Parents' Guide to

The Snowy Day

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Love and community central to holiday book adaptation.

Movie NR 2016 59 minutes
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age 2+

Based on 24 parent reviews

age 2+

It's a warm blanket

I adored everything about this movie. The animation, voices, and music make the entire film calming, warm, and delightful. It's perfect for younger and older kids. I really enjoyed watching this with my almost 3-year-old around Christmas time. He still talks about Peter and the mac-n-cheese.

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age 3+

Is It Any Good?

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With an accomplished voice cast and animation reminiscent of the original picture book, this interpretation takes viewers on a charming journey through Peter's neighborhood on a snowy winter's day. Building on a story that was one of few children's books to feature a Black central protagonist back in the 1960s, The Snowy Day introduces a diverse cast of characters into its city setting, highlighting the mix of cultures and faiths within Peter's community.

With the likes of Laurence Fishburne, Bassett, and Boyz II Men (who pop in as a capella singers on the street) among the voice cast, this simple and wholesome TV retelling has broad appeal. It's a gentle story with familiar stanzas from the book and warm themes about family, friends, and traditions to set the scene for the holidays.

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