By Kevin Henkes
This book is absolutely enchanting. I just loved it. An owl, a pig holding an umbrella, a bear holding a kite, a puppy on a sled, and a rabbit with stars are all toys sitting together on a window. Each is waiting for something different to happen. New friends come and go from the window sill. Time passes, the seasons change. All the friends are waiting to see what will happen next.
Kevin Henkes is a wonderful picture book author and illustrator. This book is so simple. The beautiful illustrations have muted colors on large cream colored pages. The idea that everybody is waiting for something special to happen is one that small children can relate to. I am so excited to share this with my students. One of the best picture books I have seen in a while.
Review by Terrie Bishop, Academy Park Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Interest Level: PreK- Grade 4
Author Website: http://www.kevinhenkes.com/
By Kevin Henkes
Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Release Date: September 1, 2015
32 thoughts on “Waiting”
This is in our Book Fair this week! I’ll be sure to purchase it for the library! I love Kevin Henkes books and illustrations.
Copy #1 to Christine Fotheringham / Rolling Meadows El.
Any book by Kevin Henkes is a winner! Can’t wait to add this one!
Copy #2 to Laura Schmidt / Fox Hills El.
Loved this one too!!
Copy #3 to Vanessa Eyre / Frost El.
This looks so cute…I wish it would have been at our book fair.
Copy #4 to Renee Larsen / Hillside El.
GIVEAWAY ALERT! We have 13 copies of Waiting available for teachers and library staff members in Granite School District! To the first 13 commenters below we will send a copy via district mail for your school library or classroom library. If you already have this book in your library you may also pass it along to a student as a prize giveaway. Enjoy!
Looks so cute! I would love one if there are any left :)
Copy #5 to Vassi @ Spring Lane El.
The students and I all really enjoy this book! The artwork is beautiful and the story is so simple and sweet.
Copy #6 to Laurie @ Roosevelt El.
With most of our money spent this year, we haven’t purchased this book, but it would be a great addition to our library. Thanks Josh and company for doing these giveaways…and for the tips to help us find them.
Copy #7 to Teresa @ Westbrook El.
I love this book. It is a fun one to explain waiting and that at times everyone waits!!!
Copy #8 to Sara @ Sandburg El.
I want any free books. Thanks!
Copy #9 to Pam @ Mill Creek El.
There are still 4 copies left! Teachers are eligible as well for their classroom library. Also, if you already have a library copy you can use these particular books as a prize for a student or teacher.
Awesome Book! : )
Copy #10 to Dana @ Oakridge El.
Copy #11 to Burt @ Orchard El.
This book is such a fun read and shows that waiting isn’t always a bad thing.
Copy #12 to Allyson @ Granger El.
Only 1 copy left now!
I would love a copy!!!!!! His books are so fun.
Copy #13 to Stephanie @ Lincoln El.
I have been reading “Waiting” with my students for storytime this week. They are so excited about our new Caldecott for this year. We played a memory game after we read it. You can print out the memory cards from the Kevin Henkes website. En joy!
Cool idea, thanks for sharing! I went and found the link where you can download the memory cards: http://www.kevinhenkes.com/book/waiting/
We’re all out of copies of this book now, but perhaps I will find a different prize to send to you for sharing.
All the copies have been given away and this give away is now closed. Sorry but thanks for looking!