The Fathers Are Coming Home
By Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Stephen Savage
Simon & Shuster, 2010. Unpaged. Picture book.
Don't wonder at the fact that you may have never heard of this Margaret Wise Brown title. She wrote it in 1943 as a tribute to all the fathers serving in WWII, but this is the first time The Fathers Are Coming Home has been published. It's classical Brown style; simple, repetitive, poetic text, interesting characters who appeal to children, a sweet, heartwarming book coupled with wonderful illustrations by award winner Savage. You'll recognize his art from Polar Bear Night.
What else can be said? Brown just had the right touch. A perfect choice for your personal collection.