Wait

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The push pull of two different minds, one a child and the other a busy mother, hurrying through the city trying to make the train.  Along the way, the young boy holding her hand sees one wonderful sight following another.  A workman at a construction site, an ice cream in a store window and more all beckon to him. "Wait, " he calls to his mother.

The dedication at the front of the book is to Antoinette Portis' mother who waited. What a testimonial to a parent who honored the world view of her daughter. It isn't always easy to let those young priorities supersede the to-do list of our own adult lives.  But what a payoff!

Editor's note:  There is a rainbow at the end of this story..you can never have enough rainbow stories.

32 pages     978-1596439214    Ages 4-7

Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com

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As a boy and his mother move quickly through the city, they're drawn to different things. The boy sees a dog, a butterfly, and a hungry duck while his mother rushes them toward the departing train. It's push and pull, but in the end, they both find something to stop for.

Acclaimed author/illustrator Antoinette Portis' signature style conveys feelings of warmth, curiosity, humor and tenderness in this simple, evocative story.

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