Something to look forward to this year! The US Postal Service will release Forever stamps based on Ezra Jack Keats’ THE SNOWY DAY.
“The Snowy Day,” will be showcased in this set of four stamps. Written and illustrated by the children’s author, Ezra Jack Keats, it was one of the first prominent 20th-century picture books centered on an African-American child. Each of the four new stamps in this booklet features a different illustration of main character Peter exploring and playing in his neighborhood while wearing his red snowsuit. The images picture Peter forming a snowball, sliding down a mountain of snow, making a snow angel and leaving footprints in the snow.
One of my favorite books from my childhood, my son Eoin and I have enjoyed The Snowy Day’s readings over and over. So much so, that he himself once had a red snowsuit.
How cool is this? What other children’s picture books would make great US Postal stamps?