The greatest wish
by Brian J. Tessier
illus. by Donna Estabrooks
28 p. : col. ill. ; cm.
ISBN: 1450085059 ; 9781450085052
Summary: From the heart of a man whose greatest wish in life is to be a father comes a wonderfully touching story of adoption and of wishes coming true. Author Brian Tessier and artist Donna Estabrooks collaborate to create The Greatest Wish, a heartwarming read that brings forth inspiring messages of hope, parenting, and faith. Everyone has wishes; and these wishes can come true if one truly believes. In this beautifully crafted picture book, the author—a single, gay father shares with everyone the adoption story he tells his son. But because of the depth of this story’s message, this can very well be applied and shared with those who want to convey how special someone is to them. The central message, despite being about adoption is to communicate just how special someone is in your life, to have hope and persevere. With vivid colors, abstract images, and vibrant paintings, the artist has adroitly captured the real essence of the story; thus, perfectly complementing the author’s words and message. The Greatest Wish was birthed from wishes, created by hope, and written in love for all who deserve to know that they are someone’s greatest wish. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to We Hear the Children Foundation, an organization created to benefit education, the arts, and diversity programs for children.