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Waiting

Written & illustrated by Kevin Henkes
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Sep 1, 2015
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What's Waiting About

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What are you waiting for? An owl, a puppy, a bear, a rabbit, and a pig—all toys arranged on a child’s windowsill—wait for marvelous things to happen in this irresistible picture book by the New York Times–bestselling and Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes.

Five friends sit happily on a windowsill, waiting for something amazing to happen. The owl is waiting for the moon. The pig is waiting for the rain. The bear is waiting for the wind. The puppy is waiting for the snow. And the rabbit is just looking out the window because he likes to wait! What will happen? Will patience win in the end? Or someday will the friends stop waiting and do something unexpected?

Waiting is a big part of childhood—waiting in line, waiting to grow up, waiting for something special to happen—but in this book, a child sets the stage and pulls the strings. Timeless, beautiful, and deeply heartfelt, this picture book about imaginative play, the seasons, friendship, and surprises marks a new pinnacle in Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes’s extraordinary career.

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Readerly Mom
Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader
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7.0 / 7.0

Beautiful, simple, inventive, sweet. The illustrations are simultaneously minimalistic and impressively nuanced, and the premise is unique in a way that makes me want to look at the world more creatively. I treasure this book and the moments I’ve spent reading it to my daughters.

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Book-loving mommy-to-be! Recently enjoyed The Hobbit, Becoming, and The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel.
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Who Wrote Waiting

author & illustrator
Kevin Henkes

<p>Kevin Henkes is an award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children of all ages. He received the Caldecott Medal for <em>Kitten’s First Full Moon</em>; Caldecott Honors for <em>Waiting</em> and <em>Owen</em>; two Newbery Honors–one for <em>Olive’s Ocean</em> and one for <em>The Year of Billy Miller</em>–and Geisel Honors for <em>Waiting</em> and <em>Penny and Her Marble</em>. His other books include <em>Egg, </em> <em>Old Bear, A Good Day, Chrysanthemum</em>, and the beloved <em>Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse</em>. Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin. www.kevinhenkes.com</p>

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780062368430
Publication Date:
September 1, 2015
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2014030560
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0062368435
Lexile® Level:
440L
ATOS® Book Level:
1.9
Accelerated Reader® Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
176259
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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