What Are You Waiting For? (Hardcover)

By Scott Menchin, Matt Phelan (Illustrator)

Roaring Brook Press, 9781626721524, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 16, 2017

List Price: 16.99*
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What are you waiting for?
Is it quiet?
Does it have wings?
Will I miss it if I blink?

Join a badger and a rabbit in this simple tale about the wonder of anticipation that follows the two friends in search of a surprise. What they find might just surprise you, too.

A Neal Porter Book

About the Author

Scott Menchin spent many years as a designer and art director for magazines. He illustrated Ione Skye's My Yiddish Vacation. He has also illustrated award-winning picture books by Doreen Cronin and Alison McGhee, and has both written and illustrated his own books. He lives in New York with his family.

Matt Phelan was born and raised in the Philadelphia area, studied film and theater in college, and held a variety of jobs. Since 2004 he's been drawing pictures for a living, for such books as What Are You Waiting For? and Spilling Ink: A Young Writer's Handbook.

Praise For What Are You Waiting For?

"A quiet, thoughtfully designed picture book with a strong message."—Kirkus Reviews

"The brisk, sketchy quality of Phelan’s (Marilyn’s Monster) pencil and pastel artwork mirrors the zippiness of the animals’ exchanges, and the answer to the riddle, revealed only after the sun has set, makes the case that some things are worth waiting all day for."—Publishers Weekly