Readers who are familiar with the Toys series by Emily Jenkins and Paul O. Zelinsky, will be pleased to know that the three wacky toy characters — “a curious stuffed buffalo, a sensitive plush stingray and a book-loving rubber ball” — now star in their first standalone picture book. But you needn’t have read the other books in order to enjoy this sweet, quirky story about the curious toys venturing out of the house and learning about — as well as having fun with — snow for the very first time.
One of the marks of a classic book is that it seems to be as fresh and relevant today as the day it was published — even if it’s a few decades old. Naturally, it also helps if the subject matter is timeless.
First published in 1963, The Snowy Day is a true classic that tells the story of a little boy, Peter, who wakes up one morning to see a snow-covered landscape outside his window.