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Book Title: The Greatest Wish|
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The author of the book: Amanda Yoshida
Edition: Mascot Books
Date of issue: December 6th 2016
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Format files: PDF
The size of the: 8.27 MB
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Have you ever wished that you were a big, tough dinosaur or an awesome rocket ship soaring through the skies? Maybe you've dreamed of being a proud, beautiful peacock, or a graceful yet bold horse. Whatever your dream, this is a story just for people like you who want to be someone or something else.
In this book, you can choose your own dreams. From two choices, you can pick out who you would rather be. This is a choose your own adventure book where anything can happen. You could be a shark and roam the waters, or you could be a lovely rainbow and rule the skies.
Whatever the wish, this book can take you through a journey that makes you realize who you should really be.
The Greatest Wish takes you on a journey of wishes and self-acceptance. Yoshida does a lovely job convincing kids that the best thing they could possibly be is themselves.
I thought the pictures were adorable and went very well with the words. The arrows on the sides that pointed to the next page to go based on the reader's choice were genius. I thought it was a great idea to take out words so kids could focus on the message.
The writing was fun, and I can see many kids enjoying it.
The best part of this book was definitely the message. The best thing that I could be is me. That message is so simple, yet so important for everyone, adults included. In the stress of daily life, and the pressure you feel to be who society wants you to be, you fall into the trap of changing who you are, to be who they want you to be. That is not okay. I think this book is great for showing people that they shouldn't try to be someone they aren't. The best person anyone can possibly be is oneself.
Reviewed by a LitPick student book reviewer Age: 13
Another LitPick reviewThe Greatest Wish is an intriguing story that can be read and re-read over and over again! Written in first person, the reader is taken on a journey of wishes. Would you rather be a Christmas tree or a rainbow? A giraffe or a dinosaur? With each decision made, the reader creates the story, sometimes flipping to the next page or skipping a few. Every page has something new, giving the reader a choice and then guiding them onward. The choices made lead the reader on an ever-changing story, eventually coming to a conclusion and answering the nagging question: Are all these wishes really that great? Discover the power of choices in The Greatest Wish.
This book is truly wonderful. I am thirteen years old, and I still enjoyed reading this story! Beautiful illustrations cover the book’s every page, adding clarity and visualization. Clever rhymes tell the tale and give the reader a choice about every other page; arrows point clearly to which page the reader is to turn to next. This adorable book is perfectly written and ends with telling the reader how unique and special they are. Children of all ages (maybe even adults!) will love to look through this fascinating story full of choices.
Reviewed by a LitPick student book reviewer Age: 12
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This is a fun and engaging children's book. A young boy spends his evening thinking about what he would rather be. He thinks of many imaginative things, both living and non-living, anything except a boy.
This book is designed to be different each time you read it! It has a series of tabs that the reader follows. The tabs chosen depend on the choice the reader wants the boy to make. For example, the boys tries to decide between becoming a giraffe or a dinosaur. If the reader chooses to become a dinosaur then they should follow the arrow from the dinosaur and turn to the number tab the arrow points to.
The boy wishes to be many different things, but he manages to find a problem with becoming each and every one. By the end of the story, he discovers the greatest gift.
I found this story to be so much fun! Despite being older than its target audience, I read the story over and over again. Each time I made different choices to see what it would say next.
The concept is pretty different. It sounds confusing at first, but after paying close attention to the tabs, I was able to can catch on pretty quickly. I did have to pay attention though, because there were occasions I ended up on the wrong page and the story didn't make sense.
This would be a fantastic story for parents to read to their child or a teacher to their classroom because it is ever changing and interactive!
Reviewed by a LitPick student book reviewer Age: 12
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Do you wish you could be a giraffe or a dinosaur? In the story The Greatest Wish, the curious young boy wishes he could be many things rather than himself. After receiving one thing, he takes his wishes back and wishes to be something else. The young boy soon realizes that whatever he wishes to be is not truly what he wants to be. In the end, he finds the one “extra special, so terrific” thing he already is. Find out his solution in The Greatest Wish.
This ever-changing story is a great lesson for young kids. The young boy in this story realizes that he just needs to be himself and that it is wonderful. With all of the negativity going on in the world, kids need to know that it is okay to be themselves at a young age. As far as reading the book, it was enjoyable because the words were youthful and they rhymed. I would definitely recommend this book to kids 8 and younger.
Reviewed by a LitPick student book reviewer Age:14
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Read information about the authorThe first profession I dreamt of pursuing, while growing up in Portland, Oregon, was that of a children's book illustrator. As a youngster, I spent countless hours drawing and studying the artwork inside my stacks of colorfully illustrated books. I favored the rhyming words and silly drawings of Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein, and I told anyone who would listen that I would one day be a professional artist. At fourteen, I began selling my original artwork at my family's art gallery in Portland's Pearl District. After graduating from Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Los Angeles in 2009, I fell in love with the digital canvas and began working solely in this medium.
In 2013, I retuned to Portland with my husband and began working as a freelance graphic designer and digital painter. After welcoming our son, Morgan, into the world, I rediscovered my love of children's books and was inspired to try my hand at creating The Greatest Wish, primarily as a gift for family and friends. I was thrilled when the book quickly spread to a number of stores, fully igniting my determination to at last pursue my childhood dream of writing and illustrating picture books as a career.
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