Rosie and the Pre-Loved Dress (Hardcover)
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Rosie falls in love with a dress at her thrift store, and when she gets it home, she discovers the name Mila on the tag. Rosie's imagination takes off, wondering if Mila likes the same things Rosie does. When Rosie grows out of the dress, she adds her name to the tag and passes it on. I love the dual points of recycling textiles and learning to let things go, lessons that all readers can appreciate.— Chelsea
When Rosie finds the most beautiful yellow dress at her local thrift store, the first thing she notices when she brings it home is a name written on the tag: Mila. Rosie wonders if Mila liked any of the same things she did, and what amazing things Mila might have done in the dress.
The dress makes Rosie feel like her best self--like she can do anything. But soon it’s time to donate the dress so someone else can make their own memories with it. Letting it go is hard, but Rosie smiles when she wonders what the dress’s next owner will do while wearing it….
The joy and wonder of recycled clothing is brought to life by Leanne Hatch's charming text and whimsical illustrations.
“[An] engaging read-aloud. . . Cheerful digital artwork reflects the tone of the writing. With a realistic portrayal of an imaginative character, this picture book shows both her strong emotional attachment to a special item of clothing and her healthy attitude toward letting it go when the time has come.” –Booklist