Roxane Marie Galliez, Seng Soun Ratanavanh

“Anyone who has a young child understands how difficult it may be to develop patience. The young girl Miyuki, whom we first saw in the critically praised Time for Bed, Miyuki, eagerly awaits the emergence of one drowsy flower in this gorgeously illustrated tale. When the flower still hasn’t bloomed on the first day of spring, Miyuki starts frantically looking for water to rouse it. The fundamental lesson that good things come to those who wait is taught to her by her grandfather, who gently urges her to sit and watch with him.”