Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Wishful Thinking (The Misadventures of Benjamin Bartholomew Piff, #2)” as Want to Read:
Wishful Thinking (The Misadventures of Benjamin Bartholomew Piff, #2)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Wishful Thinking (The Misadventures of Benjamin Bartholomew Piff #2)

by
3.85  ·  Rating Details ·  175 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Benjamin Bartholomew Piff thought all of his wishes had finally come true—he’s traded in his soggy cot at Pinch’s Home for Wayward Boys for a Feathered Funicula at the Wishworks Factory. He’s even been named manager of Kids’ Birthday Wishes (ages 3–12)—and he can’t wait to settle in to his new (and improved!) life. But when Ben slips briefly and reveals his identity, his s ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published July 5th 2007 by Grosset & Dunlap (first published 2007)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Wishful Thinking, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Wishful Thinking

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Celestia
Feb 06, 2015 Celestia rated it really liked it
The story has the main character of Benjamin Bartholomew Biff. His cousin, named Penelope Pauline Piff, took over the Wishworks factory. She and Thornblood have soldiers. Thornblood is the president of Curseworks factory. So Benjamin has to find Candlewick because he disappeared when his cousin took over the factory. They need him to get the secret weapons working. They go and find him. They keep on fighting against the horrible sniffers and the spider monkeys. They take the factory back. They c ...more
Scribblegirl
Apr 10, 2008 Scribblegirl rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: young fans of Harry Potter
Readers too young for Harry Potter may enjoy this series but would do better having mom or dad read it to or along with them, as there are lots of footnotes that add flavor to the story but are also more than a little distracting and may sidetrack younger readers. I would not recommend it for a child with poor or mediocre reading comprehension skills.
Brinlie Searle
Jan 27, 2009 Brinlie Searle rated it really liked it
It'd be hard to understand unless you've read the 1st one. It was pretty cute and for me it was an easy-read. It kind of shows you should give time to your kids or else they'll bring world-havoc. It also shows you should be careful what you say because it might be the last thing you get to say to them. Oh and also jealousy is a bad feeling that you shouldn't harbor.
Mallory
Jul 06, 2008 Mallory rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series
Not as good as the first book, but still a very quick read and an enjoyable one.
Laura McGregor
Jan 21, 2016 Laura McGregor rated it really liked it
Good book with a cliff-hanger ending. My son and I enjoyed reading it.
Danielle Wood
Apr 07, 2011 Danielle Wood rated it it was ok
Not any better than the first one!
Lokien
Aug 22, 2011 Lokien rated it liked it
Now were getting to the challenge. I love the characters and name play.
Roy
Apr 19, 2009 Roy rated it liked it
A fun little book. Quite imaginative.
Christina
Apr 02, 2008 Christina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: junior-fiction
A really fun book I read with Caleb. All about the mysterious world of wishes! A great book for the kiddos!
Dorthea
Jun 04, 2013 Dorthea rated it liked it
If you like reading children's books read this one. This is a fun, lighthearted book.
Theresa
Jan 12, 2013 Theresa rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
lovely next book in the series. Lovers of Harry Potter or How to train your dragon should give this series a try.
Cecilia Rodriguez
Sep 08, 2015 Cecilia Rodriguez rated it liked it
Ben has recently been promoted to Manager of Kid's birthday wishes, and on his first solo mission, he makes a very big mistake.
Ben sets off on a quest to correct the his error and save Wishworks.
Michaela
Michaela rated it liked it
Jan 18, 2016
Hewan
Hewan rated it really liked it
Jul 20, 2012
Heather
Heather rated it liked it
Jul 29, 2008
Kade Sparks
Kade Sparks rated it liked it
Nov 25, 2012
Isabel
Isabel rated it it was amazing
Jun 20, 2013
Heather Rose
Heather Rose rated it really liked it
Jan 04, 2014
Nicholas
Nicholas rated it it was amazing
Jun 24, 2014
Nancy
Nancy rated it it was ok
Sep 07, 2008
Liz
Liz rated it it was amazing
May 10, 2009
Shelli
Shelli rated it really liked it
Feb 03, 2008
Brad
Brad rated it really liked it
Aug 11, 2009
Ausbos
Ausbos rated it it was amazing
Feb 11, 2012
Devina  Boughton
Devina Boughton rated it really liked it
Jan 15, 2014
Tanya
Tanya rated it it was amazing
Nov 06, 2009
Erica
Erica rated it it was amazing
Aug 19, 2013
Kaitlyn
Kaitlyn rated it liked it
May 26, 2011
Jeremy
Jeremy rated it really liked it
Feb 28, 2013
Heba
Heba rated it liked it
Nov 11, 2012
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Little Darlings
  • Spirited Away Picture Book
  • Smurf dan Krwakakrwa (Kisah Smurf)
  • Birdie's Book (The Fairy Godmother Academy, #1)
  • Jasper Dash and the Flame-Pits of Delaware (Pals in Peril #3)
  • We Hold These Truths (Benjamin Pratt & the Keepers of the School, #5)
  • Spirits in the Park (Gods of Manhattan, #2)
  • Odd, Weird & Little
  • The Journal of Jasper Jonathan Pierce: A Pilgrim Boy (My Name Is America)
  • Merlin and the Dragons
  • The Unicorn’s Tale (Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist, #4)
  • The Witchy Worries of Abbie Adams
  • The Cottage in the Woods
  • Pandas
  • Kringle
  • Lily Quench and the Black Mountains (Lily Quench, #2)
  • The Quest for Paradise: The Return to the Kingdom of Fantasy (The Kingdom of Fantasy #2)
  • The Cheetah Girls: Supa-Dupa Sparkle, Books #5-8

Other Books in the Series

The Misadventures of Benjamin Bartholomew Piff (4 books)
  • You Wish (The Misadventures of Benjamin Bartholomew Piff, #1)
  • Wishing Well (The Misadventures of Benjamin Bartholomew Piff, #3)
  • Wish You Were Here (The Misadventures of Benjamin Bartholomew Piff #4)

Share This Book