Written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes

Five animal friends sit patiently on a windowsill, waiting and watching the world outside. The owl waits for the moon; the pig waits for the rain; the bear waits for wind; the puppy waits for snow; the rabbit waits for . . . nothing in particular. Occasionally, gifts will appear on the windowsill, and a new friend might arrive, but together they all wait. One day a cat with patches joins them, and the windowsill friends receive a big surprise!


“Enigmatic . . . intriguing and inimitable.” —Publishers Weekly (starred)

“Quiet yet evocative, this is a lovely melding of artwork, design, and text.”
Booklist (starred)

“The protagonists’ contentment with just waiting is contagious.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred)

Waiting is a huge part of every child’s life, and Henkes uses a light touch to address the topic.” —The Horn Book (starred)

Waiting further cements Henkes’s place alongside picture book legends like Margaret Wise Brown, Crockett Johnson, and Ruth Krauss.”—School Library Journal (starred)

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