StorySmith Book Review by Belinda Chee: Waiting by Kevin Henkes
The second book our Storysmith Belinda reviewed is by Kevin Henkes, a book about (literally)...waiting! Check out what she has to say about it.
What Belinda thinks...
It's a beautifully illustrated book. Very soothing colours and cute characters. And if I'm not mistaken, the author is also the illustrator! However, this book is just that - a beautifully illustrated picture book. The storyline lacks finality and doesn't really teach a child much, except for the fact that everyone is different and has different things that will make them happy.
Would you change anything about this book?
A little adventure for the waiting toys would've made the book a little more exciting.
How Likely Are You To Recommend This Book To Your Friends? (4/10)
I think this book is most suitable for...
Toddlers, Babies, Pre-schoolers
I would describe this book as...
Easy-to-Read, Comforting, Charming
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What is StorySmiths?
We’ve learnt that many parents out there enjoy what reading or books can offer their family. But over time, picking the right book is a struggle or they may feel that their family’s storytelling experience can be better but don’t know how. StorySmiths will help bridge the gap based on their own experience or speciality with one single aim - to help Malaysian parents with their storytelling journey.
We selected a group of parents, educators and professionals who are children’s books aficionados, storytellers or just people who have a passion in bringing out the best in children and wanting the best for their well-being to review books in our Me Books Collection.
A mother of two beautiful children, Belinda Chee is a born and bred Sarawakian, who was a competitive swimmer representing Sarawak and Malaysia back in the day and has progressively moved to become a sought after emcee and host for various TV shows such as “8TV Quickie” and “Bella”, an award winning women’s talk show. Nowadays when she’s not at work on TV or radio, she loves to read together with her kids a bedtime story or two, or three.