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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Lexile Measure: 260L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR); First Edition edition (March 29, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805077243
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805077247
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.4 x 10.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #596,379 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Amazon.com Review

There are few things more rewarding for a child than receiving undivided attention from a parent. Every Friday is a fun and heartwarming celebration of precisely that brand of togetherness, where a father and son's weekly ritual of walking to the local diner for breakfast unfolds in bright, bold swaths of color. On the way, they watch the neighborhood come to life and urge each other on from one delightful distraction to another. Their story packs a powerful nostalgic punch for parents and is sweet inspiration for the whole family to spend time together--whether that means sharing a weekly breakfast or reading a book before bedtime.



Author Dan Yaccarino Talks About His Inspiration for Every Friday
I guess the Friday breakfasts came about because like most dads, I sometimes didn't feel like I saw my son enough. Some weeks, our Friday breakfasts were the only time he and I had to talk or just share some time together.

I look back on when we started what became our little tradition. He was in preschool and had to start sharing his mom and dad with a new little sister. I wanted him to have some time when he didn't have to put up with a crying baby who yanked his ears, which he patiently tolerated. He and I soon looked forward to Fridays and the diner's owner, Nick, as well as a variety of regulars, warmly greeting us. To their continued astonishment, he consumed an entire adult-size order of pancakes and a side of bacon, of which I was very proud. I have fond memories of us watching people trudging through the snow and rain as he and I were cozily nestled in a booth, a little oasis from the outside world. As much as we loved Nick’s Diner, I think we both preferred the small journey we took each week to get there. It may have been a mere four blocks, but it was full of adventure: greeting familiar faces, window shopping and monitoring the progress of a building on the corner going up story by story.

Nick's Diner has since closed, so our breakfasts have been relocated to another and like that building, my son is now tall and strong. I look back on his wonder of the world and fascination of even the smallest things. Even though it was only a few years ago, life seemed a bit less complicated. My hope for Every Friday is for dads, and moms, to set aside some time to be with their children. It doesn't have to be breakfast on Friday, but it should be some time that they can count on to be with just you. And perhaps many years from now, they will carry on the tradition with their own children.




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From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 1—A young boy and his father have a weekly date for breakfast at a nearby diner, and the walk there is half the fun. As they pass through their urban neighborhood, they count dogs, wave to the man in the newspaper stall, and watch the slow construction of a new building. Upon their arrival at the restaurant, they greet their favorite waitress by name, and she knows to bring out pancakes right away. The story is simple but sweet, and the child's excitement about the time spent with his dad is obvious throughout. Painted in gouache, the illustrations of the cars and characters' clothing and hairstyles give the book a '50s look, as do small touches such as milk bottles in front of the door. Yaccarino uses a warm palette to create rudimentary buildings and simple, friendly faces. This is an excellent book for a parent and child to share, and perhaps some families will begin weekly traditions of their own.—Daisy Porter, San Jose Public Library, CA
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More About the Author

Dan has written and illustrated over three dozen children's books and has had the pleasure of working with some of the most prestigious names in children's literature, including Margaret Wise Brown, Jack Prelutsky, Kevin Henkes and Patricia MacLaughlin. Dan has also had the honor of being invited to the White House to share his books and to participate in the annual Easter festivities.

Dan has created and produced Nickelodeon's animated series, Oswald, as well as Willa's Wild Life and is the character designer behind Nickelodeon's The Backyardigans.

Currently, Dan is writing and illustrating more books and is developing more television as well as feature film projects.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Lauren M. Canevaro on June 7, 2007
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My husband reads this book to our 4 1/2 yr old every night. He absolutely LOVES it! He really likes it because he and my husband also have there own special day (Sunday morning) where they go to get donuts. I would highly recommend this book to any parent with a young son who shares a close bond with Daddy!!
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I checked this book out of the local library and my 3 year old daughter absolutely loves it. The story follows a weekly ritual between a father and his young son - they go to a neighborhood diner every Friday for breakfast, just the two of them [mommy and baby stay home] and along the way they pass by people in the neighborhood and observe the various activities that go on around them.

The illustrations are charming, and to me, nostalgic, as it brought me back to my own childhood when my mother used to take me to the weekly fresh market. The sights, sounds and smells of those weekly visits have remained with me to this day.

In its own sweet, simple way, this book reminds us of the importance of making time for our child/children in this constantly humming, busy world. Highly recommended!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By DeidreMae on November 9, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Our 20 month loves this book. He asks for "Friday" every night. He likes to name the things happening on each page.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By aca on June 29, 2012
Format: Paperback
My 3 y/o daughter gave this book (along with a B-day card she made all by herself) to her daddy as a birthday present to be a special book to read together. They loved sharing this heartwarming story between them and my daughter asked daddy to read it 4 times in a row. My husband was more than happy to read it over and over again. The story is simple - about a special thing a dad and his son have every Friday. They enjoy every single second of that little time they have in their busy lives to spend together and that they eagerly anticipate, and do not want to miss a thing. However, time flies when one has so much fun and before they know it it's time to go home. Illustrations are beautiful, with the feeling of 50's/60's, beautiful choice and combinations of colours, and so many little details that a child can spot and talk about. There is so much to read in those lines and between them, so much to see in those pictures. Needless to say that my husband loved his B-day presents!
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Every Friday, a boy and his dad walk a few blocks from home to an Edward Hopper-like, long, low diner to have panckaes and talk. While the destination is a treat--the boy loves those pancakes--it's the walk that's most rewarding. There's a "stop and smell the roses" undertone here. Author Yaccarino contrasts oy and father with the other city dwellers: "Everyone is rushing, but we're taking our time."

As a result of this slower pace, they (and we) can appreciate more of the city's sights and sounds: Dogs on the street and in far off windows, weather changes, "the building on the corner going up bit by bit," and the friendly waves of shopkeepers, workers, walkers, and bird feeders. ("We get friendly waves, and we give them right back.") A big city has its own intimacy, and it's even better when you walk it with your dad.

Yaccarino's vivid gouache on watercolor paper illustrations depict a late 50's/early 60's scene (on one page, we see a "beatnik" walking by), and this setting fits the innocence of the story. At times, the backgrounds seen too busy: Everything from buildings to windows to dad's suit are filled with repeated line patterns, sometimes crossing so that our vision is obscured (for example, the window of the diner). However, Yaccarino icompensates for this with a lot of white space, both outside and within the pictures. FOr example, we see non-colored outlines of a truck, a man walking his dog, and the structure-filled skyline. This technique has the effect of highlighting the outlined figures, and enhancing the contrast between foreground and background. The result is a visually engaging book that presents details without clutter.
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This is the perfect book for my son and me. We have enjoyed a weekly father-son breakfast since he was 2 years old. This book captures the nice feeling of sharing a simple tradition of breakfast. The bonus in the book and for us is that we are not the only ones enjoying this tradition; the people we see each week have now seen us for years and they anticipate our breakfast just as much.
As an artist, I can appreciate Dan's beautiful, simple illustrations.
And as a kid, my son can, too.
Thank you, Dan, for making this book.
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By C. Trotter on April 27, 2009
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This is a sweet little book for toddlers on up. The story line is touching and has inspired my husband to take my 3 1/2 year old son to breakfast once a week by themselves. They have only done it for the past two weeks, but they've had a good time and my son talks about it for days afterwards. One of the few children's books that might end up being life-changing!
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Beautiful charming 1950's illustrations. Looks like New York to me.... The people look like they're from Mad Men too. Ha ha.
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