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Wishes for You
ISBN: 9780688108397
Author: Tobias, Tobi
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: April 2003
Retail: $16.89    OUR PRICE: $2.99
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Binding Type: Library Binding
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Annotation: "Wishes For You" is a collection of warm and generous thoughts for a child growing up. Expressing universal hopes for a young life -- such as joy and curiosity, creativity and strength -- this book will let all children know how much they are thought of and how deeply they are loved. Tobi Tobias's heartfelt text and Henri Sorensen's serene paintings make this a perfect gift for anyone whose life touches the life of a child.
Additional Information
Physical Information: 0.39" H x 9.50" L x 9.24" W 40 pages
Bargain Category: Picture Books, Growing Up, Early Elementary
Grade level(s): PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2003 Fall)
The cover of this book alone recommends it as a gift for parents of a new baby. Inside is a collection of universal hopes for a child (""I hope you will always be curious. / I hope you will never forget how to be silly""), accompanied by realistic paintings of idealized scenes of children playing or spending time with their families. Parents may enjoy reading--and explaining--this adult-themed book to children. Copyright 2003 Horn Book Guide Reviews
Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2003 June)
PreS-Gr 2-Sorensen's art is filled with beauty and the innocence of childhood, and Tobias's sentiments are those that adults would like to pass on to their children. The text opens with: "I hope you will have moments when you're so happy, you'll feel the sun is shining from inside you." The scene shows a boy running into a full-bleed expanse of water. In the pages that follow, children and adults of different ethnic backgrounds interact, and an adult voice expresses a hope for the child. The settings are of calm interiors or of lush, rural exteriors. Children play by the woods with a wagon: "I hope you will never forget how to be silly." A youngster is shown completely absorbed in a book: "I hope you will love to read." The light-splattered art, so rich in dense color and alive with visible brush strokes, remains focused on emotions and on human interactions, so that while it invariably captures specific moments and images, it speaks of universal truths. While this book will not invoke exuberant demands for repeat readings, it will be cherished in quiet, thoughtful moments.-Martha Topol, Traverse Area District Library, Traverse City, MI Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.