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.
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"What happens when a little girlÕs dress becomes too small, but she canÕt bear to part with it because itÕs her favorite dress? Narrator Bahni Turpin tells us with joyful high tones and a musical intonation that captures the little girlÕs imagination, disappointment, and subsequent joy as she and her mother come up with creative solutions to extend the life of the dress through numerous transformations. TurpinÕs singsong modulations capture the lightheartedness of this story and the protagonistÕs cuteness. Musical accompaniment adds to the upbeat mood and the themes of growing up and active problem solving. M.F. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"
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