Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

The Seventh Birthday Wish by Bruce E…

The Seventh Birthday Wish

by Bruce E Arrington

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
92950,433 (5)None



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

Showing 2 of 2
When you open this book you get a surprise;
All the wonderful pictures and drawings inside.
It is drawn and it's written all for the eyes
Of a boy or a girl - your favourite child!

You must read it aloud or the words will not speak;
You must open and show to them all of the pages,
Sharing, and reading, every night of the week -
Just maybe, just maybe this is one for the ages!

Harumph. Well. Sorry about that, I got a bit carried away there.
As I was saying, this is a wonderful picture storybook, and it's really meant for a parent to read aloud to a child. I enjoyed the childlike illustrations: the artist has done well to capture the story in just the way a child might have painted it.

Oh yes, and it's all written in rhyme. But you knew that already, right?

Disclosure: I received a free review copy for an honest and objective review. ( )
  DavidR1958 | Jul 4, 2017 |
I loved the Seventh Birthday Wish for several reasons, the primary one being the manner in which it was written. When my daughter was small, I used to write stories for her to read when I was away from home and unable to read to her. I strongly suspect that this was the way this book came into being. The story is written in lyrical verse, which lends it another dimension. It involves a child finding a secret door in the back of his closet and the adventures that lie beyond. If a book is to please a child, it must be entertaining and also hold the child’s attention from the first page to the last. Mr. Arrington achieves this well in this children’s book. It is just the right length to contain the kind of mystery a child wants to read, and I can picture a child and parent passing it back and forth as they each take their turn. If you are a parent or grandparent, grab a copy of this and arrange some time in which to enjoy the story. ( )
  lisadewaard | Feb 14, 2017 |
Showing 2 of 2
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0985388951, Paperback)

Juvenile Poetry/Picture Book: Children, Ages 6+ 

The Seventh Birthday Wish is a fun, magical story of how Wesley, on his seventh birthday, chooses to make a positive difference in the lives of others.
Wesley turns seven, and in his world, you can have anything you want for your birthday. He is off to new places and discovers new friends and adventures. Read the story to see what gift he picks! This second edition adds new pictures and beauty to a charming tale.

(retrieved from Amazon Fri, 26 Feb 2016 00:35:27 -0500)

No library descriptions found.

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio

Popular covers


Average: (5)
5 3

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 120,631,931 books! | Top bar: Always visible