Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Children's Book Review -- I Had a Favorite Dress by Boni Ashburn (Plus Giveaway)

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2011
ISBN 978-1-4197-0016-3
Buy from Amazon.com



Summary:

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.


My Review:

I can't stop raving about this book to my girlfriends with little fashionistas of their own.  Even though Savannah is too young to relate to the story, she still loves to play dress up.  I am amazed at the 3 closets full of clothes she has, and the number of shoes she has already acquired at 14 months old.  I can only image how she will be when she gets a little bit older.  In regards to this book, I love how the author, inspired by her own daughter, wrote about a young girl recycled her favorite dress.  As the young girl grew, she outgrew her favorite dress.  But, her mother turned this favorite item into various other clothing items that the little girl could wear and fall in love with. The illustrations fit perfectly with the story.  They really captured both mine and Savannah's attention, and we couldn't wait to turn the page and see what special creation the young girl's mother turned her favorite dress into.  

I can't wait until Savannah gets older to read this book to her, and have her appreciate this wonderful book.  If you have a young fashion diva, or daughter who loves to hang on to special mementos, then you should definitely pick up this book and share it with her today.  She will just love it!  In addition, she will learn about the changing seasons and days of the week.  So, she will learn while enjoying a delightful story.

About the Author:


Boni Ashburn is the author of Hush, Little Dragon and Over at the Castle. She lives in Houghton, Michigan, with her husband and their four children. Visit BoniAshburn.com. 


---GIVEAWAY---

One lucky Inspired by Savannah reader will win a copy of this book to share with that special little girl in their life.  To enter, simply complete the MANDATORY ENTRY first, and then as many EXTRA ENTRIES as you like.  Make sure to include your email address with each comment, so that I can contact you if you win.  Good luck!

MANDATORY ENTRY:  Who would you like to win this book for?

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Enter to #win a copy of Boni Ashburn's I Had a Favorite Dress  @rmccoy1234 http://ctmomreviews.blogspot.com/ #giveaway (Ends 9/29)

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Open to US residents only. Giveaway ends on September 29, 2011 at 11:59PM EST. I will then use Random.org to choose a winner. Winner will have 48 hrs. to respond to my email to claim prize. If I don't hear back from selected winner, I will draw another winner.



Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of this book in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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