Wednesday, March 29, 2017

You and Me and the Wishing Tree by Nancy Tillman- OPTIONAL

Tillman, Nancy. You and Me and the Wishing Tree, PICTURE BOOK. Feiwel and Friends, 2016. $17.99. 

A child and his mother wake up to find a brand new flowering wishing tree outside their window. While the mother keeps her wish quiet, the child immediately wishes to fly and together they traverse the world and the child wishes for more and more things. Animal friends to have lunch with at the beach, flowers that sprout candy, and to be invisible. When the day ends and the child is getting sleepy, they travel home and the mother tells him that she only wished to spend time with him. 

The pictures are realistic, yet have a fantastical quality and stand out more than the text. The story is sweet and parents will be the ones to relate to it likely more than children. 

PRE-K, EL (K-3)- OPTIONAL. Reviewed by Shay, School Librarian

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