Thursday, October 7, 2010

{Good Read} The Snowy Day...

When I found out about the event today called, Read for the Record, I definitely wanted to participate with Sayer. The organization hopes to set a new world record for the greatest number of people reading the same book on the same day. The Snowy Day is their choice and it's one of my all time favorite books. I still have my copy that was given to me in 1976. My hope was for us to go to our local Children's Museum for one of their 2 readings today. However, Sayer has a bit of a cold & we decided to stay at home, close to the tissue box.  We thought we would hold our own reading and wondered if you would like to read along. 

This book had such a big impact on me artistically. I remember vividly, being really smitten by the illustrations and becoming quite interested in collage after seeing them. I can also remember trying to copy some of them in grade school. My favorite image as a child, was the bathtub. I loved the the shape, the tiled floor, the bubbles, and the colors. If you click on to this Read for the Record link, you can also watch a reading of the story. Thanks for reading with us. I hope you enjoyed this book! 


  1. What a wonderful idea! This book looks fantastic! Love the illustrations, the big portions of colour and how the snow is covering the pages. Thanks for sharing Kristin!

  2. Oh I've seen one of the inside illustrations somewhere. I never knew where it came from or what the cover looked like. I love the fact that you kept this book and now Sayer gets to enjoy it too (I love that little note from your parents, so sweet!). So sorry to hear that monsieur petit S is feeling under the weather (and probably Maman aussi??). I hope this event has millions reading and continue to love to do so. You have great books K! Hope both you and S are feeling better today.

  3. I love this book so much. Growing up in a small town, I was always fascinated with the urban winter he depicts which was so different from what I experienced! "Whistle for Willie" is another of our favorites of his. We all have it memorized around my house.

  4. You're welcome Daria! The illustrations are so great.
    Isn't the event a cool idea! I was thrilled to have learned about it.
    I'm glad that I saved a lot of my books. It really brings me back.
    I know, me too Lisa. I was always fascinated with the urban neighborhoods too. We have lots of Ezra audobooks too. I used to play them in the studio when Sayer was a baby and he keeping me company.



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