In their first collaboration since the Newbery Medal- and Caldecott Honor-winning Last Stop on Market Street , Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson deliver a poignant and timely new picture book that's sure to be an instant classic.

When Carmela wakes up on her birthday, her wish has already come true--she's finally old enough to join her big brother as he does the family errands. Together, they travel through their neighborhood, past the crowded bus stop, the fenced-off repair shop, and the panadería, until they arrive at the Laundromat, where Carmela finds a lone dandelion growing in the pavement. But before she can blow its white fluff away, her brother tells her she has to make a wish. If only she can think of just the right wish to make . . .

With lyrical, stirring text and stunning, evocative artwork, Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson have crafted a moving ode to family, to dreamers, and to finding hope in the most unexpected places.
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published on October 9, 2018 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0399549048
ISBN-13: 9780399549045
8 Book Reviews
  • cokereader
    cokereader22 days44 stars
    "Carmela Full of Wishes" is a good book to read. It is a short story about a girl named Carmela who has a birthday full of wishes. She wants to do all things like her older brother. She went to the town to find her brother. Her brother does not want to do things with her , but when Carmela had an accident with scooter brother decided to take care of her and make her day better and make her wish come true. This story has colorful pictures and I recommend this book.
    • gomaat18
      gomaat1824 days33 stars
      That book was good at the begging of the story, but at the middle of the story the brother was so mean to his sister when the sister birthday, then the brother and his sister was fighting together.
      • huynht
        huynht25 days44 stars
        Carmela is a great book because it was her birthday and she have one wish she want wish a really long time. I love this, is amazing and at the end of this book is great.
        • hilln
          hilln25 days
          This book is a great book about a girl named Carmela and her brother. It's Carmela's birthday and she can finally go to town with her brother. When she finds a dandelion and wants to make a wish, She and her brother learn about the power of kindness. I recommend this book to people who like deep themes.
          • cokereader
            cokereader25 days44 stars
            This book is about Carmela who has a birthday with full of wishes. And her wish is to go to town with his brother.
            • wishanna
              wishanna25 days55 stars
              This book is about a girl named Carmela and her birthday could not get any better. For her birthday she got a scooter and she was finally old enough to go to town with her brother. But she did not expect her brother to act the way he was acting he was working and ignoring her. In my opinion I think that this book shows that if somebody is giving negative to you then you should not be negative to them. This inspired me to be more kind to everyone. In this book I think they show kindness and compassion. If you like books that start out positive then negative and positive again then this book is for you.
              • mackyspicey17
                mackyspicey1728 days55 stars
                I rate this book 5 stars because I loved it. It's about a girl who had her birthday and she got jingle bracelets. But she was most excited to go out in town with her older brother with her scooter. Because she was finally old enough to but it goes wrong. I think the theme of this book is kindness because at the end she was kind to older brother after her older brother was kind to her. If you like picture book about kindness you should read this book!
                • lacet
                  lacet29 days55 stars
                  This is a cool book that's about a girl & its her birthday. She wishes to go to the city with her brother to see him to work. She keeps jiggleing her bracelets to annoy her brother. She falls and her brother helps her get up & bring her to a beach & she tacks off her bracelets to not annoy her brother anymore. If you like this book you will like The Dot.