Kate just can’t wait – for anything. She hates long car rides. She can’t wait for her hair to grow. She wants everything right now.
When Kate’s family moves to a farm, she finds a new friend and a new interest: gardening. When Jessie helps Kate plant some strawberry seedlings, naturally Kate wants to have strawberries right away. Then the plants wither, and Kate must take the time to nurture them carefully through the summer. After harvesting the bright fruit, she learns a small but important lesson about waiting.
A charming picture book for patient and impatient readers alike.
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“This is a book that will be read over and over again for the truth of its story, the simplicity of its text and the exuberance of its pictures.”
“...a sweet summertime tale worth sharing with your favorite young reader.”
“a delightful story...Miranda Jones’ vibrant watercolors illustrate this splendid story that teaches the lesson of patience and responsibility.”
–Marin Country Register-Pajaronian
“The central figure...is impatience defined.”
Marilyn Eisenstein was born in Montreal and raised in Toronto, where she studied English at university. She is a teacher of English as a Second Language and the author of Periwinkle Isn’t Paris.
Miranda Jones left her native Australia to travel in Europe before settling first on Canada’s Atlantic coast, and then in Saskatchewan. Her art has appeared in numerous group and solo shows. She created the art of Troon Harrison’s children’s book, The Floating Orchard.
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Book Description Tundra Books, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Miranda Jones (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0887765181
Book Description Tundra Books, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0887765181
Book Description Tundra Books, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110887765181