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Author: Ezra Jack Keats

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Publisher: Viking Children's Division

Material: hard cover

Summary: Peter wakes up to find that it snowed overnight and he ventures outside to discover its wonders. The story is written in such a way that you'll use all your senses and enjoy the day just like Peter.

Type of Reading: family reading, anytime reading, playtime reading, read aloud book

Recommended Age: read together: 3 to 8; read yourself: 5 to 8

Interest Level: 3 to 8

Age of Child: Started reading with child 2 years old.

Young Reader Reaction: S/he loved reading about and imitating the snow angels. We've come back to this one several times, and it will likely be a frequent read this winter.

Adult Reader Reaction: It's the same, wonderful story I remember. It's great to be "small" again and think about snow piled higher than we could imagine. The textures of the illustrations are just wonderful.

Pros: There's more to snow in this one than just walking. The author engages you in Peter's fun and the exploration and joys of city snow.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow it to tide you over until you can buy it. It's a classic.

If You Liked This Book, Try: HUGS AND KISSES   THE SNOWMAN (activity book)   ON A WINTRY MORNING

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, nature, seasons, classic literature, urban, multicultural

Date(s) Reviewed: November 2003, May 2014

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