We woke up in the usual way,
but it was not a usual day.
Out on the lawn, plain as could be,
stood an orange wishing tree.
“I wish!” I said. “I wish!” said you.
And so our double wishes grew.
Wishes are a magical part of childhood. Whether we wish on stars or blow out candles on a cake, our dreams matter. Nancy Tillman captures the wonder of wishes as only she can, with love.
Nancy Tillman is the author and illustrator of the bestsellingpicture book On the Night You Were Born; its companion journal,The Wonder of You: A Book for Celebrating Baby’s First Year; TheSpirit of Christmas; The Heaven of Animals; and the New YorkTimes bestsellers, Wherever You Are, My Love Will Find You; TheCrown on Your Head; and I’d Know You Anywhere, My Love. Shealso created the mischievous cat Tumford in Tumford the Terribleand Tumford’s Rude Noises, and illustrated It’s Time to Sleep, MyLove by Eric Metaxas. Nancy’s mission in creating her books is toconvey to children everywhere that “You are loved.” She lives inPortland, Oregon.