Monday, January 6, 2014

the snowy day

The Snowy Day is one of those picture books that each of my kiddos, at one time or another, have had me read to them over and over again in one sitting.  Through its simple cut-out illustrations, the story reveals a child's wonder at the morning's freshly fallen snow and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever.

What possibilities does the day hold?

Perhaps some sliding down a hill through billowy wisps of snow?

And some time for contemplating while sitting in a warm bubbly bath?

We will be hibernating today, as the forecast predicts one to three inches of snow with a high of 19 degrees Fahrenheit and a low of  -9 degrees Fahrenheit.  Yes, that's negative nine!  I think we would much rather enjoy our snowy day in the warmth of our home.

An animated storybook of The Snowy Day is available at the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation.

Affiliate link to The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats


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