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THE WISHING CAN Monica Santa & Veny Puspasari

O nce upon time, there was a girl named Sally.

While she was walking through the park, she found... a wishing can!

When she picked up the can, a rainbow of light burst out!

wish “Make a wish!” said the can. “Any wish at all!”

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Sally didn’t know what to wish for.

A mansion? An endless supply of candy? All the pretty dresses in the world?

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Sally was confused.

While she was thinking, Sally noticed a little girl crying.

Suddenly, a brilliant idea popped in Sally’s head.

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I wish everyone could be happy!

Sally closed her eyes and said to the wishing can, “I wish everyone could be happy!”


At once, the birds started to sing and beautiful music floated in the air like bubbles.

Hearts became filled with love, compassion and acceptance.

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The little girl got her ice cream back.

There was no more misery and gloom.

wish And to think it all started with a can...

If you found a wishing can, what would you wish for?

The Wishing Can was written and illustrated by Monica Santa and Veny Puspasari. Monica Santa Monica Santa is a grade 10 student at Sinarmas World Academy. She likes reading books, playing dressing up and is an off-and-on again vegetarian. She has previously lived in Singapore and Thailand and is now living in Indonesia. The Wishing Can is her second’s children’s book after 我们去曼谷!(Let’s Go To Bangkok!). Click here to visit her blog. Veny Puspasari Veny Puspasari is a grade 10 student at Sinarmas World Academy. She enjoys playing football, counting sheep and watching reruns of Glee and How I Met Your Mother. She also loves mass shopping and singing in the shower. The Wishing Can is her first children’s book. Click here to visit her blog. Special thanks to Jiyeon Lee for helping with the book.

The Wishing Can  

My first English language book for children.