Whoosh! Went the Wish

Whoosh! Went the Wish
by Toby Speed
Illustrated by Barry Root
G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1997
Ages 4-8

A wish gets stuck in bushes, briers and brambles.


“Speed spins a comforting, old-fashioned tale, and Root’s soft palette adds to the antiquated quality with amiable, expressive characters. A small book with a generous heart.” Kirkus

“This wish-fulfillment tale belongs in a storytime along with Millions of Cats.” Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“A fresh, funny, warm-hearted tale with captivating watercolor illustrations.” New Orleans Times-Picayune

“A favorite of mine for so many years. I’ve used it over and over again in writing workshops. And of course, there’s the cat! It’s such a terrific story — the writing, the art, the whole shebang. ” Kathi Appelt, poet and author of Keeper and The Underneath