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What Are You Waiting For?

Written by Scott Menchin & illustrated by Matt Phelan
Published by Roaring Brook Press
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Goodreads Rating - 3.6 / 5.0
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May 16, 2017
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A badger finds his rabbit friend outside waiting for something and giving badger clues and guesses to figure out they are waiting to see the moon appear.

What Kind of Book is What Are You Waiting For?

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B is for Bookworm
Book-loving mommy-to-be! Recently enjoyed The Hobbit, Becoming, and The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel.
4.75 / 7.0
Readerly Mom
Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader
4.25 / 7.0

This book has a simple story with a fun guessing game. The illustrations are fine, and there’s a good amount of text per page–not too much. My toddler would like reading this and guessing along, but I’m not sure how well it would hold up in subsequent readings.

The Notorious RAD
Mom of 1. Wife to 1. #1.
4.5 / 7.0

This story shows that waiting is worth it. Sometimes things take a long time but if you wait, there is usually a wonderful surprise at the end.

Mom of Boys
Mom of three little boys who love books about dragons, whangdoodles and magic.
5.0 / 7.0
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5.0 / 7.0
The Goodfather
Favorite pastime? Reading with my kids. Just finished Nana Cracks the Case!
4.0 / 7.0

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Who Wrote What Are You Waiting For?

Scott Menchin

I was raised by a band of wild gypsies who played music day and night but didn’t know how to read or write. I taught myself how to read so I could read menus. I love restaurants. And I taught myself how to write so I could make books. I learned how to draw when my gypsy family visited a museum and left me there. I ate leftover french fries and slept in the broom closet at night and copied my favorite paintings during the day. I lived in the museum until I was old enough to make children’s books and buy a real house. My only hobby is seeing how long I can go without blinking.

I have worked on books about happiness, legs, bunnies, chickens, dogs, lots of dogs but I still haven’t done any books about witches, vegetables or badly behaved children. I still have time.

I cannot sleep with my socks on. I hate cottage cheese. I love music but I’m a terrible musician. (I think thats why my gypsy family left me at the museum.)

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Who Illustrated What Are You Waiting For?

Matt Phelan

Matt Phelan has illustrated many books for young readers, including Xander’s Panda Party by Linda Sue Park and Marilyn’sMonster by Michelle Knudson. He has also written and illustrated a number of graphic novels, such as Snow White, a New YorkTimes bestseller, and The Storm in the Barn, winner of the ScottO’Dell award.

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Publication Date:
May 16, 2017
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