Five Children and It - E. Nesbit

I took my time, but finally, I sat and finished. I'm so happy.

 

This is a charming book. Beyond the general cautionary about wishes, the kids learn the downsides of some of the usual daydreams one has a child. I admit I had a blast waiting to see how some of the wishes would go wrong. Some I could foresee, some turned bad in unexpected, spectacular and laughter inducing ways.

 

And in the end, their basic, starting, never stated wish did get granted: they certainly had a vacation that was not boring at all.