No day is better than Friday!
Friday is my favorite day.
All week long, a boy and his father look forward to their Friday ritualbreakfast at their favorite diner. The leisurely walk through the neighborhood is just as good as the pancakes at the end.
Dan Yaccarino's bright, distinctive art style and sweet, simple story about father-son bonding make Every Friday an all-around crowd-pleaser. The weekly tradition will appeal to children who have similar routines with their parents, and kids who don't have such a tradition will be asking their dads to start one! It's a perfect gift book, toojust in time for Father's Day.
Every Friday is a 2007 New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year and a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
About the Author
Dan Yaccarino is the author and illustrator of Unlovable and The Birthday Fish. He has illustrated many books for children, including Zoom! Zoom! Zoom! I'm Off to the Moon! and is the creator and producer of the animated series Oswald.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
My four-year-old son checked this book out from the library last week. It was the first book he wanted to read when we got home. I love everything about this book: the story, the writing, the distinctive and timeless illustrations, the interesting effects (like how the inside of the diner looks black and white when viewed from the outside), but most of all, I love, love, love the author's note. Every Friday, since his son turned three, the author has taken his son to breakfast. What a wonderful tradition! So I bought my son his own copy of this book.
This story brings back so many memories of rituals my mother and I had, and now I've started some with our mommy and son date nights. It makes me look at my son's and his father's relationship and their rituals...things I missed out on when I was a child. When discussing with my son he made the connection that he and his dad watch basketball on the couch, and he was right because whenever basketball is on, they curl up on floor and I leave the room (lol). I think I will purchase a hard copy and give it to them to share. Then we'll pass it down when our son becomes a father.
Every Friday is a book about a Father and Son and what they do every Friday. It shows the importance of parents making a point to do something special with their kids, often. Even the smallest memories will be remembered when they mean a lot to a child. This book reminds us that a simple walk to the diner with great conversation about what is going on around them can remain in a child's memory forever. This books is very heartwarming and offers much to the reader. I am sure as a parent it is often hard to remember the little things, but for kids, they remember them all, good and bad...why not make more GOOD memories for our kids to remember. I would recommend this book to any father, mother, grandparent or child. I would also recommend this to be added to any classroom library...young and old.