Thursday, October 22, 2015

Waiting review


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? (goodreads summary)

Waiting is such a difficult thing to do. Five toys with their own reason for waiting, sit upon a windowsill gazing out into the big and magical world. Except for rabbit, he just likes to look out the window. When that special moment finally arrives, each one cherishes the happiness they feel. This heart-warming story did take me a couple of extra times to read in order to fully appreciate it. It evokes a sense of calmness and serenity which would make for a nice bedtime story. The illustrations are in soft and gentle hues of light blues, pinks, browns and greens adding to the affect.  Even though the text is very short and simple, the pictures are what enhances the story best. This would be a good snuggle together book after a warm bath and just before bed with your little ones. I think this is a "just right book" for ages 3-5.~

Title:  Waiting
Author: Kevin Henkes
Pub. date: September 2015, Greenwillow Books
Genre: picture book
Hardcover, 32 pgs.

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