Wait! by Beck and Matt Stanton

Published: 19 March 2018 Goodreads badge
ABC Books
Pages: 32
Format: Picture Book
★   ★   ★  – 3 Stars

‘Wait! Just wait!’ You find yourself saying this all the time, right?

Well, we’re sorry, but you’re gonna hate this book!

This book is going to make you wait too. Once you and the kids start reading it, you can’t do anything else until it’s finished.

You’ll just have to … wait.

And the kids will love it!

I love the Stanton Drive Kids Crazy books and this is another to add to the list. While it wasn’t as funny as the others to read to yourself, I can see how reading this out loud would be a fun activity, and one that certainly plays up to the words in the book.

The creative use of the text to infer and influence speech is amazing and when you have wiggler and impatient people then this is a great torturous read. There are multiple activities to do while you ‘wait’ with each page, humming, patting your head, wriggling your toes. It’s also makes you stay by saying you aren’t allowed to leave until you finish, which also brings in great grown up involvement as well.

Beck and Matt have definitely tapped into a great formula with these books and it goes against usual reading conventions by making you very aware you’re reading a book and lets you interact with it in innovative ways.

You can purchase Wait! via the following

QBD | Booktopia | Book Depository

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