The Snowy Day


“We knew the snow was coming.  December and January were a little disappointing with a lack of snow totals, but as you know we’re making up for it now! While for some people snow days are not such a treat, for others (kids for the most part) the mere thought of a weekday home from school or work can put us in a giddy mood for hours.  I’ve always loved the winter weather and waking up to a fresh, stark white blanket of snow on the ground. I could just smell the clean air as soon as my boots crunched into the pile of snow at the back door left by my dad after he shoveled the walk.”

My favorite book about snow is The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats.  Although it was written 55 years ago it is STILL read in many early childhood classrooms across New England, if not the country.  The story is about how “a 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.”

If you have the chance to read this book to a child in your family, someone else’s child, or all by yourself as a grown up, you’ll enjoy it.  It may even give you some great ideas on how to spend your next snow day at home!


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