I Wish Wish Wish for You

Sourcebooks/Wonderland. Jan. 2022. 40p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781728222677.
PreS-Gr 2–“I believe that wishes really do come true, so here’s what I wish, wish, wish for you.” A small brown girl with enormous twin ponytails beseeches readers to lean in, and they will, because these are the wishes a fairy princess attending one’s christening might make: “I wish that you laugh and laugh and laugh out loud,” and later, “I wish you way more dos than don’ts/ and lots more I wills than I won’ts.” The illustrator populates these sentiments with people who could be from any town and every town, mostly on plain backgrounds that let the words and pictures pop.
VERDICT Wishes are always a great topic of conversation for kids, and these are the kinds they will be empowered to make come true.

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