100 Scope Notes
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Book Title Toons: It Ain’t Easy

It Ain't Easy

Wait Toon

It Ain't Easy 3

Waiting Toon

It Ain't Easy 5


It Ain't Easy 6

It Ain't Easy 7

It Ain't Easy 8

It Ain't Easy 9


I Can't Wait Toon

It Ain't Easy 7

It Ain't Easy 8

It Ain't Easy 9

About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. And you didn’t include Mo Willems’ Waiting Is Not Easy! (I used that cover as my profile photo when it took a *year* for them to fill the Youth Material Selector position at our library system after the previous selector retired. I did not get it. But was going *crazy* waiting to find out. First for the job to come open, then two rounds of interviews, then results…)

    But I like your cartoon. It’s a theme, all right! Definitely something small children can relate to.