Title: The Snowy Day
Bibliography: Keats, Ezra. (1962). The Snowy Day. New York: Viking Press.
Annotation: Peter wakes up to a winter wonderland outside of his bedroom window, he bundles up in a red snowsuit and heads outside. It is though he is experiencing snow for the first time, footprints, snowball fights, and snow angels. Before going home to take a bath and eat supper, he stores a snowball in his pocket that to his surprise is not there when he wakes up but luckily, the winter wonderland outside remained.
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Grade Level: K-2
Readers who will like this book: This book, although intended for a developing reader, can appeal to people of all ages as it tugs at memories of a first snowfall experience.
Personal Response and rating: 5; As a Minnesotan, I always appreciate books that focus on the positive aspects of winter and therefore loved Peter’s exploration of his winter wonderland. It brought me back to my childhood, discovering different ways to make designs in the snow. The colorful
Question: What kinds of activities do you like to do in the snow? Have you ever had a snowball fight?