by Jean Little

In this charming new picture book, children and their wild imaginations take centre stage! In a true celebration of wishers and dreamers, Jean Little entertains readers with bouncy rhymes depicting kids' favourite wishes -- from puppies to pancakes; and sundaes to snowflakes. Governor General's award-winning Canadian illustrator Geneviève Côté infuses each page with her inventive illustrations, literally turning each spread into a carnival of fun!If wishes were stories, there would only be one -- this one!

Dear kids, I wish I was your age so I could read some of my favorite books for the first time. I still love reading but I was enchanted by such books as THE SECRET GARDEN and ANNE OF GREEN GABLES and so many more when I was a child. I am over eighty now and I read “talking books” now because I am blind but I still love reading. It lets you live other lives and travel and have adventures you can’t have any other way. A good book reaches deep inside you and shakes your heart awake.

Jean Little Author Biography

Jean Little, the daughter of medical missionaries, was born in Taiwan but has been living in Canada since the age of seven. Jean began writing as a child and has never stopped, in spite of the challenge of her blindness. Despite limited vision, she attended regular school and graduated in 1955 from the University of Toronto with an Honours Degree in English. She taught special needs children until 1962. Jean writes these award-winning titles by using a talking computer. Jean lives in Guelph, Ontario, with her sister, great-nephew and a house full of dogs. In addition to all her awards and nominations, she has received six honorary degrees, is a member of the Order of Canada for her outstanding contribution to Canadian children’s literature, and was she was recently presented with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal