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Waiting
Waiting | Kevin Henkes
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Caldecott Honor and Geisel Honor BookWhat are you waiting for? An owl, a puppy, a bear, a rabbit, and a pigall toys arranged on a childs windowsillwait for marvelous things to happen in this irresistible picture book by the New York Timesbestselling and Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes.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?Waiting is a big part of childhoodwaiting in line, waiting to grow up, waiting for something special to happenbut in this book, a child sets the stage and pulls the strings. Timeless, beautiful, and deeply heartfelt, this picture book about imaginative play, the seasons, friendship, and surprises marks a new pinnacle in Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkess extraordinary career.The short sentences of the text flow with the precision one would expect from a master picture-book creator like Henkes. Little ones, to whom each experience is new, will know what its like to dream and wait.ALA Booklist
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noradickens
Waiting | Kevin Henkes

They saw many wonderful, interesting things....

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noradickens
Waiting | Kevin Henkes

This book shares the importance and beauty of waiting. It discusses how sometimes your wait is short and other tines it is long, but along the way there is always something new to discover.

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noradickens
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Waiting by Kevin Henkes was published in 2015. This book won the Caldecott Award in 2016. This book tells the story of five friends waiting by a window. Each friend awaits something different and shares how they discover special gifts along the way.

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bkloppman
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This book tells the story of 5 toys who are all waiting on something as they watch the world change around them through the window.
This book is a great jumping off point for students to discuss changes in the seasons weather, and a fun discussion on what they‘d be waiting for in the window.
“They were happy together, waiting to see what would happen next.”

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laurenkiernan
Waiting | Kevin Henkes

“Now, there were ten of them. And they were happy together“ This part stood out to me because it shows how welcoming new people can not only make others happy but yourself as well.

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laurenkiernan
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The part of the story where it talks about each toy having “their moment“ is a great part for students to see that they can be happy while their friends are enjoying whatever brings them joy and at some point, they will have their moment as well.

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laurenkiernan
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“Waiting“ by Kevin Henkes was published in 2015 and is a Caldecott Honor book for 2016. It is about different toys that all wait on a windowsill for different things to happen outside. They come across each thing that brings them joy and even have visitors. The theme is all about being patient and everyone is brought joy by different things- waiting is key! The illustrations are timeless and soft but bring so much to the story.

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miles.bryant
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This book has a simple story following 5 animals/toys waiting. Each one has their favorite thing to wait for and some just are happy with their friends. The illustrations are cute and follow along well.
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This book would be good for a k-2 classroom. Students can infer what they think about different parts and is good for conversing after,
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“The rabbit was happy just looking out the window.“

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DHill
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In between games at a volleyball tournament. #prepared #bookinhand #itstheseason

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Amandajoy
Waiting | Kevin Henkes
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Reginald the Carrier Pigeon where are you?

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Traci1
Waiting | Kevin Henkes
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I have 6 bursting bookshelves. Two are for my "read but want to keep" books. The other four are overflowing with tbr books. This shelf is in my living room and is where I put the ones I want to get to soon. The other 3 shelves are fairly organized alphabetically, while this one is chaos. All together I probably have about 700 tbr books. ?

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I think I have over 1000 🙊🙈 3y
Traci1 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I know some people probably think it's a problem, but honestly I just figure we'll never be bored. 🙂 3y
Eggs Welcome to my world!!! 3y
DinoMom Glad I am not the only one with “problem”! 3y
marleed I‘ll never see a personal library as a problem! 3y
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Nrossi
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This MF-S book is ideal for younger students and can be told with little puppets or cutouts. This book is about toys sitting and waiting on a window watching the world happen while they wait to be played with. UDL 1.1 would be good here with a fun way to display the story and EL 17.

