I Had a Favorite Dress

A fresh and stylish story about growing up and keeping hold of your favorite memories.

By Boni Ashburn Read by Bahni Turpin Children’s Fiction / Family Life / Humorous English, Unabridged 8m Sell Sheet Also available on
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1 Audio CDs March 10, 2015 $9.99 $9.99 9781633797888 Add to Cart
							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.

"Turpin's singsong modulations capture the lightheartedness of this story and the protagonist's cuteness. Musical accompaniment adds to the upbeat mood of this sweet story and its themes of growing up and active problem solving." - AudioFile Magazine

" Fun and engaging, this will resonate with children of all ages." - School Library Journal (audio review)

"What could have been yet another example of kindergarten consumerism instead becomes one of resourcefulness and resilience." - New York Times

"Breezy in style, they smartly stitch each scene of alteration as the not-so-little girl sashays through the days of the week and the seasons. A charming interpretation of an old story that will speak to young fashionistas." - Kirkus Reviews

"Denos's multimedia illustrations reinforce the narrator's vibrant personality and the amazing transformations of the dress while capturing the action and emotion of the story. This book is sure to capture the imaginations of would-be seamstresses; children who can't bear to part with a favorite item; and those who want to reduce, reuse, recycle." - School Library Journal

"Everyone is smiling in the buoyant confections created by illustrator Julia Denos - including, it's fair to say, young readers looking at them. Endearing picture book." - Wall Street Journal