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What Are You Waiting For?

What Are You Waiting For?

Scott Menchin; pictures by Matt Phelan

Roaring Brook Press

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What are you waiting for?
Is it quiet?
Does it have wings?
Will I miss it if I blink?


Join a badger and a rabbit in this simple tale about the wonder of anticipation that follows the two friends in search of a surprise. What they find might just surprise you, too.

A Neal Porter Book

Praise for What Are You Waiting For?

"A quiet, thoughtfully designed picture book with a strong message."—Kirkus Reviews

"The brisk, sketchy quality of Phelan’s (Marilyn’s Monster) pencil and pastel artwork mirrors the zippiness of the animals’ exchanges, and the answer to the riddle, revealed only after the sun has set, makes the case that some things are worth waiting all day for."—Publishers Weekly

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Scott Menchin; pictures by Matt Phelan

Scott Menchin has written and illustrated many books for children, including Taking a Bath with the Dog and Other Things That Make Me Happy, which received the Christopher Medal. He has also illustrated numerous texts by other writers, including Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, and Doreen Cronin. Scott wrote Grandma In Blue With Red Hat, which was illustrated by Harry Bliss. He lives in New York City where he teaches at Pratt Institute.

Matt Phelan is the illustrator of many books for young readers including Very Hairy Bear by Alice Schertle. He is also the author/illustrator of the picture book Druthers and the graphic novels Bluffton and Snow White.

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