Nrossi This book is also a Caldecott Honor and Theodore Seuss Geisel Honor book 3y
DrSpalding You need a bit more detail regarding how the resource supports the EL/UDL you have identified. Make sure you include what the principles and strategies are and how they are enhanced using this book. 3y
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Ameyer32
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Waiting is a MF picture book written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes. It is the story of patiently waiting for things to happen, there is a great emphasis on imaginative play. Such a cute story that would be great for S with cute puppets or even felt cutouts. This book is winner of the Caldecott Honor and is a Geisel Honor Book. #UCFLAE3414SU20

Ameyer32 This book would be great to incorporate ESOL strategy 17, provide contextual support through visuals, models, demonstrations, realia, body language or facial expressions while story telling. I would also use UDL 1.1 offer ways of customizing and displaying information which goes along with the props from storytelling.
Resources can be found for different level of story mapping at https://www.teachingbooks.net/clp.cgi?master_id=45185&lf_id=9
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DrSpalding In the video I provided of past students storytelling examples, this was the third in the clip. The student used a program called procreate to have actual images moving in the background in the window. It was phenomenal. Your UDL/English learner strategy aligns well with storytelling. Creating story maps and comprehension. 4y
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Brennap
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In this F. “Waiting” by Kevin Henkes is a sweet book about toys sitting on a windowsill waiting to be played with. It won both the Caldecott + Geisel Honor in 2016. I think it would be fun to teach as a S, having the different toys and scene for each toy to tell the story!

I found a great resource to use along with the book, it has discussion questions + activities! https://www.teachingbooks.net/media/pdf/HarperCollins/Waiting_2015.pdf

Brennap UDL principle 5.2- Using multiple tools for construction and composition is supported by reading the book as a storytelling and using the activities provided! Along with the ESOL strategy 17. Which says “ Provide contextual support through audio visuals, models, demonstrations, realia, body language, and facial expressions.” 4y
deiacovab This book looks super cute. I like the idea of using it for storytelling! Do you think you‘ll pick this one for our storytelling this semester? I‘m still trying to pick mine 4y
DrSpalding This would be an excellent book to use for storytelling. This award winner along with many of his others belongs in your classroom library. 4y
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peytonfleming
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Review: Waiting by Kevin Henkes, 2015, is a Caldecott Honor book about toys waiting for things to happen as they sit on their windowsill.
Blurb: This book has amazing illustrations and not a lotto words because the pictures do the talking. I would use this as a read aloud book since like I said, there aren't many actual sentences.
Quote: “Once a visitor arrived from far away. He stayed a while, then he left and never returned.“

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Mwinship
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Waiting is a F, Caldecott and Geisel award winning book by Kevin Henkes about a stuffed animal pig, bear, puppy, and rabbit waiting by a window for something to happen. This is a great book to teach kids about patience. I think this book would be good as a RA. This video is a good example of a RA of this book: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=89bZv8tEOx4

Mwinship The EL strategy 12 about teaching language and content and the UDL guideline 2.3 about supporting decoding of text properly align with this RA and book. #UCFLAE3414F19 5y
abbie-cadabbie The fact that this story is both a Geisel and Caldecott winner intrigues me! I will definitely be picking this up, as well as adding it to my classroom library in the future! Using this book as a RA to teach students about patience is definitely a great idea! 5y
DrSpalding While I like the idea of having YouTube read aloud‘s, I also want to emphasize that the children need to hear you reading to them. Nice alignment to universal design and English learner strategies. (edited) 5y
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hmarkins
Waiting | Kevin Henkes

“they saw many wonderful, interesting things“

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hmarkins
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I like the illustrations and the fact that it was a happy ending.

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hmarkins
Waiting | Kevin Henkes
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I don't know if I'm really a fan of this book just because it's so repetitive about the animals waiting for whatever it is that they're waiting on. I guess it teaches children to have patience, though.

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kradebaugh
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This fantasy fiction book by Kevin Henkes was a Theodore Suess Giles Honor Book and Caldacott Honor. I think this book would be great for kindergarten or 1st grade. I think that it teaches kids that if you want something sometimes you have to wait for it to happen. I feel like this book also teaches kids not to judge someone by their outside appearances because you never know what is going on with them on the inside. #ucflae3414f19

kradebaugh https://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewStandard/Preview/5735. The UDL's I chose were 2.1 Clarify vocabulary and symbols and 1.3 Other alternatives for visual information.
Resource: https://kevinhenkes.com/wp-content/uploads/Waiting_MemoryCards_Kevin_Henkes.pdf
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DrSpalding Fantasy denotes fiction therefore you do not have to say that but I agree that this book makes for a wonderful read aloud, storytelling… You found an excellent resource by going straight to the author. Well done. 5y
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Kaylasarka
Waiting | Kevin Henkes

“Waiting to see what would happen next.”

