WAITING by Kevin Henkes was published by Greenwillow Books in 2015.



This picture book is a fantastic example of seeing the world as a children’s author. Henke took something ordinary—five small toys on a window sill—and turned it into something totally unexpected.

I think WAITING, like WHEN SPRING COMES, is about surprise and anticipation. It shows me that life is filled with unexpected joys if I am looking for them.

I call them “bedazzles.”

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