The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats, details the adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day. Peter, a young African-American boy, dressed in a comfy red snowsuit explores the magic and possibility of the first snowfall. As a part of this gift set your Little One can hold and play with the soft, cuddly Peter doll, still dressed for snow while enjoying the book.
The Snowy Day is a classic and an enchanting book for children. Ezra Jack Keats was the first author to write a story where the main character was an African-American child. He then beautifully illustrated it as a picture book and published it in the 1963. Until The Snowy Day, American children's books featured Caucasian children as the heroes. Keats was the winner of the 1963 Caldecott Medal. He grew up in Brooklyn, NY.
Universal in its appeal, the story has become a favorite of millions, as it reveals a child's wonder at a new world, and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever.
The Snowy Day Doll & Board Book Gift Set
- "The Snowy Day" by Ezra Jack Keats 28-page board book
- Winner of The Caldecott Medal
- Peter, the 15" Snowy Day Doll, dressed in his red snowsuit
- Ages 6 months to 6 years
"Keats's sparse collage illustrations capture the wonder and beauty a snowy day can bring to a small child."—Barnes & Noble
"Ezra Jack Keats's classic The Snowy Day, winner of the 1963 Caldecott Medal, pays homage to the wonder and pure pleasure a child experiences when the world is blanketed in snow."—Publisher's Weekly
"The book is notable not only for its lovely artwork and tone, but also for its importance as a trailblazer. According to Horn Book magazine, The Snowy Day was "the very first full-color picture book to feature a small black hero"—yet another reason to add this classic to your shelves. It's as unique and special as a snowflake."—Amazon.com (less)