What Do You Wish For? – a book filled with the warm memories of Christmas

What Do You Wish For?

If you’ve been looking for the ideal children’s Christmas book, your wish has been answered. What Do You Wish For? is an engaging tale that looks at the values of the festive season through a child’s eyes.

Christmas time is all about family and there are few moments more cherished than curling up with the kids for a good story. This is a book all about those moments that make Christmas special, which makes it a wonderfully meta read for this time of year.

What do you Wish for?

What Do You Wish For? centres around a group of children who each year decorate a tree with their wishes for Christmas. But this year Ruby does not know what to wish for. As she ponders the possibilities we are taken on a tour of all the charming traditions of the season: from baking cookies, to Dad coming home early, and late nights spent with family. This is a heart-warming tale from Jane Godwin and Anna Walker whose collaborative efforts always produce magical books.

What Do You Wish For?

You may recognise the delightfully soft touch of illustrator Anna Walker from her book Mr. Huff. To create the look of this book Anna used cut-out collage pieces on a block printed background. The style is reminiscent of children’s craft activities like creating Christmas decorations. The craft look matched with delicate neutral tones creates a wonderful sense of visual nostalgia. A perfect match for a story about the joys of a childhood Christmas.

What do you Wish for?

Pick up a copy through Readings for $24.99 plus delivery, or check out the list of Penguin stockists for a store near you. If you love a good Santa story you’ll love our Christmas Gift Guide – brilliant festive books for kids.

Kate Murray

Kate Murray

Kate was a regular of Melbourne’s music and film scenes, but these days she is on the mum scene. Mother to one adorable little hipster, Kate loves seeking out the latest trends in technology, vintage-style kids clothing, and offbeat kids products. She is often found riding her bike by the Yarra river with baby on back, heading for a good soy latte at the latest kid-friendly cafe. She wants to get there before it becomes cool. So Melbourne.

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