would
like to share a part of this with you now:
~There are only two characters in this book.
~The scene is that of Winter.
~The entire book gives the reader a View of the World through a Child's
~Peter - the main Character in The Snowy Day - is faced with the Cold Reality
~Throughout the Book the Reader is allowed to travel back in Time - to re-experience
his Own Childhood.
~There is Action in this amazing Book - and the Author reveals what can be found
in the Simpler Things of Life.
~The Seconday Character is actually - in a Sense - the most Important One.
~And although the Author - for a Moment - lets us Peer into the Very Special World
of the Main Character - he makes it Clear that This World is Indeed one that is
Restricted to a Particular Age Group.
Relive the Joy and Wonder of Youth - a it is told here in a Very Special Way.
Ezra Jack Keats (1916-1983) is the author of the Caldecott Award-winning book
The Snowy Day.