For my birthday, Ben Blair gave me The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. It’s an oldie but goodie, and I still didn’t have it as part of my Caldecott collection (did I tell you I collect Caldecott books?). The whole family loves this book. The story is simple, matter-of-fact and not stressful. The illustrations are gorgeous.

It was funny to see my kids reading about the snowy adventures while wearing tank tops and flip flops. What do you think? Is this a favorite story at your house? Do you collect books or other objects?

P.S. — You guys are so sweet. Thank you for the kind words. I had a wonderful birthday and felt absolutely spoiled.