<b>Robert</b> assisted an Inuit legend by <i>Michael Kusugak & Vladyana Krykorka</i>. Recently I discovered that a French <i>“The Paper Bag Princess”</i> has been at my parent's house for 30 years. I clearly encountered the prolific <b>Robert & Michael Martchenko</b> in childhood. When I spotted “<b>Wait And See</b>”on our friends' coffee table last week-end, with youngsters loitering, I seized it up. After a meal, it was fun to entertain adults and all, reading aloud and showing most of the pictures too. We enjoyed laughing over this outing on the zany side.
Featuring a handsome black family with lively personalities, heard in the dialogue and seen with stylish, modern attire; we join daughter, Olivia for her birthday. We all savour a wish upon candles every year but my wishes are for aspects of the life I lead. Olivia requested an odd assortment and I think the crux of this tale is to test whether or not this is an arbitrary tradition, or if impossible demands might be granted. The title derives from the reasonable admonition to wait and see what comes true, rather than counting any possibility out! We have a summer girl ordering snow, which her Dad asserts is out-of-season. They scrambled to steer wishing potential the right way when snow rose too high, then water!
Sunshine and money worked out pleasantly. When Olivia requested three babies, I loved her Dad's exclamation: <i>“It doesn't work that way”!</i> This 1993 story partially echoes my childhood <i>Nathaniel Benchley</i> gem: <i>“The Magic Sled”</i>, 1972. Our reading was sparked to show our friends' Grandson, who had been listlessly surfing information about this title.... to ditch gadgets and just PICK-UP books that are in front of him! As for how the magic birthday cake worked, as usual, this was too short a story to find out.