We woke up in the usual way,
but it wasnot a usual day.
Out on the lawn, plain as could be,
stood an orange wishing tree.
"I wish!" I said. "I wish!" said you.
And so our double wishes grew.
Wishes are a magical part of childhood. Whether we wish on stars or blow out candles on a cake, our dreams matter. Nancy Tillman captures the wonder of wishes as only she can, with love.
"Gorgeous, magical illustrations complement this ode to the love between a parent and child. The joyous excursion through the boy’s imagination makes for a sweet bedtime read, giving both parent and child a chance to share wishes great and small. A delightful read for one-on-one sharing." —School Library Journal
"Tillman's mixed-media collages always have an air of surreal magic to them, a quality that especially befits this dreamy story of a mother's visit to a wish-granting tree with her child." —Publishers Weekly
Praise for Nancy Tillman:
"Young children adore pretending to be animals, and Tillman's insight into the wish to turn into another creature powers this book." —Publishers WeeklyonI'd Know You Anywhere, My Love
"This is soothing, visually attractive, and makes for a comforting bedtime read-aloud."—BooklistonThe Crown on Your Head
“A beautiful tribute to the uniqueness of every child.” —Kirkus ReviewsonOn the Night You Were Born
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