–winner of the Caldecott Medal

“Long before multicultural characters and themes were fashionable, Ezra Jack Keats crossed social boundaries by being the first American picture-book maker to give the black child a central place in children’s literature

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I thought this book would be a perfect February Review because of Black History month and, hopefully, we are not sick of snow quite yet. Do you remember the magical moments of snow when you were a child?

Peter wakes up one morning to find that snow has fallen in the night. He goes outside and experiences it in so many fun and different ways. This book beautifully illustrates the childhood joys of snowfall- when you have no worries of loved ones traveling on slick roads.

Snow is for building snowmen, snow angels, and for sliding and snowballs. It’s funny the nightmare Peter has that the snow has all melted away and how happy he is to wake up and find out it was just a dream. My children share that same nightmare. Now, round up your kids- or someone else’s kids and go have some fun in the snow!