This book is another perpetual hit with my preschoolers, especially around the first major snowfall of the year. The illustrations are timeless and vivid in detail; the story is simple and sweet. This is the kind of book that I imagine the kids in my class being able to read to themselves in a few years.
One of the coolest things about this book, in addition to the great illustrations, is the social significance behind it. The Snowy Day was, in the words of The Horn Book, "the very first full-color picture book to feature a small black hero" (thank you, PaperbackSwap.com description.) It exposes kids to play and diversity in a very positive and innocent way. I even get excited when it's time to read this book together!