Ben Yokoyama and the Cookie of Endless Waiting
By Matthew Swanson, Author & Robbi Behr, Illustrator. Good things come to those who wait. Ben does his best to heed his fortune cookie’s advice, and as a result he is paired with Walter—the kid who’s always picked last—for a school scavenger hunt. Working with Walter must be a good thing if the cookie said so, but so far all he does is talk too loud and recite obscure facts about feet. Meanwhile, Ben has an argument with his best friend Janet, and waiting for her to apologize first isn’t going so well…. But eventually, Ben’s patience starts paying off: if he and Walter are able to pull out a win in the scavenger hunt, they’ll earn a half-day of recess for the whole school! Waiting may not always be a good thing, but taking the time to listen and consider all options isn’t half bad. For ages 8 and up.