Don Freeman - book author
Don Freeman was a painter, printmaker, cartoonist, children's book author, and illustrator. He was born in San Diego, California, attended high school in Missouri, and later moved to New York City where he studied etching with John Sloan.
Frequent subjects included Broadway theatre, politics, and the circus. He was also a jazz musician, and the brother of circus entrepreneur Randy Freeman.
Don Freeman is the author of books: Corduroy, A Pocket for Corduroy, Corduroy's Best Halloween Ever!, Dandelion, Fly High, Fly Low, A Rainbow of My Own, Earl the Squirrel, Norman the Doorman, Quiet! There's a Canary in the Library, Corduroy's Christmas Surprise
When Dandelion arrives the hostess doesn't recognize her friend, and closes the door in his face! After a storm reduces Dandelion to his former scruffy self, he is welcomed to the party, and everyone, including Dandelion, laughs when they realize that he was that silly looking dandy.
Striking black-and-white scratchboard art is accented by Earl’s crimson scarf. The effect is classic, clean, and thoroughly recognizable as Don Freeman’s signature style.