I Wish

I Wish
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October 11, 2022
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A wrapped present. A curious young girl. A whole wide world of possibility. What would you wish for? From internationally renowned artist and designer Christoph Niemann, I wish is a universal and timeless celebration of anticipation and the limitless power of the imagination. I wish will inspire fans of Kobi Yamada’s What Do You Do with an Idea? and Suzy Lee’s Wave.
When a young girl finds a wrapped present, she wonders what’s inside. In her imagination, the gift becomes anything she’s ever wished for: a fashionable pair of shoes, a pony to ride, and even wings to help her fly. As the girl’s anticipation expands and her imagination soars, so does the gift’s ability to surprise her and to transform itself into even greater and more meaningful things.

Using an appealing limited color palette and wordless pages, award-winning artist Christoph Niemann challenges readers to think, laugh, imagine, and embrace the possibilities. I wish is an elegant and unique gift for any occasion and invites sharing and repeated readings. A must-have for readers of all ages.

If you could have anything, what would you wish for?

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I WISH tells the story of a girl's imagination of all the possibilities a gift can hold. The author tells this magical tale without words. The wrapping takes shape of whatever the girl wishes for and it's all kinds of things. From a dinosaur to shoes, the girl thinks of it all. But she her wish takes a turn when she thinks of her relative that's passed away. She tries building the presents up, but is unsuccessful.

A wish is like a present and this picture book can be taken so many different ways. People can see it as a a girl imagining her presents of the presents being a wish granted. Either way, it's the perfect depiction of how a picture speaks a thousand words. This book screams them even with it's simple illustrations.

Final Verdict: I would recommend this to younger children to stimulate their imagination of what they'd wish for. It puts presents and picture books into a unique perspective when words aren't needed and those are some of my favorite ones to share with my daughter.
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