A Dress with Pockets (Paperback)Lily Murray (author), Jenny Lovlie (illustrator)
Practical pockets triumph over frills and sparkles in this brilliantly joyous picture book about finding a perfect dress that sends a subtly feminist message and celebrates embracing your own dreams.
A funny and frock-filled story for modern girls who don't just want sequins and sparkles on their dresses, from rising star Lily Murray and Waterstones Prize-winning illustrator, Jenny Lovlie.
Lucy and Aunt Augusta are dress shopping. And, at the Fabulous Fashion Store, there are dresses to suit just about everyone. There are fancy dresses, frilly dresses, stripy dresses, silly dresses, sun dresses, fun dresses, blue dresses, green... but Lucy doesn't care about frills or lace. She wants a dress WITH POCKETS. And as she wades through the titchy dresses, witchy dresses, very, very itchy dresses, she starts to worry about where she's going to put her leaves, and nettles, and delicate petals, her magical spells and beautiful shells... The hunt is on: will Lucy find the dress of her dreams?
A lighthearted story with a subtle feminist undertone that celebrates the joy of pockets, and how they can unleash the inquisitive, adventurous spirit of all young children.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 186 g
Dimensions: 250 x 250 x 5 mm
The perfect book for all of my children. It's colourful, fun and full of possibilities. The illustrations are just gorgeous, so playful and fun with beautiful, captivating colours. For every child who loves to dream big and have fantastic adventures, this is the book for them. * Mini Travellers *
Fun, colourful illustrations -- Newbury Weekly News
Playful rhyming dialogue and intricate, enticing pictures perfectly convey the need for children's clothes with inbuilt freedom to explore. -- Imogen Russell Williams * The Guardian *
Our favourite picturebook of the year! A wonderful story about the importance of pockets, and of nurturing the inquisitive and adventurous streak in all children. A charming and important story, beautifully told and illustrated. * Bristol 24/7 *
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“Imaginative, expressive and full of possibility”
We are big fans of Lily Murray's picture books in our house and this one is no different. This collaboration with Jenny Lovelie sees a softer palette than her previous books (the pastels feel perfect for spring!)... More
“The dress of dreams”
Such a lovely story, filled with all types of descriptive language and ideas for discussion. I can thoroughly recommend if you’re looking for a book that encourages asking for what you need, and also a healthy... More
“For Militant Women Everywhere! Pocket Power”
It is Lucy's birthday. Her chic aunt, Augusta takes her to the Fabulous Fashion Store, where she is presented with dresses of every kind:
'Titchy dresses, witch dresses, very, very itchy dresses!... More
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