Day Is Done

Day Is Done

by Peter Yarrow, Melissa Sweet
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Day Is Done by Peter Yarrow, Melissa Sweet

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402784941
Publisher: Sterling
Publication date: 12/20/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 24
Sales rank: 972,104
File size: 5 MB
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Peter Yarrow is a member of the iconic ’60’s folk trio Peter, Paul & Mary. Along with Lenny Lipton, he is the author of the beloved song and now hit book Puff, the Magic Dragon. In addition to extensive touring and performing, Peter is active in Operation Respect, an organization that promotes anti-bullying awareness in schools across the country.

Melissa Sweet has illustrated more than 40 children’s books, including the 2008 Caldecott Honor winner A River of Words, which was also listed as a New York Times Top Ten Children’s Book of the Year. The New York Times Book Review listed Carmine: A Little More Red (Houghton Mifflin, 2005)—which she both wrote and illustrated—among its Ten Best Illustrated Books of the Year, and The Boy Who Drew Birds (Houghton Mifflin, 2004) was a New York Public Library Best Book for 2004.

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Day Is Done 2.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 71 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I received this as a gift for my son who is 2.5 yrs old. Lovely illustrations, but it starts out, "Tell me why you're crying my son. I know you're frightened by everyone." Now, for someone with a sensitive child who is very aware of feelings, etc, this is not a good beginning. Regardless of the history of this song in the 60's etc, I really don't want bedtime reminding us of the world filled with "sorrow and woe."
Mary Kay Verhoff More than 1 year ago
Guess its just not my taste.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Perfect to introduce young readers to the glory of Peter Paul and Mary. Their music and wonder lives on.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is terrible. I received it as a gift from my husband's grandma for my 4 year old son and I refused to read it to him. The undertones of the book are political, hippie, tree-hugging, coexist. Yuck, I would much rather fill my son's heart with good books that promote an understanding of the world from God's point of view. One of the lines from the book was "In a world filled with sorrow and woe, if you ask me why.....I really don't know." How stupid obviously the answer is sin. Not only that but the whole world is not filled with sorrow. What happened to being thankful for the small things in life.... a baby's laugh, sunsets, the moon, morning's.... All around this is a horrible book!!!!
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Excellent book CD combination.
Pippen More than 1 year ago
If you know the words to the song, this book is good. It is well illustrated with nice character, but really does not 'flow' in just the reading. The cd was nice with it.
Bookloverlyn More than 1 year ago
Book was illustrated so nicely and the CD in the back was fun to listen to while looking at the pictures.
DaveNJ More than 1 year ago
A Beautifully Illustrated Book supported with a Marvelous CD of the Title Song by author Peter Yarrow. We have several signed copies to treasure for a lifetime!
BB422 More than 1 year ago
I bought it for my 21 month old granddaughter, but after reading it ("my son") I didn't give it to her. It seemed "too dark" for a little one. I didn't want to have to explain things. I liked the colors and illustrations.
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CorydeV More than 1 year ago
This isn't your run-of-the-mill story book with cute little bears, even though the bears on the cover are as cute as can be. Be aware that "Day Is Done" was a popular anti-war song in the 1960's, though the song isn't necessarily or specifically about war. If your young child is suddenly awakening to the injustice of the world, and expressing worry or fear about it, it is a good time to cuddle up with Day Is Done. Instead of telling the child "don't worry about that," the adult(s) in the book acknowledge that there are some serious problems in the world; that adults don't have all the answers; and that the child is actually wise and brave for being willing to see problems. Together, adult and child can face what's going on. The CD includes the song Dona, Dona, Dona. The traditional version sung by Chad Mitchell Trio, Joan Baez and others is very sad, but this new version by Yarrow is hopeful and kid-friendly. Beautiful pictures, beautiful music, a beautiful story that inspires hope.
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Wonderful bedtime book for little ones. The CD is an extra treat.
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ConiLoving More than 1 year ago
I share this book and the music CD with my young nephew. He is only 6, so it is somewhat lost on him, but he likes singing along with me and reading the words.