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
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.