"The illustrations in some picture books are so devouringly gorgeous…It's a beauty." —The Wall Street Journal "Galliez's lively, descriptive text pairs nicely with Ratanavanh's bright, graphic illustrations that feature bold floral patterns…Eager young readers will find a kindred spirit in eager Miyuki." —Kirkus Reviews A charmingly illustrated picture book and story that teaches young readers the art of patience and the skill of waiting, by award winning children’s book author Roxane Marie Galliez, with colorful Japanese-inspired artwork by Seng Soun Ratanavanh. Miyuki is excited for the first day of spring—she can’t wait to rush outside and greet the cherry trees, the sweet grass, and all the garden flowers. But one little flower has yet to bloom. Miyuki is impatient for it to awaken, but her wise and understanding grandfather encourages her to slow down, watch, and wait. This enchanting intergenerational story about nature, kindness, and patience invites children to experience the joy in learning that good things come to those who wait. Roxane Marie Galliez is a prize-winning writer, poet, and children’s book author. She has a doctorate in the history of ancient civilizations and has traveled the Pacific Islands for several years as a researcher and journalist. She lives near Saint-Etienne, France. Seng Soun Ratanavanh is a French illustrator and painter living in Paris. She graduated from the National School of Fine Arts ( ENSBA Paris) and regularly exhibits her paintings and drawings in France and abroad. She is also the illustrator of Thank You, Miyuki and Time For Bed, Miyuki.