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Good Things Come to Those Who Wait  (Illustrated) Spiral-Bound | June 22, 2021

Julia Cook, Kyle Merriman (Illustrated by)

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Cora June is super excited. After school, Mom is taking her to the awesome Slushy Shack where she can enjoy her favorite treat – a Unicorn Yak slushy!
Cora June eagerly counts down every second of the school day, but when her mom is late picking her up, Cora June complains about the delay. It gets worse when she has an even longer wait at the Slushy Shack. When Cora June finally gets to order, she’s told the Unicorn Yaks are all sold out!
Will Cora June find the strength to stay calm and remain patient? Can Mom help Cora June develop her “patience muscle” and convince her that good things really DO come to those who wait? A must-have story with tips for parents, car givers, and educators on how to help children practice patience, stay calm, and make good choices.



Cora June is super excited. After school, Mom is taking her to get her favorite treat - a Unicorn Yak slushy!

She eagerly counts down every second of her school day. When her mom is late picking her up. Cora June complains about having to wait, and then she freaks out because the line at the Slushy Shack is super long. When she finally gets to the counter, Cora June gets crushing news: The Unicorn Yak slushies are sold out. If she wants one, she must come back another day!


Will Cora June have the strength to flex her patience muscle, or will her disappointment turn into a sticky, sorry mess?

A must-have for parents, caregivers, and educators. Includes lots of tips for adults on how to help children practice patience, stay calm and make good choices.

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait is from The Leader I'll Be! book series and told in author Julia Cook's distinctive rhythmic style and delivers powerful lessons on how to practice patience, stay calm, and make good choices. A great read for children in grades Pre-K through 6. Included are tips for parents and educators to help teach the skill of patience.

The Leader I’ll Be! book series which includes:

  • It's My Way or the Highway – Cora June learns to be assertive and flexible without being bossy.

  • The "I" in Integrity – Can Cora June do the right thing…even when no one is looking?


  • Good Things Come to Those Who Wait - In a world consumed by instant gratification, can Cora June stay calm and patient?


  • The Great Compromise - Cora June sees that future leaders must learn to compromise and show they are willing to listen to others.
Publisher: Boys Town Press
Original Binding: Trade Paperback
Pages: 31 pages
ISBN-10: 1944882774
Item Weight: 0.2 lbs
Dimensions: 9.0 x 0.3 x 9.0 inches
Customer Reviews: 4 out of 5 stars Up to 30 ratings

“In a world consumed by instant gradification, Julie Cook’s new book captures the importance of patience and ategies to help children practice this challenging skill.” – Kayla Horton, Literacy Specialist

Julia Cook, a former school counselor and teacher, has written many books on behavior and health for children. Her The Leader I’ll Be series of storybooks uses rhymes and relatable situations to help children develop skills like compromise, integrity, and patients, so they can become positive leaders. Julia’s goal is to make a positive difference in the lives of children, parents, and educators by teaching lifelong problem-solving skills to kids. She has received the Association for Educational Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award, and her books have been honored by the National Parenting Center and Mom’s Choice Awards.