Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Day is Waiting by: Don Freeman. Words by Linda Zuckerman (Book Review)

The Day is Waiting by: Don Freeman. Words by: Linda Zuckerman (Book Review)
I was provided a complimentary copy of this book by the publisher through BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review.
 
 
The boys and I learned about Don Freeman at the library in January this year.  He was the author of the Corduroy books, which are beloved classics in our home.  I was interested to see what this book was about because I had never heard of it before.  Don Freeman passed away in 1978, and left behind hundreds of sketches and drawings.  His wife thought these should be put into a book for all the Don Freeman fans.  A close friend of Don Freeman's, Linda Zuckerman who knew his personality set these beautiful illustrations into words in this amazing book.

The book is a hard cover and Linda Zuckerman used a melodic rhyming method that just makes you feel like you are soaring through the pages and illustrations.  In the story, the reader becomes the main character traveling through an adventure of far away lands and visiting animals, and brings you safely back home.  It would be a wonderful bedtime story to read to your child and whisk them off to sweet dreams.

There were many things I liked about this book.  There is scripture quoted in the back of the book, and I thought it was such a touching tribute to collaborate these gorgeous illustrations into such a beautiful story.  It is a children's story so it would be an excellent book for any child, parent, or grandparent to read and share together.  The wording and the pictures are also whimsical so I think any fan of Don Freeman, or of art would also appreciate this book.   

Thanks for stopping by to read my review!  If you would like to see other reviews of this book or learn more about the author, please click here.

Blessings,
 
Kelly
 
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10 comments:

  1. Great review and I love knowing that Don Freeman lives on in this book. As a teacher, I read Corduroy books many times. Thank you for sharing this at The Weekend Brew.

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    1. Hi, Mary and thanks for stopping by from The Weekend Brew! This book was such a wonderful tribute to Don Freeman! Thanks for commenting and have an amazing week :)

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  2. we aren't familiar with Don Freeman... we'll have to take a look at this book. :)

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    1. Hi, Jackie! It is definitely a book worth checking out along with Don Freeman's other books. They are so much fun to read with children! Thanks for commenting and have a wonderful week :)

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  3. This sounds like a sweet book. We loved the Corduroy books!

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    1. Hi, Keitha. The Corduroy books are so good and this book was just such an awesome tribute to the author, and was also very enjoyable to read. Thanks for commenting and have a wonderful weekend :)

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  4. Aw, very sweet. Thanks for sharing a kids book review with Small Victories Sunday Linkup. Pinning to our linkup board and hope you join this week's linkup that just went live!

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    1. Hi, Tanya and thanks for hosting Small Victories Sunday! Thank you for sharing this on your linkup board! Many blessings to you this week and thanks for commenting :)

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  5. What a lovely tribute to a favorite author! Sounds like a really neat book. Thanks for linking it up with #KidLitBlogHop! Hope you'll join us again this Wed.

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    1. Hi, Katie and thanks for visiting from #KidLitBlogHop! It really is a wonderful book and such a gesture from a friend and his wife to do this as a tribute. Thanks for commenting and have an amazing week :)

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