2017 Family Choice Award Winner!

62 pages, 8.5" x 8.5"

Color Illustrations

ISBN 13 - 978-1-945432-15-6



Waiting Patiently

Written and Illustrated by Karen Brough

Waiting Patiently is a tale of the love and patience a young child needs to wait for something special. When Mommy and Daddy tell Pumpkin that she is going to be a big sister, she immediately wants to know, “When will I have my baby?” Waiting is never easy, especially when the waiting is for a new baby sister or brother, but Pumpkin passes the time with her favorite stuffed animal, pancake breakfasts, and taking trips to the park. What will the family do when the waiting gets hard? How will Pumpkin feel when the baby finally comes? Two and three-year-olds will grow their own patience with this gentle but engaging story. Four to six-year-olds will enjoy remembering what it was like when they waited for baby.


Waiting Patiently is a sweet story about a little girl who is anticipating the arrival of her new baby brother or sister.

The illustrations are warm and depict a loving family living every day routines and experiences while they wait patiently for the arrival of a new baby. This book is a wonderful story for expectant families to read together again and again as they too wait patiently for the arrival of a baby sibling. Our fast-paced world is filled with immediate results, instant gratification, and hurried schedules. This story’s reminder to practice patience is a valuable lesson for young children.


Kim Snow, Program Director,

Growing Places



Expecting a second child? Waiting Patiently is a sensitive picture book written from the perspective of a child to help you prepare your little one for the arrival of a new baby in the family. This perfect bedtime/anytime story gently encourages the virtues of patience, love, trust, and responsibility.


Arun N. Toke', Editor,

Skipping Stones Magazine




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