A bear sits on a bench at the bus stop and tells everyone who passes by that he is waiting for Goliath. Goliath is strong and clever: “He can even count up to 18!”. At last, a bus arrives—but no one gets off. But Bear is certain: “He’s coming. He won’t let me wait in vain.”
Bear patiently continues to wait. The robins have already flown south when the first snow falls: When Bear wakes up after a long sleep, he hears a sound as if someone was moving their hand over a piece of paper. Sure enough: Goliath is here and the two immediately know what they will be doing first! Finding out who Goliath really is turns out to be a big surprise for everyone!
Bear’s loyalty to and confidence in Goliath are rewarding in themselves, but it’s Damm’s carefully constructed and photographed dioramas that make the book such a charmer. […] An elegantly understated portrait of patience and faith. – PW Starred Review
[…] shadows cast by the grasses change as first hours and then seasons go by […] An only seemingly simple but endlessly sweet meditation on patience. – Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
Moritz Verlag | 36 pp | 194 x 256 mm | Aug 2016 | 4+
Rights sold: Chinese (simpl.), English (world), Korean, Slovenian
[original German title: Warten auf Goliath]
Also available by Antje Damm: The Visit