Book Trailer Premiere: WISH by Matthew Cordell

WISH is the story of a couple who wants a child more than anything, but for various uncontrollable reasons it does not happen for them as expected. It's the story of a great many parents in this world who fought and cried and almost gave up a whole lot before they--one way or another--found their way to becoming a family. WISH is my story and my wife's story and our daughter's story and our son's story too. Finding my way to parenthood through loss and heartbreak and ultimately through drop-to-your-knees redemption and uplifting emotion was the greatest journey (x2) I've ever been on. And with the person I love most in this world. So in the book trailer, I wanted to introduce the world to this book, but also introduce the world to the person who created this book. And what better way to do that than to show me drawing these pictures. Thanks so much, Mr. Schu, for doing me the honor of releasing this video into the world.

Mr. Schu: You're welcome, Matthew! Thank you for allowing me to premiere Wish's beautiful book trailer. I cannot wait for everyone to watch the trailer and read the book. I just hope everyone has a box of tissues nearby. 

Happy watching! 

"It's a book for people whether they are parents or not. It's about nurturing a thought toward reality. It's about becoming a family." -Click here to read Margie Myers-Culver's full review. 

Borrow Wish from your school or public library. Whenever possible, please support independent bookshops. 


  1. I love this sweet and gentle trailer. This would make a wonderful gift for all new or expectant parents. So lovely.

  2. How sweet! Thank you for sharing. The music in this is perfect.

  3. Matthew, I love all your work, and it's so nice to see something this beautiful and tender done by you. Passing it on...

  4. So sweet. Can't wait to read this book!


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