Toby Speed Whoosh! Went the Wish

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Whoosh! Went the Wish

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Tired of the hustle and bustle of urban life, a hip city fairy moves to a peaceful mountain community and sets out to grant Henry's wish for a cat, but her bumbling efforts have unexpected and hilarious results.

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Kindergarten-Grade 3. Henry wants a cat for company, and the harried wish fairy attempts to comply, but in this wacky travesty of miscommunication, it takes four tries before they get it right. Some of Henry's wish words keep getting hung up on brambles and bushes before reaching the fairy on her mountaintop. This results in altered requests being granted, much to everyone's disgust. Eventually the disgruntled fairy solves everything satisfactorily and all ends well. Root's insouciant gouache and watercolor illustrations fill the pages with color and are well matched to the text, adding to the fun. Used with Jan Slepian's The Cat Who Wore a Pot on Her Head (Scholastic, 1987) and Chris Raschka's Yo! Yes? (Orchard, 1993), this book could lead to a good discussion on communication.?Judith Constantinides, East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, LA
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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From the team behind Two Cool Cows (1995) comes the sweet story of Henry, who wants nothing more than a cat for company. A disgruntled city fairy is struck by country dweller Henry's sincerity and is happy to help out. Kids will enjoy the fairy's humorous bumbles, as the wishes zoom through the air and words are caught in trees and bushes along the way. After several tries, the fairy comes up with a perfect--and unexpected--solution. Speed spins a comforting, old- fashioned tale, and Root's soft palette adds to the antiquated quality with amiable, expressive characters. A small book with a generous heart. (Picture book. 4-8) -- Copyright ©1997, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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