Cub's Wish

Children - Grade K-3rd
28 Pages
Reviewed on 03/23/2017
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Author Biography

Angie Flores is a mother of three, and a Hollywood native who now calls the South Bay of Los Angeles her home. Cub’s Wish is her first solo book, and her fourth publication. Angie has also been featured in the Story Sprouts anthologies and the Kayla Wayman collaborative middle grade novel. She serves as the Marketing Manager on the all-volunteer board of the Children’s Book Writers of Los Angeles (CBW-LA), where she helps other new writers find their voice and tell their story. Angie can be found online at and on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter at @AngieFloresBooks.
About Cub’s Wish
A best seller at Amazon and Pipe & Thimble, and winner of several awards and 5 star reviews, Cub's Wish is a thoughtful bonding book for parent and child
Making wishes for a wishing star is not always as easy as it seems, especially knowing the wish may be granted. Cub's Wish brings out the sweet moments of conversation between parent and child and the understanding that sometimes we all need a little guidance to achieve our dreams. Cub’s Wish is a picture book for 3-8 year olds, illustrated by Yidan Yuan.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Cub’s Wish by Angie Flores starts with Papa Panda and Cub going out for a walk to enjoy the night sky. They find a nice hill where they can sit and watch the stars sparkling in the sky. Cub spots one twinkling star and he wants to know why it is brighter than the rest of the stars. Papa Panda says it is a wishing star and asks Cub to make a wish. Cub is excited at the thought, but he does not know what to wish for. He has everything so he asks his father what his wish is. Papa Panda says that he always wants to feel as happy as he is now. What does Cub wish for?

The story captures the parent-child bond beautifully and the conversation between Papa Panda and Cub is adorable, loving, and filled with warmth. Sometimes children need a little help and guidance to achieve their dreams, just like Cub. It is a good story for bedtime storytelling and can be used in classrooms and school libraries for read aloud sessions. The illustrations are colorful and they capture the essence of the story beautifully. Children will find the book tender, warm, loving, and insightful. The parent-child bond is relatable and palpable through the conversation between Papa Panda and Cub. The book carries the message of love and connects well with readers, leaving them with a warm feeling of love and joy. It is a must-read for all parents and children as they will be able to relate to the conversation between Papa Panda and Cub.

DL Ruizon

Sweet, delightful book

Sweet, delightful book. I would recommend it for all children and grandchildren. I bought this for my great-grandsons and they love it and have read it over and over. It sustains the interest of even small children. The author, Angie Flores, has a heart for writing children's books. Love the illustrations!!

Alana Garrigues

Beautiful, Charming, Insightful, Thought-Provoking for Children and Caregivers
This beautifully illustrated book opens the door for big conversations between parent and child through a charming interaction between bear and cub. Great to get kids thinking: What is worth wishing for? What are the consequences? Is there magic in the simple things? The sweet tale is perfect for storytime fun or lulling off to dreamland, and it will entertain child and grown-up alike.

Sheri Fink

Beautiful Book with a Loving Message

"Cub's Wish" is a beautiful book about the special relationship between a parent and a child. With the loving guidance of his father, Cub explores how to make choices that count and discovers what truly matters in life. The gorgeous illustrations and the touching story will warm your heart and help children have sweet dreams. I look forward to the next book by Angie Flores.

D. Kent

A beautifully tender story

A beautifully tender story with some of the most vibrant and skillful illustrations I've ever seen in a picture book. This is the perfect gift for any child who loves Panda Bears or their parents with all their heart. Cub's Wish is sure to be a classic!

Janene Z

Cub's wish is a tender story that tugs at the heart. A panda cub and his father share what they would wish for on the magical star they see in the sky. Their exchange between one another is both warm and stirring. A definite read for a parent and their young child


Tender-Hearted Book Candy!

This book made me so happy for so many reasons--stunning illustrations, tender theme, and lovely parent-child relationship. It's guaranteed to hit you right in the feels and leave you with a lingering note of promise and joy. Reading this book aloud to my nephews is a treat for us all!

Robert Enriquez

Loved it!

The book is a great combination of a compelling story with a message and outstanding artwork to engage little readers!!

Linda Reano


Delightful and beautifully illustrated! The message of the story is perfect for young children.

Antonio Echevarria

We love this book

We love this book! My kindergartener insists on reading it himself. The story is engaging and the illustrations are beautiful.