Author: Edwina Wyatt
Illustrator: Irena Freitas
Publisher: Random House US (Knopf)
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780593119549


It Took Two Wishes

Count down to party time together with this sweet and whimsical birthday story about one girl and the power of wishes that come true in unexpected ways.

It took twelve moons, four seasons, and countless sleeps… but I waited. For candles and cake and the most perfect birthday.

But what happens when the perfect birthday doesn’t turn out the way you planned?

In this heartwarming celebration of birthdays and new (furry) friends, count along as one birthday party in the park becomes so much more — the reunification of lost friends, and the joy that comes with making new ones. Then, just maybe, one birthday wish come true will become two.


“Clever and uplifting.” – Kirkus Reviews

“This sweet and delightful book models staying positive even when dealing with disappointment.” – Brianna’s Books

“Young readers will relate to this sweet story about a girl counting down to her birthday and the chance to make a wish. With vibrant and energetic illustrations, this charming story is about friendship, family, and the joy of a birthday wish (or two) coming true.– Brightly

(A Brightly Best Kids’ Book of July 2021

“Super heartwarming…The sweetest story about a girl who is so excited about her birthday party in the park only to have it rained out. But then a furry friend needs her help and both her wish, and the dog’s wish, comes true. I know. You can already feel yourself tearing up. I totally get it because same.” – Ginger and Champagne