Arlene is a little girl who loves to make things. She begins by making presents for her doll, Maggie. As she grows up, she moves on to creating gifts for her own children and grandchildren. This is a lovely story that is designed to help children see a different side of the elders in their lives and understand that they were once children, too.
My Rating: 3 Stars!
This was a simple story. It spoke of the love between children, parents and grandparents. It also explained to the children reading the story that everyone starts out young and then ages and carries on family traditions. It was a quietly told story that would be perfect for "wind down" times with small kids.
The illustrations are cute but I wished to see a bit more color and detail. The story itself could have used a little more action and imagination in my opinion, but still a nice book overall.
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