About the book 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 marvellous things to happen in this irresistible picture book by the New York Times–bestselling and Caldecott Medalist, Kevin Henkes. The gentle pacing of this story and its light-filled illustrations convey a sense of calm anticipation to children, exquisitely emphasising the value of patience.
Reviews from Around the World "I had the privilege of hearing Kevin Henkes talk about his new book, Waiting, and read it aloud at our local independent bookstore. He told us how Waiting grew from an idea, an observation, to a story. He also shared how the artwork evolved. The story will appeal to a wide range of ages. For me, I think about how gazing out the window changes over time. How we as viewers can share looking out the same window but expect and desire widely different things from life. Picture books are amazing. Kevin Henkes is a charming and talented author." - Lisa Genschel, Amazon
"Gentle, beautiful, and deceptively simple. I'm so happy to see a book take the idea of waiting, which can be such agony for small children, and show so lovingly that it holds its own pleasures." - Annie, Goodreads
Recommended for early readers age 3 to 6 years old