Picture book of the Day - I Wish by Ingrid Godon and Toon Tellegen

April 7, 2020

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Today, we are featuring the picture book I Wish by Ingrid Godon and Toon Tellegen

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The book is translated from the Dutch by David Colmer.

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I Wish pairs writing with a gallery of portraits inspired by old-fashioned photographs - faces staring out at us with the serious, veiled expressions of a bygone time. 

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Bestelling Dutch children's author Toon Tellegen matches 33 imaginative prose-poems prompted by the statement "I wish" with luminous, old-fashioned portraits by Ingrid Godon in this beautiful, unique volume perfect for thoughtful young readers.


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Scattered among the paintings are young children, men and women, and babies, speaking through Toon Tellegen's yearning language. 

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Like dozens of confessions poured from the page, the writing presents a glittering kaleidoscope of wishes, from imagined feats of heroism to reciprocated human love.

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I Wish

Toon Tellegen

Bestelling Dutch children's author Toon Tellegen matches 33 imaginative prose-poems prompted by the statement "I wish" with luminous, old-fashioned portraits by Ingrid Godon in...

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