Wishes for You

Wishes for You

by Tobi Tobias, Henri Sorensen
     
 

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Wishes for you is a collection of warm and generous thoughts for a child growing up. Expressing universal hopes for a young life -- such as joy and curiosity, creativity and strength -- this book will let all children know how much they are thought of and how deeply they are loved. Tobi Tobias's heartfelt text and Henri Sorensen's serene paintings make this a perfect…  See more details below

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Wishes for you is a collection of warm and generous thoughts for a child growing up. Expressing universal hopes for a young life -- such as joy and curiosity, creativity and strength -- this book will let all children know how much they are thought of and how deeply they are loved. Tobi Tobias's heartfelt text and Henri Sorensen's serene paintings make this a perfect gift for anyone whose life touches the life of a child.

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Children's Literature
The sweet text offers nothing but positive messages to young children. The book when read aloud lets the parent or caregiver express feeling that most of us have toward our children and all children. We want them to be happy, but also to have the strength and ability to deal with those negative events that life can present. Intellectual curiosity should never be stifled and life should be fun. A really great message is the wish that the young child will love to read; that they will develop a strong body to go along with a good mind and that intellectual curiosity will never end. It ends with the hope that the youngster will always be part of a family and will always remember how much he or she is loved. The oil paintings by Sorensen are delightful. Some tug at the heartstrings while others will bring a smile. He has a mix of boys and girls and a bit of a multicultural cast. It is a book that should appeal to anyone big or small. 2003, HarperCollins,
— Marilyn Courtot
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-Sorensen's art is filled with beauty and the innocence of childhood, and Tobias's sentiments are those that adults would like to pass on to their children. The text opens with: "I hope you will have moments when you're so happy, you'll feel the sun is shining from inside you." The scene shows a boy running into a full-bleed expanse of water. In the pages that follow, children and adults of different ethnic backgrounds interact, and an adult voice expresses a hope for the child. The settings are of calm interiors or of lush, rural exteriors. Children play by the woods with a wagon: "I hope you will never forget how to be silly." A youngster is shown completely absorbed in a book: "I hope you will love to read." The light-splattered art, so rich in dense color and alive with visible brush strokes, remains focused on emotions and on human interactions, so that while it invariably captures specific moments and images, it speaks of universal truths. While this book will not invoke exuberant demands for repeat readings, it will be cherished in quiet, thoughtful moments.-Martha Topol, Traverse Area District Library, Traverse City, MI Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
ALA Booklist
"Distills complex emotions stirred by the love of a child. Gives expression to feelings too often left unsaid."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780064437301
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/30/2005
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Tobi Tobias has written more than two dozen books for children and has translated children's books from both French and Danish. She is also a noted dance critic. For her writing and oral history project on Danish ballet, she was made a Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog. At home in New York City, she creates handmade books for people who fascinate her, among them her young grandchildren: William, James, Lili, and Sara.

Henri Sorensen is the illustrator of I Love You As Much . . . , also by Laura Krauss Melmed; Wishes for You by Tobi Tobias; and The Gift of the Tree by Alvin Tresselt. He lives in Denmark with his wife and two daughters.

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