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10 Books About Patience


    Wait - Antoinette Portis

    A mother rushes toward the departing train, but her little boy teaches her to slow down and enjoy the sites around them.

    "Slowly, Slowly, Slowly," Said the Sloth - Eric Carle

    Challenged by the other jungle animals for its seemingly lazy ways, a sloth living in a tree explains the many advantages of his slow and peaceful existence.

    Waiting - Kevin Henkes

    An owl, puppy, bear, bunny, and pig wait for marvelous things to happen.
    Leo the Late Bloomer

    Leo the Late Bloomer - Robert Kraus

    Leo, a young tiger, finally blooms under the anxious eyes of his parents.
    Waiting for the BiblioBurro

    Waiting for the BiblioBurro - Monica Brown

     A man brings two burros loaded with books to Ana's village, and she writes a book while she waits for the BiblioBurro to return.
    The Red Hat

    The Red Hat - David Teague

    When a new neighbor appears--a girl in a red hat--Billy Hightower can hardly wait to meet her and introduce himself. But the wind has other ideas.
    The Long, Long Line

    The Long, Long Line - Tomoko Ohmura

    A little bird keeps order as fifty different animals wait in a slow-moving single file line in a surprising place.
    Waiting is Not Easy!

    Waiting is Not Easy! - Mo Willems

    Piggie tells Gerald she has a surprise for him, but it is not there yet, so Gerald must be patient.
    If You Want to See a Whale

    If You Want to See a Whale - Julie Fogliano

    Advises the reader how to successfully spot a whale, such as wrapping up in a not-too-cozy blanket, ignoring the roses, and especially, being patient.
    I Can't Wait!

    I Can't Wait! - Amy Schwartz

    Neighbors William, Annie, and Thomas are all at their houses, each waiting for something very different and special.
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