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The Big Wish chapter 1 The Big Wish , meaning The Big Wish , genre The Big Wish , book cover The Big Wish , flies The Big Wish , The Big Wish 0337d6e1a3461 If You Had A Million Wishes, What Would You Do With Them When Eleven Year Old Sam Wishes On A Star And It Comes True, He Decides To Change His Life But When He Discovers That Changing Things Has Consequences That Aren T Always Good, It S Then That He Begins To Think Again


10 thoughts on “The Big Wish

  1. says:

    So today marks the start of something new for me I do out loud bedtime reading with my three boys, and often don t with a few notable exceptions write reviews for the books we read together But I ve decided I m going to start However, I also realize an adult s review of a kid s book has only a certain usefulness So I ve asked my kids if they ll contribute to these reviews and they ve reluctantly agreed My older kids have wised up to me, and correctly suspect this is my attempt to disguise learning as something fun, like that time I arranged for them to have penpals in Switzerland.My rating The Big Wish is an excellent book to launch this concept, because it was horrible and atrocious, but my kids liked it From my perspective it has almost no redeeming qualities It seemed written in 5 minutes The tacked on message at the end was kinda nice i.e anything worth having is worth working for but I had to endure a bunch of inconsistent, juvenile storytelling to get there.The plot is simple enough a kid gets a million wishes from a shooting star and goes about wishing for typically immature stuff like huge hamburgers but also some poignant and selfless things like healing for his best friends sick dad, and a promotion for his own dad etc The reason I hated it is twofold 1 the plot is inconsistent and illogical The wishing part is fine but the rules that govern what is and isn t allowed don t make sense, and the things wished for are obviously and conveniently designed to setup some stupid and contrived hilarity My kids didn t notice any of this 2 the writing is terrible and the proof reading is worse One sentence even uses an incorrect character s name, and I can honestly say I ve never read a book with this kind of error My kids didn t notice any of this, and even got annoyed with me for stopping to re read the sentence and point out the error.Rating of an 11yo boy The book was OK but could improve by making interesting speeches and have correct spelling and not add random characters in the middle of the story But it was a little fun and nice and I recommend it to smaller kids around 6 9 years old.Rating of a 10yo boy 1 2It was an OK book I like it a bit but it felt a little fake There were no real adventures or excitements I d recommend this book to ages 7 13 years old.Number of nights of bedtime reading About 7 nights


  2. says:

    I m rather stumped by other reviews that give this low ratings I thought it was excellent To me, this is the most intelligent wish granting story I ve come across.When I told students at my school I was reading a book about a boy granted wishes, they immediately said they d wish for a million wishes Well, get what Sam wishes for when he sees a shooting star Exactly.An ideal situation, right You could have anything you wanted, probably for as long as you lived Sam of course being 11, starts with food, and shares his good fortune with his best friend He creates a supervillain for himself to fight, shrinks himself into a Honey I Shrunk the Kids adventure It s perfect KS2 storytelling stuff.Where I thought it added to the genres was in the philosophical talk that comes in when they wish for a giant sized burger, it s absolutely disgusting because of its giant size When they shrink to the size of ants, their bodies fall to earth and u injure differently to human sized ones It seems biologically accurate and heaven forbid educational Eventually Sam decides to use his wishes for the good of than himself and the idea of making everyone happy and cheerful all the time occurs to him, and then the very selfless plan to stop death Just what sort of world will Sam create I can see why an 8 9 year old might find this a little too much, there is some moral debating and questioning that does slow down the story as Sam ponders the rights and wrongs of what he does with his wishes But I would say a 9 13 year old will thoroughly enjoy the wish fulfilment story Sam s a good boy and role model he uses wishes for his family as well as himself and his choices are similiar to many I d have chosen myself at 11 if I had been granted wishes.I ll probably be buying copies for my school library and recommending the science teachers use some of the ideas in their KS3 lessons, that s how much I thought of this.Wonderfully fresh take on the wish granting theme.


  3. says:

    Unfortunately this book was not everything I wished for, or expected at least The potential for greatness hangs over this story like a rain cloud waiting to burst but the first person narrative of Sam as he navigates his way through a million wishes just felt too forced for me Moments of brilliance managed to poke their ways through towards the end however, when Sam is reconciles his childlike greed for casting wishes with the realisation that having everything you want at the drop of a wish, is not all it s cracked up to be He discovers that it takes much to keep the Earth spinning and the world evolving and thus must find a way to solve the enviable or not dilemma of how to use up a million wishes A thought provoking theme but essentially insubstantial story.


  4. says:

    A boy wishes upon a meteor for a million wishes and his wish is granted Kind of an interesting premise for a story, but for about two hundred pages, the seemingly limitless possibilities arewell, kind of uninteresting It wasn t until the second to last chapter where Sam realizes that the good he is trying to do for the world backfires, with some curious consequences But overall, I could not believe this book was even published It gets an extra star for mentioning the University of East Anglia a place I knew well in 1999 2000.


  5. says:

    Kinderboek dat vlot leest en beeldend geschreven is De auteur doet een beetje te hard zijn best om grappig te zijn, waardoor de humor soms geforceerd overkomt Leuk boek voor jongens die ervan dromen een superheld te zijn of de wereld te veranderen.


  6. says:

    Wat een heel slim idee lijkt, namelijk wensen dat je 1 miljoen wensen mag doen, blijkt in de praktijk toch nog helemaal niet zo geweldig te lopen als Sem had verwacht Je moet er nog behoorlijk goed bij nadenken Bijvoorbeeld wensen dat je supergroot bent en dan niet vergeten te zeggen dat je kleren ook mee moeten groeien En Sem s wensen pakken soms ook een beetje anders uit, zoals je zusje per ongeluk van grote hoogte te pletter laten vallen Gelukkig kan je dan natuurlijk weer wensen dat het ongeluk niet erg is en je zusje lekker verder leeft Sem komt erachter dat het na een tijdje zelfs helemaal niet spannend is als je de hele wereld naar je hand kunt zetten Het is gewoon saai En hoe kom je dan eigenlijk van al die wensen af Aardig verhaal, hier en daar een beetje saai , maar ja, dat klopt ook wel met Sem s gevoel De vraag Wat zou jij doen met 1 miljoen wensen is wel erg leuk om eens in de groep te gooien Vanaf 9 jaar


  7. says:

    What happens if you actually got a million wishes What would you wish for That s what happens in this book, sometimes what you wish for may not turn out they way you think.


  8. says:

    Read this book as a class book Children really enjoyed it and I got some good learning sessions out of it.


  9. says:

    Ok book I wish there were consequences about the million wishes I think Kate Messenger with Seven Wishes does a better job


  10. says:

    This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.Big Wish by Brandon RobshawI really enjoyed this juvenile fiction audio book It is another take on wish granting stories that I remember from my own childhood like in Aladdin Sam, an 11 year old boy and the main character, wishes upon a shooting star and receives a million wishes Then Sam begins his wishing He goes about wishing for fun, hilarious stuff like giant hamburgers, shrinking to the size of an ant, and creating his own personal supervillain to fight Then he realizes that he can put his wishes to good use and starts wishing for other people He wishes that his best friend s dad will heal and for his own dad to receive a promotion at work I love the fact that the author makes Sam realize that having everything in life by just a wish isn t all that it s cracked up to be In the end he solves the dilemma of his wishes This will be a very educational and thought provoking book for children ages 9 12 I highly recommend this book not only as a good read, but as a learning experience that will require children to use their critical thinking skills The Big Wish


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