Wishes by Jean Little and illustrated by Genevieve Cote (North Winds Press, 2012) builds on the familiar refrain that “if wishes were horses, beggars would ride.” Each page has another sometimes silly ending to the “if wishes were…” beginning, from “if wishes were snowflakes” to “if wishes were kisses.”
I love the analogies in this book, and the rhymes feel natural. The illustrations are mixed media, with the appearance of crayon and watercolor. I like how the two illustration techniques work together in this book, and I love wondering what wishes are going to be compared to next.
I read a review Copy. Cybils 2012 nominee.