Patience, Miyuki by Roxane Marie Galliez (Author), Seng Soun Ratanavanh (Illustrator)
This is an intergenerational picture book ages 5-8 teaches life lessons of learning how to wait; it has beautiful Japanese art and scenery
Anyone with a small child knows that patience is not a virtue easily won. In this magically illustrated story the young girl Miyuki, who we first met in the critically acclaimed Time for Bed, Miyuki, anxiously awaits the opening of one sleepy flower. When, on the first day of spring, the flower still hasn't bloomed, Miyuki begins a frantic search for water to wake it up. Her grandfather gently encourages her to sit and watch with him, as she learns the important lesson that good things come to those who wait.