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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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Quotes & Awards

  • “What could have been yet another example of kindergarten consumerism instead becomes one of resourcefulness and resilience.”

    New York Times

  • “A spunky story about adjusting to change with creativity and style. Tailor-made, so to speak, for the Etsy generation of DIY enthusiasts.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “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

  • “A little girl has a favorite dress that she wears always on Tuesday because that is her favorite day of the week. One day it is too short but her mother tells her not to worry…This is a story that is not only original but engaging. The spirited child with her ever changing favorite day of the week to correspond with each new clothing item and her endlessly creative mother are a perfect duo. A nice mother-daughter share, especially if mom is one who sews.”

    Children’s Literature

  • “A charming interpretation of an old story that will speak to young fashionistas.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “What happens when a little girl’s dress becomes too small, but she can’t bear to part with it because it’s her favorite dress? Narrator Bahni Turpin tells us with joyful high tones and a musical intonation that captures the little girl’s 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. 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.”


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About the Author

Boni Ashburn is the author of Hush, Little Dragon, and Over at the Castle.