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Kevin Henkes: Waiting
Kepler's Books
Menlo Park, CA
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Kevin Henkes: Waiting
Sponsored by Peninsula Arts & Letters and Kepler's


Thursday, October 1, 2015

Kepler's Books
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025

A new book by Kevin Henkes  is a cause for celebration. And we WILL be celebrating when much beloved master picture book creator Kevin Henkes visits Kepler's. Kevin is the author and illustrator of close to 50 acclaimed and award-winning picture books, beginning reader books, and novels. He received the Caldecott Medal for "Kitten's First Full Moon", is the creator of a number of picture books featuring his mouse characters, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers "Lilly's Big Day" and "Wemberly Worried", the Caldecott Honor Book "Owen", and the beloved "Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse". And he received two Newbery Honors for "The Year of Billy Miller" and for "Olive's Ocean". A New York Times book review wrote, "It should be said: Kevin Henkes is a genius." We couldn't agree more.

What are you waiting for? An owl, a puppy, a bear, a rabbit, and a pig - all toys arranged on a child's windowsill  wait for marvelous things to happen in this irresistible picture book by the New York Timesbestselling and Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes. Five friends sit happily on a windowsill, waiting for something amazing to happen. The owl is waiting for the moon. The pig is waiting for the rain. The bear is waiting for the wind. The puppy is waiting for the snow. And the rabbit is just looking out the window because he likes to wait! What will happen? Will patience win in the end? Or someday will the friends stop waiting and do something unexpected?

Waiting is a big part of childhoodwaiting in line, waiting to grow up, waiting for something special to happenbut in this book, a child sets the stage and pulls the strings. Timeless, beautiful, and deeply heartfelt, this picture book about imaginative play, the seasons, friendship, and surprises marks a new pinnacle in Kevin Henkes's extraordinary career.

"Waiting" further cements Henkes's place alongside picture book legends like Margaret Wise Brown, Crockett Johnson, and Ruth Krauss, through his lyrical text, uncluttered yet wondrously expressive illustrations, and utmost respect for the emotional life of young children.School Library Journal, Starred Review

Because this tour is focused on the launch of his new book, WAITING, Kevin will sign up to 3 newly purchased older titles and 1 book from home *WITH* a copy of WAITING.

The event is free - please register today.


Kepler's Books (View)
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025
United States


Arts > Literary
Other > Family-Friendly

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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