Badger cannot wait one more minute for it to snow. When his friend Hedgehog explains that everything comes in its time, Badger is as unconvinced and impatient as ever. But Badger’s friends have a few tricks up their sleeve to try to get the snow’s attention and distract their pal in the meantime. In the end, Badger sees there’s no trick—only waiting—until at last, it’s time.
Called a “born storyteller” by the media, Marsha Diane Arnold is the picture book author of 21 books, with over one million books sold. Her books have garnered honors from Best First Book by a New Author to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to Smithsonian Notable. Recent books include the bilingual Galápagos Girl and Lost. Found., both Junior Library Guild selections. Lost. Found. received three starred reviews and was illustrated by Caldecott Medal winner Matthew Cordell.
Growing up on the Kansas prairies, Marsha lived in Northern California most of her life. Now she lives with her husband in Florida, near the Caloosahatchee River and her family. Besides creating stories, she loves scuba diving, hiking, traveling, gardening, and climbing trees.
Renata Liwska has been drawing for as long as she can remember. She is the author/illustrator of Little Panda and Red Wagon and the illustrator of Places to Be by Mac Barnett; Waiting for Snow by Marsha Diane Arnold; the New York Times bestseller The Quiet Book and its companions, The Loud Book, and The Christmas Quiet Book; Once Upon a Memory; and Doreen Cronin’s Boom Snot Twitty. She lives in Calgary, Alberta with her husband. www.renataliwska.com
What part of creating Waiting for Snow did you most enjoy?
I loved hanging out with these woodland friends: the patience Hedgehog tried to teach, the impatience of Badger, and the support of all the friends as they waited…and waited for snow to arrive.