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Kaylasarka
Waiting | Kevin Henkes

The illustrations of all the cute animals was my favorite part!

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Kaylasarka
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This was such a cute story with cute illustrations. I think this is a great book to read to little kids! I also think its educational because it talks about weather and how certain objects correspond with the weather. Like an umbrella with rain.

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destaneefolden
Waiting | Kevin Henkes

“The rabbit was happy just looking out the window.“

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destaneefolden
Waiting | Kevin Henkes

The illustrations were beautiful in this story, I loved all the pastel colors and that's really what drew me into the story.

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destaneefolden
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This Caldecott honor book was a very cute story about all kinds of creatures who were all waiting! I think this is a sweet story with beautiful animations. I think that this book would be great with younger children but I think that even older children could find joy in.

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marypeyton
Waiting | Kevin Henkes

“Now there were ten of them, and they were happy together. Waiting to see what would happen next.”

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marypeyton
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I like how this book emphasizes how little things can make someone so happy.

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marypeyton
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Waiting is a Caldecott winning book written by Kevin Henkes. This story is all about imagination. The characters are children‘s toys. The book is exciting in a calming way.

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Madimccrady22
Waiting | Kevin Henkes

“Now, there were ten of them. And they were happy together.”

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Madimccrady22
Waiting | Kevin Henkes

This is a cute story talking about being with friends and spending precious time with one another.

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Madimccrady22
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Waiting by Kevin Henkes is a Caldecott winning book that was published in 2016. There were five characters and each of them were waiting for something different. The owl was waiting for the moon and the the pig was waiting for the moon and the bear was waiting for the wind. The puppy is waiting for the snow and the rabbit wasn‘t really waiting for anything specific. Then there was a cat that was a Russian nesting doll and had 10 total and waited.

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CassidyCantrell
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“Sometimes one or the other went away, but he or she always came back”

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CassidyCantrell
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Waiting can bring many happy things to life!

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CassidyCantrell
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What are they waiting for? 5 of them! They were all waiting for different things. Waiting to use their props. They were all happy once they got what they were waiting for
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kaity7
Waiting | Kevin Henkes

Loved the curiosity! Kept me constantly on my toes guessing what might come next!

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kaity7
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This book expressed what it needed to say through illustrations. You were determined to tell your own story. The pictures were clear about the characters motives. The setting changed based on the characters needs and kept me anxious to read more!

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Mmw2478
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Waiting, Caldecott Honor B winner by Kevin Henkes is great for kindergarten age students. Toys in a child‘s room sit in the window waiting for things to show up. One toy waits for the moon, another waits for the rain...cute picture book/short sentences. UDL principles 3.1&3.2 activating prior knowledge and big ideas along with EL 4 & 14 could be met with this book. Lesson-waiting for things. #LAE3414sp19 TS-RA,S https://Kevin henkes.com/

Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 5y
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 5y
DrSpalding Nice job! Make sure you explain the EL strategy like you did the UDL. Great start! Keep going!❤️📚 5y
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GatheringBooks
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#MusicalNewYear Day 18: #Waiting depicts the gradual passing of the seasons, the sound made by the turning of a leaf, and friends who stand by the window #waiting for something magnificent to begin. Beautiful picturebook.

rockpools As always, this looks beautiful! 5y
Cinfhen Adorable!!! 5y
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inthegreensandblues
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... For three library holds, for all of which I'm next in line... For a package to come from UK for a book swap I have to send... For estimates and scheduling for some home repairs in the works... Do you ever have one of those weeks? 😂 Going to read some short stories while I wait.

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Kaelya
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Waiting by Kevin Henkes is a great F picture book about five toys who are happily waiting for something to happen. Each toy is waiting for something different. The bear is waiting for the wind, the pig is waiting for the rain and the rabbit is just looking out the window waiting for something, anything to happen, he is just happy waiting. This book is great for RA in pre-k and kindergarten because it is very low level. (Continue in comment)

Kaelya Since waiting is a huge part of children‘s lives this would be a good book to read aloud to students. A fun activity for this can be found on Kevin Henkes‘ actual website kevinhenkes.com it is a matching memory game which is easy and fun for students that are younger. You could use ESOL strat 1 and ask questions while reading the book to make sure the students understand what the book is about. (Continue) 6y
Kaelya For the UDL I would use 7.2 to make it relevant to the children since waiting is a huge part of their young lives. #UCFLAE3414SuB18 6y
DianaHerrera This is a book I want to read so bad! I love that you included a game for students to play. It can be a great assignment at the computer station in your classroom. @Kaelya 6y
AmyPerezCubas Aw! This book looks so cute! I want to read it! 6y
DrSpalding 7.2 is perfect Kaely! 6y
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Felso
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/\ Me since I woke up this morning!! Hugs Litsy friends!

