Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Fathers are coming Home By Margaret Wise Brown, Illustrated by Stephen Savage

Father’s Day is a time when each of us thinks of the men in our lives and are thankful for those we love, and those who love us.

Margaret Wise Brown gave the world many wonderful children’s books before she passed away in 1952, and many of these classics still enjoy enormous popularity. Such a book is The Fathers are coming home. The reissue of this book, with illustrations by Stephen Savage was recently released, and children and parents are enjoying this book many decades after the text was originally written. This book celebrates fathers, whether they are fish in the ocean, the tiniest bugs, birds bringing worms home to their babies, farm animals, or of the human variety, as the sailor comes home from the sea to his little boy. The text is poignant and lovely, just what we’ve come to expect from Margaret Wise Brown. The illustrations are beautiful in their simplicity and perfect for the timeless text and message.

This is a perfect book to curl up with and enjoy with a child, parent, or grandparent this Father’s Day, or anytime.

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