Wait! Wait! by Hatsue Nakawaki

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Nakawaki and Sakai trace a small child’s attempts to explore...A lovely and intimate study of a child’s growing sense of independence, capability, and curiosity.
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Wait! Wait! is an ideal book for young children that gently follows their rhythms and preoccupations. With a text of few words, frequent repetitions, and delicate illustrations with which children will quickly identify, the book follows a young child's discovery of other creatures. This discovery comes with the recognition that while other creatures can suddenly appear they can also go away and disappear just as quickly. But the delightful appearance of a dad and his playful swoop of his toddler up onto his shoulders will remind little ones that the people who love them will always be there and will never, ever not come back.

Hatsue Nakawaki is a prolific author of children's books.

Komako Sakai was born in Hyogo, Japan, in 1966. After graduating from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Sakai worked at a kimono textile design company. She is currently one of the most popular authors and illustrators in Japan. Her books Emily's Balloon and The Snow Day have been published in the United States and were received with starred reviews and much acclaim.


 

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Komako Sakai: Komako Sakai was born in Hyogo, Japan, in 1966. After graduating from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Sakai worked at a kimono textile design company. She is currently one of the most popular author/illustrators in Japan. Her books Emily's Balloon and The Snow Day have been published in the US and were received with starred reviews and much acclaim.
 
Published July 9, 2013 by Enchanted Lion Books. 24 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.
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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
on May 13 2013

Nakawaki and Sakai trace a small child’s attempts to explore...A lovely and intimate study of a child’s growing sense of independence, capability, and curiosity.

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Excellent
on May 22 2013

Parents and their little ones will snuggle together to read this joyous evocation of the newness and wonder of the world over and over again.

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