Carmela Full of Wishes
Illustrator: Christian Robinson
When Carmela wakes up on her birthday, her wish has already come true—she’s finally old enough to join her big brother as he does the family errands. Together, they travel through their neighborhood, past the crowded bus stop, the fenced-off repair shop, and the panadería, until they arrive at the Laundromat, where Carmela finds a lone dandelion growing in the pavement. But before she can blow its white fluff away, her brother tells her she has to make a wish. If only she can think of just the right wish to make…
With lyrical, stirring text and stunning, evocative artwork, Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson have crafted a moving ode to family, to dreamers, and to finding hope in the most unexpected places.
Full-color illustrations created with acrylic paint and collage and then digitally manipulated.
JLG Release: Feb 2019
Awards & Honors
2019 Margaret Wise Brown Prize Honor
CCBC Choices 2019 Choice: Picture Books for School-Age Children
CSMCL Best Books - 2018
Publishers Weekly Best Books - 2018
Kirkus Best Books, Picture Books - 2018
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
Publishers Weekly*, Kirkus Reviews*, School Library Journal*, Booklist
10" x 9"
Level 4; Points: 0.5;
Scholastic Reading CountsN/A
G.P. Putnam's Sons