I happened upon Dan Yaccarinos's Every Friday in the library last week; I love finding good books by accident. Every Friday is the tale of a weekly ritual between father and son. Leaving mom and baby at home, the pair set off through their city neighborhood, encountering familiar faces and bustling urban life on their way to their favorite diner for breakfast. I especially loved Yaccarino's illustrations and the way the people stand out against simple line drawings of an appealing urban landscape creating a sense of intimacy, even in the crowded city. The uncomplicated text and simple color scheme lend a nostalgic but very appealing flavor to this charming book. The final line of the book will strike a special note with any child or parent who knows the joy of bond-developing rituals.
Big Kid says: I like walks with dad, too.
Little Kid says: Truck!