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Waiting

By: Kevin Henkes

Waiting

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Summary: 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?

Rating: 3 ***

Henkes offers a fun perspective of the seasons, through the eyes of the trinkets sitting on a windowsill.

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I had a Favorite Hat

Written By: Boni Ashburn
Illustrated By: Robyn Ng

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I had a Favorite Hat

Summary: At the end of summer, a girl’s mother wants to put away her favorite beach hat but the girl asks to keep it out, then decorates it for each holiday and season from autumn through spring.

Rating: 3 ***

Ashburn does a nice job incorporating rhyming here and there. There is a lot of repetition of words though.

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