Day is done

by Yarrow, Peter, 1938-

Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
Location Collection Call #
Hampton Community Library Juvenile Picture Book GENERAL JPIC YARROW
Location  Hampton Community Library
Collection  Juvenile Picture Book
Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J PIC YARROW
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Picture Books
Call Number  J PIC YARROW
South Fayette Township Library Juvenile Picture Book J E YAR
Location  South Fayette Township Library
Collection  Juvenile Picture Book
Call Number  J E YAR
Peter Yarrow follows the blockbuster success of Puff, the Magic Dragon with a picture book version of his beautiful song, "Day Is Done."

As night falls, animal and human parents everywhere tenderly tuck their children into bed. In the darkness, each child--raccoon, doe, rabbit, field mouse, and a little boy--wonders: Will I be safe? Will you be there for me? And every mommy and daddy responds with the comforting words of Yarrow's refrain: "I am here."

Caldecott Honor-winning artist Melissa Sweet has created gorgeous images that celebrate the loving bond between parent and child, as well as the connection between all creatures of the earth.

Day is done
I know where I'm going
Dona dona dona.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Creating picture books from songs is tricky. Often the phrasing, pacing, and rhyme that make great lyrics are better suited to air waves than the printed page. Such is the case with this hit from the 1969 album Peter, Paul and Mommy that joins two other songs on an accompanying CD. Yarrow's successful Puff, the Magic Dragon (2008) had a story line, but this title is more message-driven: Do you ask why I'm sighing my son? / You shall inherit what humankind has done. / In a world filled with sorrow and woe, / If you ask me why, why is this so? / I really don't know. Fortunately, this is worth the cover price for the illustrations alone. Caldecott Honor-winner Sweet uses watercolor and mixed media to create a wonderful woodland world where creatures prepare their sons for sleep. In a final spread, the animals appear in the stuffed-toy collection of a young boy, whose loving father tucks him into bed. The pictures, filled with reassuring tenderness, may soothe a child who receives this from a sentimental adult.--Medlar, Andrew Copyright 2009 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Caldecott Honor artist Sweet (A River of Words: The Life of William Carlos Williams) effectively uses animal parent and child pairs to lighten the hopeful yet somber message of Yarrow's (Puff, the Magic Dragon) folk song, which he first performed with the trio Peter, Paul and Mary. Watercolor and mixed-media art reveals members of each animal family tenderly gazing into each others' eyes in placid woodland settings shown in cool earth tones punctuated by shocks of brilliant color: scarlet berries, magenta lily pads, crimson toadstools. Together, the animals eventually approach a house in which a father lovingly tucks his son into bed. The boy's bright yellow room exudes comfort, and even when storm clouds threaten, there's no real menace in any of Sweet's depictions of nature; yet in concert with Yarrow's verse, the overall effect is somewhat haunting. A CD tucked into the back cover features Yarrow and his daughter Bethany singing "Day Is Done" (plus two traditional songs, "I Know Where I'm Going" and "Dona Dona Dona," with new words and music by the author). Ages 3-7. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Folk songs, English -- United States -- Texts.
Folk songs -- United States.
Bedtime -- Fiction.
Bears -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Sterling,2009
Contributors Sweet, Melissa, 1956- illustrator.
Yarrow, Bethany.
Language English
Notes Accompanying CD performed by Peter Yarrow and Bethany Yarrow ; with acc.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 x 30 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
ISBN 9781402748066 :
140274806X :
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