Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books.
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
When the World Was Waitin... has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $25.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Cover has some shelf wear. Personal message written on inside cover page. Pages clean and crisp. Binding tight.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

When the World Was Waiting for You Hardcover – March 1, 2011

4.7 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews

See all 14 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$14.99
$6.99 $0.01

Summertime is story time
The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles
The Gingerbread Man Loose at The Zoo
The Book with No Pictures
$14.99 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently Bought Together

  • When the World Was Waiting for You
  • +
  • When the World Is Ready for Bed
Total price: $21.74
Buy the selected items together

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Editorial Reviews

Review

Enchantingly simple text and the most lovely illustrations make this book one to treasure Angels & Urchins Currey's figures manage to be both human and rabbity and Shield's gentle, simple rhyming couplets make this a perfect bedtime book Glasgow Herald Within minutes I was feeling a warm nostalgia with its reminders of the comforting world of Beatrix Potter Tremendously Two Perfect for welcoming a new baby into the world Books Monthly --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Gillian Shields is the author of Bloomsbury's Mermaid SOS series, in
addition to other books for young children. She lives in England.


Anna Currey's warm, classic watercolor style has brought to life
many enchanting picture books. In her spare time she loves gardening and
traveling. Anna grew up in Ireland, and now lives in England, with her husband,
two daughters, a dog and a variety of goldfish.

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

The latest book club pick from Oprah
"The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead is a magnificent novel chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. See more

Product Details

  • Age Range: 1 - 3 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens; First Edition edition (March 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1599905310
  • ISBN-13: 978-1599905310
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 0.4 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #381,039 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By Macan on October 20, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
What a beautifully illustrated and written book for pre-schoolers. Any young child will be enchanted with the lyrical words and lovely pictures of the bunny family that convey their value in the family. I have purchased it for both of my granddaughters' first birthdays, as I want them to grow up knowing how very much I cherish them.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Board book Verified Purchase
As written before, this book is perfect for families with other children, who are expecting a baby. I bought this book for my grandson, who is 30 months, and is expecting a brother in Oct/Nov. Because it is a board book, it is perfect for him to look at and then give to his new brother as a gift. Parents can add to the story as needed as it does not say what sex the new baby will be.
So glad I got this as a baby is coming book!
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Board book Verified Purchase
Awaiting the birth of my first grandchild, I thought that this book would be a special welcome gift and a book that might be treasured by both the parents and the child [as he/she grows]. What better way to let a little one know that they were anticipated with love?
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
Beautiful water color illustrations paint the perfect picture for this sweet story about welcoming a new baby to the family. I think it's a great book to give to any new parent and toddler or young child who's about to welcome a little baby in their family. It will help kids understand what's going to be happen and what the excitement is all about.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book is best for a new baby with older siblings, but that's exactly what I needed.
The illustrations are beautiful, kind of summer-cottage-in-Cornwall, with thatched roofs and tall wildflowers; they cover the entire page. The text is simple and sweet, written in rhyme. The book itself appears to be well-made (time will tell, I guess): it's a sturdy hardback with a dust cover.

The only reaso I didn't give this 5 stars was because the vocabulary is really far too advanced for the "baby" to appreciate. It's really more for the parents or older siblings.

But, definitely a good purchase!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Board book Verified Purchase
The book is well written with warm illustrations. I had purchased a copy when my second child was born and just purchased another copy to give as a gift for a friend, who is expecting her first child.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Board book Verified Purchase
Ordered this book for my new niece or nephew due in June, but love the sweet story of a bunny family welcoming a new baby so much that I kept to read to our 7 mos old and will have to order another!
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
This family of bunnies is eager to greet their newest member. But there is no idle waiting - they are busy as beavers (apparently a family of beavers are not as sweet as bunnies when expecting) getting ready. The crib is made up with the coziest bedding and the nursery walls are painted a soft shade of butter yellow. Toys and presents are lined up waiting to be played with, and tiny garments line the drawers. The older children cannot bear the suspense, but Mother Bunny has been down this road before and knows babies create their own schedule.

When the baby does arrive, the family is filled with joy. Small heads press in close, eager to see their sibling. Friends and extended family arrive from near and far, bearing gifts for the newest arrival. It is an exciting time for everyone. And when the visitors hare gone, the family is left to enjoy their new, dear baby.

This is a super sweet picture book. The illustrations are a little bit dreamy, just exactly how you picture things just before you become a parent. And somehow, even though your life is the furthest thing from peaceful when the baby does indeed arrive, reading this years later will help you fondly remember it as being a wonderfully magical time. Definitely the perfect baby shower gift.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

When the World Was Waiting for You
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: When the World Was Waiting for You