Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Day Is Waiting By Don Freeman Bestselling illustrator and creator of Corduroy. 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: Charming! Sweet! Invoking thoughtful consideration on the part of the child and guidance by the parent as they consider these few lines of rhyming text. The illustrations are from a collection of Don Freeman's never before published art that was selected by his wife for The Day Is Waiting and Linda Zuckerman has given life to these illustrations with a few choice words.

The child's thoughtful consideration and imagination is the goal of the book. Take care that the scant text doesn't throw you off whereby you miss the golden opportunity for a child to think, to consider, to discover. It is there to be sought and found.

Published by ZonderKidz which is a Christian publishing company, there is really no "Christian" teaching in the book with the exception of a verse of Scripture from the Old Testament on the publisher's information page at the end of the book. The book is gently sweet and suitable for any reader audience.

DISCLOSURE: I was provided a complimentary copy to facilitate this review through the BookLook Blogger Review Program on behalf of ZonderKidz


  1. Even though my children are getting older and read on their own, I still seek out good picture books with beautiful illustrations. My son, who is 13, will still let me read pictures books to him on occasion. I think we both appreciate a good book, whether it be a picture book, YA fiction or for adults.

  2. Oh, how I loved Corduroy as a child! I would love this book, if only for the nostalgia! Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday!


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