A Wish is a Seed is a beautiful picture book by Jessica Young and Maria Christina Pritelli ($26.99, Raincoast Books, Creative Editions) about what happens when a child makes a wish on a maple key.

Once the child makes a wish and blows it, we follow the path of the key as it sails across deep waters and glides down busy streets were no one stops to notice.

Eventually, it lands and sprouts, turning the wish into a beautiful tree.

The book is done in shades of dark blues, greens and yellows with the type swirling and gliding on the page. Throughout most of the book you see a boy and his cat and you see hope and wishes. What a lovely book.

I interviewed Young for Book Time. Read that Q&A here.