Parents of little girls will appreciate the drama that the young girl in this picture book experiences when she outgrows her favorite dress. Her resourceful mother responds to her daughter’s pout by turning it into a shirt. Of course, children keep growing, so when the shirt sleeves become too tight, Mom makes a tank top and eventually a skirt, a scarf, a pair of socks and eventually a hair bow. The protagonist of the story learns to turn lemons into lemonade. Denos’ cheerful, colorful illustrations add to the optimism of the story.
A former teacher, Jennifer Minicus is currently a full-time wife and mother.