The Wonderful Happens (Paperback)

By Cynthia Rylant, Coco Dowley (Illustrator)

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 9780689863554, 40pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2003

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (11/1/2000)

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the world is filled with so many wonderful things --
birds that fly through the sky and peaches that grow on trees,
spiders spinning webs and cats napping in windows,
fresh-baked bread and new-fallen snow.
and then there's the most wonderful thing of all --

About the Author

Cynthia Rylant is the author of more than 100 books for young people, including the beloved Henry and Mudge, Annie and Snowball, Brownie & Pearl, and Mr. Putter & Tabby series. Her novel Missing May received the Newbery Medal. She lives in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Visit her at

Praise For The Wonderful Happens

Kirkus Reviews This gracious tale gently encourages children to savor the wonders of all life.

Horn Book Appealingly poetic

Publishers Weekly The sweet, rhythmic text is both cheery and unabashedly sentimental.