The Day Is Waiting by Don Freeman and Linda Zuckerman {Children's Book Review}

The Day Is Waiting by Don Freeman & Linda Zuckerman

Don Freeman & Linda Zuckerman
Juvenile Fiction (4-8 year old)

THE DAY IS WAITING is the only one of Don Freeman's books in which the reader is the central character. It is the child who goes on a journey to faraway places, has small, safe adventures, and returns home, hoping to explore the world again. Filled with the artist's characteristic humor and warmth, The Day is Waiting tells children that the world is an interesting place, filled with different kinds of people, all doing interesting things, all waiting to be discovered.

My Thoughts

The house that hasn't read Corduroy over and over and over is undoubtedly a rare one. I know that our copy of the book is tattered and worn but well loved. My children enjoyed the little bear's escapades in all of the books and I loved the artwork. 

When Don Freeman died in 1978 his family and close family friend, Linda Zuckerman decided to publish one last book with Don's beautiful artwork and Linda's words. The result is The Day Is Waiting

It is everything that I think embodies Don's work. The story is adorable and leads children on a little adventure then safely returns them home to embark upon a new adventure another day. What I truly love about it is the beautiful artwork. Included are illustrations done in pastel, watercolor and other media. Such a treat for the eyes!

If you enjoy reading the Corduroy books with your kiddos then you really must get this one to round out your collection. It is a beautiful tribute to a man that touched so many of our childhoods.

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