By Maira Kalman and Daniel Handler
Age Range: 10 and up
Grade Level: 5 and up
Hardcover: 64 pages
You’re supposed to stop and smell the roses
but truth be told it doesn’t take that long
to smell them. You hardly have to stop.
You can smell the roses and still have time to
run all those errands before the sun goes
down and it’s dinner time.
Hurry Up and Wait is the second volume in a new series of collaborations between renowned artist and bestselling author Maira Kalman, New York Times bestselling writer Daniel Handler (a.k.a. Lemony Snicket), and The Museum of Modern Art, New York. This time a whimsical collection of images captures people in motion—or not. In snapshots by some of the world’s most celebrated photographers, some people stride forth, dash across streets, race on bicycles, and jump over puddles, while others form snaking lines, daydream on park benches, and linger on sidewalks with friends. So what’s the rush? With 11 vibrant new illustrations by Kalman inspired by the photographs, and thought-provoking prose by Handler that ponders the merits of action, Hurry Up and Wait will charm readers of all ages.
Maira Kalman is a bestselling and award-winning artist, illustrator, and writer whose books include 13 Words (with Daniel Handler), My Favorite Things, Beloved Dog, and The Elements of Style. Her artwork has been the subject of 14 solo exhibitions and has also been featured in group exhibitions in major museums.
Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket, is the internationally renowned author of the A Series of Unfortunate Events series, whose books have sold more than 60 million copies in 44 languages.