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 bestselling picture book On the Night You Were Born; its companion journal,The Wonder of You: A Book for Celebrating Baby’s First Year; The Spirit of Christmas; The Heaven of Animals; You and Me and the Wishing Tree; You’re All Kinds of Wonderful; I Knew You Could Do it; and the New YorkTimes bestsellers, Wherever You Are, My Love Will Find You; The Crown on Your Head; You’re Here for a Reason, and I’d Know You Anywhere, My Love. She also created the mischievous cat Tumford in Tumford the Terrible and Tumford’s Rude Noises, and illustrated It’s Time to Sleep, My Love by Eric Metaxas, as well as Let There Be Light by Desmond Tutu. Nancy’s mission in creating her books is to give parents words to say what they feel about their children.