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.
This is a very simple book but yet can create a great discussion on places you wish to visit and dreams in general for life. The pictures are simple and fun and there is rhyming throughout the text. It is a good reminder to show us that no matter where we go God is with us and home... family is always waiting for us. This story can be paired easily with the parable of the lost son.
My two kids enjoyed the story and talking about places they would like to go... Disney World of course! :)