You're Finally Here! (Paperback)

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“Who knew a rabbit with expressive eyebrows, huge eyes, and a small but mighty mouth could carry off a story as the solo character? Melanie Watt, author and illustrator of the Scaredy Squirrel series, accomplishes just that in this simple but noisy dialogue between rabbit and reader. Make room for this rabbit next to a certain well-known pigeon!”
— Beverly Bauer, Redbery Books, Cable, WI


This back-to-school favorite is the perfect book for welcoming someone new—or for laughing yourself silly!

Hooray! You're finally here! But where were you? A bunny bounces through a range of emotions in this hilarious picture book about how difficult it is to wait. At first it's ecstatic that you, the reader, have arrived. But then it lets you know that waiting for you took too long, was way too boring, and even became insulting. The bunny is ready to forgive everything if you'll promise to stay. Just hold on one second—it needs to take a phone call. Wait! Come back! Where are you going?

This funny, energetic, in-your-face story is just right for anyone who needs to practice a little patience, or for welcoming a new friend, student, or family member.

About the Author

Melanie Watt is the bestselling author and illustrator of many beloved picture books for children, including the Scaredy Squirrel series, the Chester series, You're Finally Here!Have I Got a Book for You!, and Augustine. Melanie's books have received numerous starred reviews and have won many state awards in the United States, including the Virginia Readers' Choice Award, the North Carolina Children's Book Award, and the Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award. She lives near Montreal with her son and husband and invites readers to visit her online at

Praise For…

"Brings to mind the 'Pigeon' series by Mo Willems in both tone and look."—The New York Times
Product Details
ISBN: 9780316468022
ISBN-10: 0316468029
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: July 11th, 2023
Pages: 40
Language: English