A Waldorf book review ~ Wish Soup

Wish Soup and other seasonal tales

{This is a sponsored post in which my honest opinion is shared}

Wish Soup has captivated the hearts and minds of my little people.

Each evening as I sing ‘It’s time to tell a story, a story, a story. It’s time to tell a story and get ready for bed’, they happily call out ‘Wish Soup, Wish Soup please mum!’

The Rosewood Sword

Wish Soup is a beautifully imagined seasonal treasury which has been magically written by Rachel Larmer and warmly illustrated by Jo Lory.

With a lovely Australian backdrop, romantic illustrations, and wonderfully Waldorf inspired stories we quite simply adore Wish Soup!

And each evening, we eagerly anticipate where the next story might take us. Three magical and enticing adventures bring each season to life.

Ruby reading Wish Soup

So far we have followed Matilda and Peppercorn into the forest where they met Lady Spring and saved the bees. Learned a valuable lesson in the title story, Wish Soup about listening to our inner voice and the power of wishes…

Sophie’s grandmother led her up the wooden stairs by the golden glow of a candle. Giving Sophie a soft kiss, she tucked her snugly under the blankets. “You know, when I was a girl, I used to make wishes,” she said, pulling back the curtains. A single star shone softly against the night sky. “Did they ever come true?” Sophie asked. “Sometimes,” her grandmother replied.

Wish Soup in the candlelight

We have dreamed about mermaid’s treasure on a hot night with little Imogen. And visited the fairies and elves on the banks of Lemon Myrtle Creek…

Tristan waited, looking up at the castle with a sense of wonder. Never did he expect his day to be filled with such surprise! Finally the door opened, and the King and Queen of the Fairies appeared. Each wore a crown woven out of branches, covered in sparkling jewels. Tristan bowed down on his knee, lost for words.

Wish Soup in the book nook

Wish Soup is a treasury of sweet, magical and gentle stories that still answer the need for adventure that children (and adults) have.

It is fair to say it has found a place in our hearts, as well as our book nook *wink*

Wish Soup

Happy reading, Kelly

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19 Comments

  • Reply Kate - The Craft Train November 30, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    Looks like a beautiful book! Story time has always been one of my favourite times of day with my girls 🙂

    • Reply Kelly December 1, 2015 at 11:21 am

      Story time is one of my favourite times too. Such a nice way to reconnect after the day. And lovely to do so with a gorgeous book!

  • Reply Amber November 30, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    Beautiful illustrations. I can’t wait to see this in person. Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply Kelly December 1, 2015 at 11:21 am

      You will love it Amber 🙂 it really is magical xx

  • Reply Ness - One Perfect Day November 30, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    Oh what a lovely book! It sounds absolutely magical. Adding this to our Christmas wish list.

    • Reply Kelly December 1, 2015 at 11:22 am

      I think you will really enjoy it Ness, it is lovely!

  • Reply Chelsea November 30, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    Oh wow this sounds like such a delightful book!! The cover just looks magical. Thanks for sharing, I’m going to put it on my wish list. x

    • Reply Kelly December 1, 2015 at 11:23 am

      The illustrations are so lovely Chelsea, my lovely friend Jo is the creator of them 🙂

  • Reply Jode December 1, 2015 at 7:26 am

    It sounds like my twins would absolutely adore this book and I love that it has an Australian backdrop! But how can that be your gorgeous ‘little’ girl sitting there reading…too grown up!!

    • Reply Kelly December 1, 2015 at 11:24 am

      Yes! There are so many lovely seasonal books but few with an Australian setting. And yes, they grow too quickly don’t they Jode xx

  • Reply Kelly December 1, 2015 at 8:47 am

    Love reading book reviews! Thanks for this one. It looks and sounds delightful.

    • Reply Kelly December 1, 2015 at 11:25 am

      Delightful is a great word for it Kelly 🙂 It truly is!

  • Reply katepickle December 1, 2015 at 9:39 am

    What a gorgeous book!!!

    • Reply Kelly December 1, 2015 at 11:26 am

      It sure is 🙂

  • Reply Kate Lloyd December 1, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    Sounds like a gorgeous book. I’ll keep my eye out for it. Thanks for the recommendation.

    • Reply Kelly December 2, 2015 at 12:09 am

      Most welcome 🙂

  • Reply Danya December 2, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    Oh that book sounds lovely! Right up my kids alley! I love that it’s Aussie too.

    • Reply Kelly December 3, 2015 at 11:37 am

      Yes! So lovely to find wonderful Australian books. I hope you love it like we do 🙂

  • Reply Children's Autumn books ~ Happy Whimsical Hearts March 14, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    […] Wish Soup by Rachel Larmer and illustrated by Jo Lory is a beautiful seasonal treasury that we return to time and time again. You can read my review of Wish Soup here. […]

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