Wish (Wish Series #1) (Hardcover)
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Other Books in Series
This is book number 1 in the Wish Series series.
A parent's ode to "anticipatory joy," by Caldecott Award-winner Matthew Cordell. The sweet companion to Dream and Hope.
As an elephant couple embarks on their life together, thoughts of children are far away--at first. But as the desire for a child grows, so do unexpected challenges. And it's only after thwarted plans and bitter disappointment that their deepest wish miraculously comes true. This "deceptively simple" story celebrates the profound joy of becoming a parent.
About the Author
Matt Cordell personally knows what it's like to wish. In fact, this book is the heartfelt windfall of him waiting for his wish come true a second time. Other books Matt has written and illustrated include hello! hello!, Another Brother, and Trouble Gum. He lives in Chicago with his wife, a young daughter, and an even younger son. Visit matthewcordell.com to learn more.
Praise for Wish:
"This deceptively simple picture book packs an emotional wallop. [...] Readers of all ages will appreciate the combined messages of affirmation, hope, and reassurance."—Booklist
"Cordell's [...] intensely personal account of parents awaiting the arrival of a child bubbles over with anticipatory joy."—Publishers Weekly