Wednesday, October 4, 2017

A Snowy Day

Art and Environment
Literacy
Miscellaneous
Edward Hessler

The Snowy Day (1962) by Ezra Jack Keats is one of my all-time favorite books.

This lovely book is about the pleasure snow brings to Peter, a young boy which is delightfully and beautifully expressed in the illustrations. These take me back to childhood and the wonder of a snow.

Today, October 4 2017 the U. S. Postal Service is releasing four stamps featuring illustrations from the book. They are, Peter forming a snowball, Peter sliding down a mountain of snow, Peter making a snow angel, and Peter leaving footprints in the snow.

The book was awarded the Caldecott Medal in 1963 for "most distinguished American picture book for children."

You may see the stamps here.




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