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 hello! hello!, 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.
Praise for Wish
"This deceptively simple picture book packs an emotional wallop. [...] Readers of all ages will appreciate the combined messages of affirmation, hope, and reassurance."--Booklist
"Cordell's [...] intensely personal account of parents awaiting the arrival of a child bubbles over with anticipatory joy."--Publishers Weekly