Book Review: Rose and the Wish Thing

Rose and the Wish Thing

Rose and the Wish Thing: A Magical Story That Helps Children Learn They Can Often Find Answers To Their Problems Right Under Their Nose


We love adding new books to our home library. This time we got the chance to read Rose and the Wish Thing: A Journey of Friendship. This was such a great book to share with my little ones. In this story we meet Rose who moves to a new town and suffers the loneliness of being “the new kid”. The story is warm and nurturing with a large family trying to comfort Rose, a rambling house with a garden, and a big furry dog. I really liked the watercolor illustrations.

Rose and the wish thing

Rose and the Wish Thing is available at…

Amazon / Barnes and Noble

Product Description

Rose feels alone in a new town. Everything is different and strange. She wishes, she searches, but she’s not even sure what for. Then, from somewhere far away, someone—or something—begins a journey. And maybe, just maybe, Rose and the Wish Thing will find each other.

In an enchanting and poetic narrative with achingly beautiful illustrations, Rose and the Wish Thing celebrates the power of imagination and resilience, even when things seem too hard. It is a story that will stay with readers long after the last page is turned.

About the Author (from Amazon)

CAROLINE MAGERL is an artist, illustrator, and printmaker who immigrated to Australia as a young girl and spent the majority of her childhood at sea on her parents’ yacht. It was a lifestyle that accommodated little in the way of possessions, so she especially treasured the picture books sent to her from East Germany by her great-grandmother. Caroline now lives on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, Australia, with her husband and daughter. Rose and the Wish Thing is her first children’s book.


  1. Linda Manns Linneman

    This sounds like a great book. I know my grandchildren would love this. Thank you for sharing

  2. Sandra Watts

    I love children’s books. My kids are grown. I still have 4 grand kids so I can read to them. I would love to write one some day.


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