Matthew Cordell personally knows what it's like to wish. In fact, this book is the heartfelt windfall of him waiting for his wish come true a second time. Matthew has illustrated many books for children including Special Delivery by Philip C. Stead, Bob, Not Bob! by Liz Garton Scanlon and Audrey Vernick, as well as several he has written himself, like New York Times Notable Best Picture Book hello! hello!, Another Brother, and Dream, a companion to Wish. He lives in the suburbs of Chicago with his wife, author Julie Halpern, and their two children. Visit matthewcordell.com to learn more.