Tuesday, November 15, 2016

THE WISH TREE by Kyo Maclear / Book Review #picturebookmonth

By: Kyo Maclear
Illustrated by: Christ Turnham
Published by: Chronicle Books
Released on: September 27th, 2016
Ages: 2 & up
Rating: 5 Owlets - We LOVED It!
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A copy of this book was provided from the publisher in exchange for my honest review

Charles wants to find a wish tree. His brother and sister don't believe there is such a thing, but his trusty companion Boggan is ready to join Charles on a journey to find out. And along the way, they discover that wishes can come true in the most unexpected ways.

The poetic text and heartwarming illustrations evoke the true essence of the holiday season and will inspire wishers everywhere. This gem of a book deserves center stage year round.

"When you go searching for a wish tree, you don't need a map or a compass or anything but a wish and a good friend." 

A beautiful ode to Winter, helping others, friendship, and the magic of believing in something even if no one else does. 

When Charles is determined to find a Wish Tree, his brother and sister tell him they're not real. Charles knows better. With this trusty toboggan, who's name is Boggan, by his side, the two venture off in search of the Wish Tree. As they venture through the winter woods, they help a variety of woodland animals. As night starts to fall, Charles becomes discouraged, because he never found what he was looking for. Luckily he has a few new woodland friends who know just what he is in need of.

THE WISH TREE is the perfect winter read. It's a heartwarming story with a woodland adventure, helping others and believing in something that's not seen. It's simple, yet beautiful message, and lovely illustrations, make this the perfect book to read around a cozy fire, or snuggled up under the blankets on a long winter's night. 

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