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The Snowy Day

Big Books

No. of pages 48

Great for age 3-9 years
Celebrate a major anniversary of a true classic!

In 1962, a little boy named Peter put on his snowsuit and stepped out of his house and into the hearts of millions of readers. The Snowy Day transformed children's literature with its pioneering portrayal of an African-American child and the charming story and artwork that won it the Caldecott Medal. Fifty years later, Viking proudly celebrates Peter's adventure in this very special edition. Featuring eight pages of bonus material and a festive cover, this oversized edition of Keats's beloved book is a must-have.


This book has been graded for interest at 5-8 years.

There are 48 pages in this book. This book was published 2011 by Penguin Putnam Inc .

Ezra Jack Keats (www. ezra-jack-keats. org), who died in 1983, was one of the first people to create a realistic, friendly, multi-ethnic urban setting in picture books for young children. His legacy lives on in the popularity of his most famous character, Peter - the star of The Snowy Day, Whistle for Willie, Peter's Chair, A Letter to Amy, Goggles , and others.

This book is in the following series:

Big Books

Viking Kestrel Picture

Picture Puffins

Picture Puffin

This book has been nominated for the following awards:

Eb White Read Aloud Award
This book was recognised in the Picture Book Hall of Fame category by the Eb White Read Aloud Award. The E.B. White Read Aloud Award was established in 2004 by The Association of Booksellers for Children (ABC) to honor books that its membership felt embodied the universal read aloud standards that were created by the work of the beloved author E.B. White.In 2006 the award was expanded into two categories: The E. B. White Read Aloud Award for Picture Books, and The E. B. White Read Aloud Award for Older Readers. Titles are nominated for the award by ABC booksellers, and then the final decision is made by a committee of booksellers that meets annually in February.

Indies Choice Book Award
This book was recognised in the Picture Book Hall of Fame category by the Indies Choice Book Award.

Caldecott Award
This book was recognised by the Caldecott Medal. The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

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