This 1963 Caldecott Medal winner tells the simple tale of a boy waking up to discover that snow has fallen during the night and all of his adventures he has the following day. The unique illustrations, using cut-outs, watercolors, and collage, are strikingly beautiful in their understated color and composition. The book is notable not only for its lovely artwork and tone, but also for its importance as a trailblazer. According to Horn Book magazine, The Snowy Day was "the very first full-color picture book to feature a small black hero"--yet another reason to add this classic to your shelves. It's as unique and special as a snowflake.