The last post for the month for PEPELT looking at award-winning picturebooks – it comes from Anneta Sadowska, with some questions from Sandie Mourão too!

Anneta talks about ‘Waiting’ by Kevin Henkes (Green WIllow Books, 2015) – it is a Caldecott Honor Book, and also a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book. It is, as you may have guessed, a book about waiting! Anneta’s ideas are sure to surprise you … she tells us how she has taken ‘Waiting’ into her upper primary classroom as a prompt for mindfulness. Fascinating! Do watch!

For those of you, like Sandie, who are unfamiliar with Kevin Henkes’ award winning work – he is the creator of ‘Chrysanthemum’, about a mouse who didn’t like her long name until she realised how unique it made her, an ALA Notable Children’s Book. Have a look at his website and watch a short film about how he created his Caldecott Medal Book, ‘Kitten’s first full moon’ :

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