TITLE: One More Acorn
AUTHOR + ILLUSTRATOR: Don Freeman and Roy Freeman
PUBLISHED BY: Viking
I'm not going to lie. One of the things I love most about this book is that it is set in a lovingly rendered Washington D.C.--the Mall and White House lawn, in fact. Oh, Don Freeman. You are one of the greats. Between Corduroy and (two of my favorites): Fly High, Fly Low, and Manuelo the Playing Mantis, you just wrote and illustrated the most wonderful, playful, real stories, and I love you for it!
This manuscript was discovered and completed by his son, Roy Freeman (for more on them, click here)--so this is not a reprint, but rather an entirely new release. It is about a squirrel (clearly), who lives in a tree on the Mall, and goes scampering about one late fall day to finish storing up for the winter. I can't help but think that there is a lovely, and completely in the background message about the book, given these lean times and the excesses of our federal government, but never mind about that. The book is a treasure--beautifully illustrated, charmingly told, and lovingly offered by a devoted son as a tribute to his father. You can't get better than that!