It was the illustration on the cover of this book that drew me in. I was ready to choose a new book to review and I'd decided NOT to review another children's book. It was time for something for me. So yeh, no more children's books for a while. But I kept going back to this book. It was that illustration. It reminded me of something my artist grandfather would have drawn. So, yep, I'm reviewing another children's book. And I'm SO GLAD I decided to!!!
This beautiful illustration - and the rest of the illustrations in this book - were created by Don Freeman. If that name sounds familiar to you, you probably have young kids. Mr. Freeman was a bestselling children's book author and illustrator. He's probably best know as the creator of Corduroy. After his death, Mr. Freeman had left behind quite a few unpublished sketches, drawings, and paintings. His wife decided they should be used to create one more book. So she collaborated with her husband's close friend, and fellow children's book author, Linda Zuckerman. Miss Zuckerman penned the poem that is this lovely, simple book. This adorable little poem, paired with Don Freeman's lovely, fun illustrations, make for a sweet, simple, adorable book! The point of the poem: no matter how far you travel, its always nice to know that home is waiting.
I've already read this book twice today (one to myself and once to my youngest child) and my husband read it to our two oldest kids for their bedtime story. He loved it as well. Its short and sweet - which makes it perfect for little ones with little attention spans. Its definitely going to become a regular in our nighttime rotation!
I received a copy of this book, free of charge, from BookLook Bloggers, in exchange for my honest review.