“Mama,” said Barley. “Tell me again how I’m your wish come true.”
Thus begins this beautiful story for adoptive families. I Wished for You: An Adoption Story follows a conversation between a little bear named Barley and his Mama as they curl up in their favorite cuddle spot and talk about how God chose them to be a family. Barley asks Mama the kinds of questions many adopted children have, and Mama lovingly answers them all.
With endearing prose and charming watercolor illustrations, I Wished for You is a cozy read that affirms how love is what truly makes a family.
Marianne Richmond Studios, Inc., founded in 1991 by Marianne Richmond, started as a greeting card company with just 20 designs and has become a recognized creator of numerous books that celebrate milestones in life, a memorable journey and relationships. Since her first book in 1997, Gift of An Angel, beloved author and illustrator Marianne Richmond has touched the lives of millions for nearly two decades through her award-winning books, greeting cards, and other gift products that offer people the most heartfelt way to connect with each other. She lives in the Minneapolis area with her husband and four children. Visit her at www.mariannerichmond.com.
Praise for If I Could Keep You Little… and The Night Night Book
“Marianne Richmond has crafted another adorable book that parents, grandparents, and even not-so-small children are sure to enjoy.”—Books for Boys
“Richmond not only wrote the simple, rhythmic text—you can practically hear a toddler repeating each line in your mind’s ear—but also created the bright, energetic, collage-style illustrations. It’s as fun to look at as it is to read, and would make a wonderful present for any new parent or parent-to-be.”—The Oregonian