THE DAY IS WAITING by Linda Z. Knab

THE DAY IS WAITING

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A sentimental tour of Don Freeman country--via scenes associated with his various books (a bird's-eye-view of the Thames, a perambulating penguin, a mouse inside a suit of armor) and, for accompaniment, a bit of doggerel that goes ""What do you see when you look outside?/ A pigeon/ Some penguins/ The world so wide. . . "" and concludes: ""What can you do with the long, lazy hours?/ You can go to a concert/ Or just smell the flowers/ You can swim/ You can sing/ But whatever you do/ It's good to know home will be waiting for you."" Spotting old picture-book friends and locales (in previously unpublished drawings) might indeed please some kids; but Freeman, who was no great literary stylist, never wrote a text as puerile as this.

Pub Date: March 1st, 1980
Publisher: Viking