Remember the excitement of a snowy day? Share your snow-day memories with your child as you read together one of these snowy-themed books.
The Snowy Day 50th Anniversary Edition
Snow is pretty classic by itself, but The Snowy Day 50th Anniversary Edition by Ezra Jack Keats (Penguin Young Readers Group, 1962) is about as classic as children’s books get. Originally notable for Keats’ portrayal of African-American Peter as the protagonist, The Snowy Day is significant in 2012 for hitting the big 5-0. Enjoy this family favorite today for its understated beauty and honest appeal to a timeless childhood love—a snowy day. Ages 5+; $19.99.
Perfect Snow by Barbara Reid (Albert Whitman & Company, 2011) might not be a classic just yet, but it could just be a matter of time before Scott and Jim’s snowy adventure becomes a household favorite. With illustrations made with both Plasticine and watercolors, the pages are reminiscent of Claymation holiday films and detailed graphic novels. Reid’s work has earned her the UNICEF Ezra Jack Keats Award in the past, making Perfect Snow the perfect pairing for The Snowy Day above. Ages 4-8; $16.99.