I Had a Favorite Dress


Price:$16.95


Material Hardcover; 8.9 x 0.4 x 10.8 in., 32 pages
Author Boni Ashburn
Publisher Abrams Books
Illustator Julia Denos
Appropriate Age Range 5 to 7 years old
Open up a fresh and stylish story about growing up and keeping hold of your favorite memories. As the year passes, the narrator’s favorite dress goes through a series of creative changes, from dress to shirt to tank top to scarf and so on, until all that’s left of it is a good memory. Assisted by her patient and crafty mama, the narrator finds that when disaster strikes her favorite things, she doesn’t need to make mountains out of molehills—she “makes molehills out of mountains” instead! Structured around the days of the week, the story is also illustrated to show the passing of the seasons, a perfect complement to the themes of growing older and keeping hold (and letting go) of special mementos.