I just love beautiful pictures' books for bedtime. Last Friday, I wen to the NY Public Library and picked up this gorgeous book: "Waiting" by Kevin Henkes.
We discovered Mr. Henkes's great talent with " Kitten's first full Moon" (2005 Caldecott medal) then " Little White Rabbit" and "Old Bear" and more recently "Penny and her Marble". All great read with charming pictures.
As my boys were asking for more great books ("Maman, 1 more story tonight, pleeeeeease...!"), I took "Waiting" home this week-end...and we all love it! This book inspires me to develop a matching prints for my pajamas!!!
Five animal friends sit patiently on a window-sill, waiting and watching the world outside.
The owl waits for the moon; the pig waits for the rain; the bear waits for wind; the puppy waits for snow; the rabbit waits for . . . nothing in particular.
Occasionally, gifts will appear on the windowsill, and a new friend might arrive, but together they all wait.
One day a cat with patches joins them, and the windowsill friends receive a big surprise!
Please let me know your thoughts...