Friday, September 26

3 days of Children's Books: Day 3


Drum roll please........





"The Snowy Day, a 1963 Caldecott Medal winner, is the simple tale of a boy waking up to discover that snow has fallen during the night. Keats's illustrations, using cut-outs, watercolors, and collage, are strikingly beautiful in their understated color and composition.



The tranquil story mirrors the calm presence of the paintings, and both exude the silence of a freshly snow-covered landscape. The little boy celebrates the snow-draped city with a day of humble adventures--experimenting with footprints, knocking snow from a tree, creating snow angels, and trying to save a snowball for the next day. Awakening to a winter wonderland is an ageless, ever-magical experience, and one made nearly visceral by Keats's gentle tribute."





I about fell off of my desk chair when I saw this book pop up on an Amazon search for top children's books. This was my very favorite EVER!! The pictures and excitement, coloring and simplicity. Oh man, this is it :)

Thank you for taking this journey with me! I hope you'll all take some time yourselves to think about these long forgotten treasures that shaped and molded our young crafty minds!

Happy Weekend!!

8 comments:

BackwoodSophisticate said...

Oh, I LOVE children's books! You have some wonderful picks here. Some I had forgotten about that I will need to check out for the kids. Thanks for the post!!

Julia said...

Yup, you named it! One of the ultimate delights of my childhood! I loved that book :)

Have a happy weekend, my Peach :)

wunderbug said...

i LOVE kids books. i always make a beeline for the childrens section of the bookstore whenever i've had a bad day.

most favourite ever: the little engine that could. classic!

Uncommon Depth said...

The Velveteen Rabbit is a classic. Oh and there's one of a tailor - can't remember the name now, I'll have to go look that up. Where The Red Fern Grows is for a little older reader, but it's still one of my favorite stories of all time.

Loved those barn pics too!

the b-line said...

I think I need to get this one for my hubby, who would love to wake up to snow any morning!

littlebird said...

i, started collecting children's books when i was an illustration student but there plenty here i'm not familiar with so thanks for sharing.

Leanne said...

Oh, great pick! I often select the Caldecott Medal winners to read to my kiddos. I will have to look for this one at our library. Maybe I will wait until winter break, though. :)

Mrs.French said...

this one still makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside...thanks for the sweet memory before bedtime.