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"A simple, sweet picture book about the joys of waiting and taking in what is around you"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781596439214
Branch Call Number: jE PORTIS 2015
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 19 x 26 cm


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Sweet and gentle tale highlighting the child's desire to wait, explore, and discover, at odds with a parent's hurry. The simple tale ends happily as the parent finally agrees to wait and explore a wonder with the child.

The eternal parental dilemma--Mom's in a hurry and her toddler is noticing all the beauty and curiosities along their frenzied path. Spare words, rich visuals. By the author of Not a Stick and Not a Box.

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ChristchurchLib Aug 24, 2015

It takes scarcely more than two words to tell this story about a mother and child rushing to catch a train. Anxiously checking her watch, the mother calls to the dawdling boy to "hurry!" But each time, the boy implores her to "wait" as his attention wanders to the fascinating sights they pass: a hungry duck, a friendly construction worker, a curious dog, and finally, a sight so beautiful that even the stressed-out mother can't help but stop and look in wonder.

Picture books newsletter August 2015


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