Thursday, June 4, 2015

The Day Is Waiting Illustrated by Don Freeman, Words by Linda Zuckerman

About the Book:

Don Freeman, the creator of Corduroy, was one of the most beloved and popular author/illustrators of picture books for children.

After Freeman’s death in 1978, colleagues and his wife decided to use his never before published artwork and make a commemorative book using his wonderful illustrations.

Paired with Linda Zuckerman's thoughtful rhyming text, The Day Is Waiting takes readers on a tour of our big, wide world and reminds us that no matter how far we roam, we always have home to come back to.

This classic tale is imbued with Freeman’s gentle humor, spontaneity, and his appreciation of the variety and complexity of human experiences, creating a book that children will enjoy reading again and again.

My Thoughts:

This is an absolutely gorgeous children's book, and a treat for me.  Don Freeman created one of my favorite storybook characters, and his illustrations for "The Day Is Waiting" capture the same essence of whimsy and playfulness he's known for.

The story is simple, but Linda chooses her words to carefully convey a much bigger story.  Each word is packed with promise and meaning, and with each turn of the page the world gets bigger, brighter and more inviting...

...until you reach the end and find your way back home once again.  The design and layout is amazing, the illustrations are captivating, and the words are world expanding and inviting.  "The Day is Waiting" is certain to become a children's classic.

My thanks to my friends at Zondervan Publishing for my complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.  "The Day Is Waiting" is an ideal gift for any occasion, and a book parents and grandparents MUST have on hand for reading aloud with the little ones!

Happy Reading!



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