Waiting for Gregory
Publication Date: April 2006
List Price: $16.95*
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The first picture book from National Book Award winner Kimberly Willis Holt
"When exactly" is cousin Gregory going to be born? asks little Iris. Each family member has a different answer to her question. While she's waiting for what seems like forever, Iris thinks about all the exciting things she and her new cousin will someday do together. And given Iris' vibrant imagination, there's no telling what to expect. National Book Award winner Kimberly Willis Holt offers a unique take on some of the traditional and not-so-traditional myths surrounding a baby's arrival, with an extra layer of imagination added by Gabi Swiatkowska's fresh and whimsical paintings.
Gabi Swiatkowska, a winner ofthe Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award, has illustrated many beautiful books for children, including My Name isYoon by Helen Recorvits. She lives in France.
"Gorgeous to look at."
--The New York Times "Swiatkowska ... elegantly muses on the elasticity of time and the mystery of gestation.... This is one for all ages."
--Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) "This child’s-eye take on the passage of time is concrete and comforting."
--Kirkus Reviews "There is more to discover with each viewing."
--School Library Journal "The mix of the everyday and the magical from the child's viewpoint captures the longing, mystery, and joy."