Ten Christmas Wishes

24p. 978-1-56148-698-4.
PreS-Gr 2—In this rhyming counting book, text accompanies full-spread illustrations of woodland animals as they make wishes on the stars in the evening sky. The reflective stars shine when the book is held at a certain angle. Mouse makes the first wish, followed by Rabbit, Squirrel, Hedgehog, Bear, and Badger. The tale ends with "Ten Christmas stars are shining bright,/The last star is for you,/So close your eyes and make a wish,/May all your dreams come true!" A simple, sweet addition for counting collections.—Diane Olivo-Posner, Los Angeles Public Library
As each new silver-foil star appears in the sky, a different animal makes his or her Christmas wish. Their wishes--for snow, many presents, warm pie--are presented in pleasant, if uninspired, verse and accompanied by jubilant illustrations of the smiling woodland creatures playing together. The final star is for the reader to wish on.

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