The Wishing Bone - by Stephen Mitchell
Winner of the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award for 2004, as the best book of poetry published for children in the United States.
New England Book Show Award Winner
It happened on a winters day
(The air was cold, the sky was gray):
Out walking in the woods alone,
I came upon a wishing bone.
What would you do, if your every wish came true? Do you know how a white rhinoceros takes his tea... where to find the elusive purple tiger... and who wanders in the whiffle bog on a bilgy, bulgy night?
The Wishing Bone resonates with whimsical questions, inviting us to think and to dream. This collection of playful poems begs to be read aloud, shared, and savored for its sheer verbal and visual exuberance.