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Treehorn's Wish: 09/26/10
There are three Treehorn books, though I wouldn't go as far as to call the set a trilogy. None of the three seem tied to each other expect that they are all about Treehorn and his disinterested parents.
The series ends with Treehorn's birthday. Ever hopeful, Treehorn cleans out his closet in hopes of an extraordinarily large gift. Meanwhile the mother is having work done on the kitchen and is too preoccupied with her own project to remember her son's birthday.
Somewhere in the confusion Treehorn finds a jar containing a genie. Treehorn gets three wishes. Treehorn could wish for unlimited comic books or a huge gift but he opts for something more basic.
I think Treehorn's Wish is the first genie story I've read that doesn't have wishes getting out of control. It's a simple, sweet and sadly charming book.
Comment #1: Monday, September, 27, 2010 at 09:57:30
I didn't know there were three Treehorn books! I've only read one, and this one is new to me.
Comment #2: Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 14:48:59
There's three: The Shrinking of Treehorn, Treehorn's Treasure and Treehorn's Wish.