As I read Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats to the children at the Mount Vernon Public Library I asked them to think back to what it was like just a few short months ago when their neighborhood streets were piled high with snow. The children were quiet and focused on the story as I read. I pointed out the bright colors and shapes Keats uses in the book. After the read aloud I gave each child a shoe box, colored construction paper and cotton balls to collage a scene from Snowy Day. Using mostly colored construction paper the children came up with their own wintery scenes inspired by the book Snowy Day.