Waiting For Snow

Illustrator: Renata Liwska

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The Story Behind the Story

Many of my stories were inspired by a specific person, animal, or event. Waiting for Snow is a bit different. I was reading lots of books about woodland animals and who doesn’t enjoy a good story about woodland animals. I thought I might enjoy writing one too. So, I came up with Badger and a variety of fun friends. In actuality, I penned three stories about Badger. As of today, Waiting for Snow is the only one that’s found a publisher. One is still making the editorial rounds with hope. And one is in the story file, perhaps to be resurrected in the future. I do love my impatient Badger stories, but those two Badger stories may have to be very patient, indeed.













This book is dedicated to my editor, Kate O’Sullivan, and illustrator, Renata Liwska, a dream editor and illustrator worth waiting for.

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Booklist: "Quiet, charming, and just plain fun, little ones eager for winter will relate to this story’s snow-loving characters…. Kiddos eager for the changing of seasons will easily find kinship among these antsy woodland creatures in this engaging story perfect for a winter-themed story time."

Kirkus: “Delicate pencil lines show scenes as simultaneously earnest and funny... Snow can't be forced, but this will help ease the wait”

Publisher's Weekly: “Liwska’s (The Quiet Book) gentle, fuzzy drawings, done in the softest browns and the palest blues, offer the comfort of a beloved stuffed toy... Using Hedgehog as the even-keeled voice of reason, Arnold (Lost. Found.) suggests that there is something to be said for accepting a situation rather than fighting it.”

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