Molly is making a dandelion wish when she imagines what the moon might wish, and, as a result, the wishes of all her family members come true.
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Kindergarten-Grade 2-- A little girl who seems about four or five sees a daytime moon in the sky and makes a wish on it. She then makes wishes for her mother, her father and brother, and her older sister. The next day, at the breakfast table, the child is not at all surprised to learn that everyone's wish has come true. Therein lies one of this book's chief faults; it unfolds without conflict or pathos and leaves readers wondering, ``Is that all there is?'' The full-color watercolor illustrations are uneven in quality--three or four of them succeed quite well, especially the cover spread. For the most part, however, the drawing is uninspired and forced. Add some unlikely dialogue and a nebulous audience to complete the formula for a ``magic'' book that fails to enchant. Better choices are Asch's Happy Birthday, Moon (S. & S., 1985), Carle's Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me (Picture Book Studio, 1986), Thurber's Many Moons (HBJ, 1943), or dePaola's Sing, Pierrot, Sing (HBJ, 1983). --Eve Larkin, Middleton Public Library, WI
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"The simple story line gathers its success from the bright, bouncy watercolor paintings that portray the realistic family situation." (Booklist, ALA)
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Book Description Clarion Books, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. childrens book. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0395581141