Waiting for Later
PUBLICATION MAY 2014
Even though Nancy is big, one day she feels small. She asks her mum, brother, cousin, aunt and grandfather to play with her. They're all busy and inevitably reply, "Later." So Nancy climbs a tree in her backyard to wait for later, and imagines playing the games her family doesn't have time for. When later arrives, it's her family who wonder where Nancy's got to.
Tina Matthews was born in New Zealand and now lives with her family in Sydney. She is an
artist and designer who has worked in children’s theatre and television for 25 years, including
on Bananas in Pyjamas, The Ferals, The Upside Down Show and Jim Henson’s Labyrinth.
Tina teaches puppetry at NIDA and is designer of the best-selling Black and White Baby
Mobile. Her previous title with Walker Books Australia, Out of the Egg, won the Best First
Book Award in the New Zealand Post Book Awards 2008 and was listed as a Notable Book
in the Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards 2008. Waiting for Later was short-listed for
the Mary Ryan’s Award in the 2011 Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards Children’s Book