Wish (Hardcover)

By Matthew Cordell, Matthew Cordell (Illustrator), Matthew Cordell (Cover design or artwork by)

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 9781484708750, 48pp.

Publication Date: March 3, 2015

Other Editions of This Title:
Board book (3/6/2018)

List Price: 16.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


As an elephant couple embark on a life together, thoughts of children are far away-at first. But as the desire for a child grows, so do unexpected challenges. And it's only after thwarted plans and bitter disappointment that their deepest wish miraculously comes true.

About the Author

Matt Cordell personally knows what it's like to wish. In fact, this book is the heartfelt windfall of him waiting for his wish come true a second time. Other books Matt has written and illustrated include hello! hello!, Another Brother, and Trouble Gum. He lives in Chicago with his wife, a young daughter, and an even younger son. Visit matthewcordell.com to learn more.

Praise For Wish


"This wry object lesson blends clever design and a sincere, never-preachy delivery. Terrific! "—Kirkus (starred review)