“Wish” by Matthew Cordell. (Book Review)

Dolly is my little baby elephant” wish” that became a reality! How wonderful life is now that she’s here to share it with!

It all begins with a wish. Long before a couple makes plans for a baby or gets things ready or waits and waits…long before all of that, in their hearts, they wish for a baby. That dream may be a small hope for one someday years from now, but it’s still a wish sent out into the universe. In the meantime, they live and learn, travel and grow, until one day it feels like something is missing, and they are ready. They make their wish for a baby to each other and loud enough for the universe to know they mean business. They try to make plans and try even harder to be patient, but sometimes the baby doesn’t come, and that puts a wrench in their plans for our wish to become a reality. This book is a heartwarming tribute to the heartbreak of the desire and struggle to become parents and welcome a baby into this world, and the beauty of this wish becoming a reality (yes, the book has a happy ending!). For any parents who loves their child to pieces and thinks often about how life is so much better with them in it… For any couple who has struggled, whether a few months or years with conception or fertility issues and have finally and gratefully had their prayers for a baby answered… For any couple who has adopted and found a baby to love as their own, this book is for you. For those of us who have had our wishes and dreams come true by becoming parents, I promise you, this will be one of the most poignant and tender, emotive children’s books you will ever read. I cannot read it without tearing up, it is so emotional, touching and true to life. It puts into simple words all of the feelings I could ever want to express to my child about how wonderful my life is now that she’s in my world.

Title: Wish
Author: Matthew Cordell
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Release Date: March 3, 2015
Pages: 48