I remember really liking the thoughtful little boy and his attempt to keep a snowball...
and I still love the illustrations now, I haven't seen a better one of snow.
And I liked his use of wallpaper cut-ups in the pictures. The book was also very significant for its inclusion of an African-Amercan family at the centre of the story. Keat's style changes in other books, but there are plenty of wallpaper cut-ups in some of his other books from the sixties, Whistle for Willie and Peter's chair.
I also treated myself to Keats neighbourhood. It includes 10 of his stories and commentaries from other writers. Lots of illustrations, and stories to read with visitors.