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 some difficult disappointments that their deepest wish miraculously comes true.
Matthew 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. Matthew has illustrated many books for children including
Special Delivery by Philip C. Stead,
Bob, Not Bob! by Liz Garton Scanlon and Audrey Vernick, as well as several he has written himself, like Caldecott Medal winner
Wolf in the Snow,
New York Times Notable Best Picture Book
Another Brother, and
Dream, a companion to
Wish. He lives in the suburbs of Chicago with his wife, author Julie Halpern, and their two children. Visit matthewcordell.com to learn more.