When you have an artistic look about how that one, very special wish, should be used you get The Perfectly Perfect Wish. Lisa Mantchev shows her heroine trying to figure how how a very special wish should be wished. She asks her friends, family and does some thinking. After all it is only one wish and you cannot wish for more wishes.
Overall the story is simple, but not simplistic. It would be a good read aloud for one-on-one as you can have the child interact: What would they wish for? Do you they think the girl should wish one of the things her friends and family are wishing for?
The illustrations are what drew me to this book. The use of color (or lack of) is the important part to the story. Jessica Courtney-Tickle made illustrations that tell the story but highlighting important parts and details to the big picture.
And that bigger picture is thinking of others. The young girls wish is one so perfect that, even though it is only one wish, it is a big one and can handle a very big wish. The young girl sees what she has, what her friends and family do not and/or need and makes sure that they are all included in that wish. This modern idea has a classical feel to it as well. It is comfortable and not overly “preachy” and still gets the message across.
While probably mostly meant for an older listening crowd, even adults will be able to take something away.