- May 26 & 27 - All libraries CLOSED for Memorial Day
I know very well the sentimental attachment some kids (and some adults too!) have to their favorite outfit… and how distressing it can be when that piece of clothing becomes too small or too shabby to wear any longer. In the new picture book I had a favorite dress by Boni Ashburn, it is Mama’s creativity and talent for sewing that comes to the rescue when a little girl’s favorite pink dress first gets too small to wear and thus becomes a shirt. The shirt then goes on to become a tank top, which then turns into a skirt, and then a scarf, and then a pair of socks, and finally a hair bow. But when even the hair bow is reduced to a few scraps, this time it is the girl herself who knows what to make out of the scraps… a picture of herself wearing all of the different forms of her dress. Readers who are familiar with the 2000 Caldecott Medal winner Joseph had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback will recognize the repurposing theme of this updated version. This new tale also cleverly weaves in the concepts of the days of the week and the change of the seasons.