Who hasn’t enjoyed hearing the 1962 Ezra Jack Keats classic, The Snowy Day? On the 8th day of Christmas stories, we read of a small boy named Peter who captured the innocence of children and their wonder of the outside world on that first snowy day in winter. A great read aloud for children as Peter puts on his red snowsuit and has one magical day playing out in the snow. Adults and children enjoy this book because they would do the things we see Peter do, from leaving footprints in the snow, to making snow angels, to whacking a tree with a stick so the snow falls from its branches, to building a snowman and he even tries to save a snowball in his pocket. This 1963 Caldecott Medal winner is a favorite children’s book everyone should read.
Another great snowy day read is Geraldine’s Big Snow by Holly Keller.
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