A Poem for Peter: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of The Snowy Day
by Andrea Davis Pinkney
pictures by Lou Fancher & Steve Johnson
A joyous, loving ode to a writer who changed the world of children's literature. Keats's importance is eloquently expressed in Andrea Davis Pinkney's emotion-filled verse:
Ezra Jack Keats gave us eyes to see.
Let us celebrate the making
of what it means to be.
He dared to open a door.
He awakened a wonderland.
He brought a world of white
suddenly alive with color.
To say more would be to spoil a truly wonderful book.