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WendyV
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Waiting, by Kevin Henkes, is a Caldecott honor and Geisel honor picture book I would use for RA, S, or AS. This book tells a story of 5 toys sitting on a window sill waiting for different things that bring them happiness. Henkes beautifully illustrates what it‘s like every day to be a toy on a window sill looking out and getting new visitors. It‘s a cute quick story to share with your class! #UCFLAE3414SP18

WendyV Kevin Henkes is one of my favorite children‘s book authors. I would love to incorporate Waiting in my class with an AS on Kevin Henkes. I found a great article that a teacher posted about what she did with her class on an AS on Henkes.
https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/blog-posts/allie-magnuson/explore-childhood-...
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WendyV I would use UDL 8.3 by having students collaborate together on an AS to increase their engagement and promote teamwork. This would also allow for EL strategy 10 by pairing students up to help one another. 6y
DrSpalding Scholastic is one of the best resources! I think you may have selected your author! Excellent choice. Obviously this book is an award winner but he has many more. Nice job placing your book on the windowsill.😀 6y
WendyV @DrSpalding thanks for noticing the windowsill! Good catch 🧐 6y
DrSpalding Thanks! I appreciate the effort! 6y
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Hervela.L
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Waiting by Kevin Henkes is a modern fantasy (F) which won two (2) award Caldecott honor and Theodore Seuss Geisel honor. This book was cute and short, it filled me with wonder about the characters waiting for something.... This book demonstrate the patience these characters had and most likely teachers need to be teachers on the daily bases. Teaching strategy (S) and Shared Reading (SR) would go well with this storybook.

Hervela.L UDL 8.3 Foster collaboration and community, this will allow students to discuss their prior encounters with the lack of patience or the patience they contribute to a situation. ESOL strategy 3. Encourage self-talk (positive thinking) Will also allows students to comment on this same situation and what they could of did differently to display better patiences. #UCFlae3414sp18 6y
Hervela.L This website interview the author, gives discussion questions, and has activities for readers https://www.teachingbooks.net/media/pdf/HarperCollins/Waiting_2015.pdf (edited) 6y
DrSpalding Using the HarperCollins children‘s website is wise. It has excellent resources. Keep up the amazing posts. 6y
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susanw
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@LA_Mead I‘m still waiting for one of your items to arrive. Today was the latest it claimed it would get here. Still not here yet. I will do my best to get it to you by the 1st, even if I have to drive it there myself!! #muglove

Jess7 I‘ve been having a bunch of issues with amazon prime lately. Two times it has said a book was delivered and both times it was delivered to some other random address in a completely different state. Not sure what is happening, but Amazon has been slipping lately 6y
BibliophileMomma @Jess7 I completely agree with you. I ordered 8 different items for various things book exchanges my kids bday and they took over a week to even mail and they were all Prime. 🤬 6y
ReadingSusan Yes I have had the same problems. Frustrating. 6y
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cathysaid Problems here, too. I think they are contracting delivery and not vetting closely enough. 6y
Kendra.Diane I had issues too! Just heard that my boxes arrived thank goodness! 6y
LA_Mead @susanw it‘s all good 😊 Thanks for letting me know it‘s on the way! 6y
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LibrarianRyan
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4⭐️ Kevin henkes is one of those authors who can do no wrong. This story is simple, but sweet. Various toys in the window are waiting. Some are waiting for the rain, some for the moon, and some for nothing in particular. And one day they get a new friend who is waiting for something different. A wonderfully darling story.

SusanInTiburon I agree with you: Henkes rules. 6y
merelybookish Great illustration 6y
minkyb ❣️Henkes 6y
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ChrisM
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Not sure what I was thinking scheduling a dentist appointment for a vacation day..... at least I have my book for the waiting

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