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You and Me and the Wishing Tree

You and Me and the Wishing Tree

Nancy Tillman

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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.

Praise for You and Me and the Wishing Tree

"Gorgeous, magical illustrations complement this ode to the love between a parent and child. The joyous excursion through the boy’s imagination makes for a sweet bedtime read, giving both parent and child a chance to share wishes great and small. A delightful read for one-on-one sharing." —School Library Journal

"Tillman's mixed-media collages always have an air of surreal magic to them, a quality that especially befits this dreamy story of a mother's visit to a wish-granting tree with her child." —Publishers Weekly

Praise for Nancy Tillman:

"Young children adore pretending to be animals, and Tillman's insight into the wish to turn into another creature powers this book." —Publishers Weekly on I'd Know You Anywhere, My Love

"This is soothing, visually attractive, and makes for a comforting bedtime read-aloud." Booklist on The Crown on Your Head

“A beautiful tribute to the uniqueness of every child.” —Kirkus Reviews on On the Night You Were Born

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Nancy Tillman

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're Here for a Reason; and the New York Times bestsellers Wherever You Are, My Love Will Find You and The Crown on Your Head. 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. Nancy's mission in creating her books is to convey to children everywhere that "You are loved." She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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