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Authors: Boni Ashburn

I Had a Favorite Dress

For Lily,
my favoritest girly girl
— B.A.

For my littlest sister, Shauna,
with love, admiration,
and hand-me-downs
— J.D.

The illustrations in this book were made using
watercolor, graphite, colored pencil, needle and
thread, digital collage, and a bit of Photoshop here
and there.

Cataloging-in-Publication Data has been applied for
and may be obtained from the Library of Congress.
ISBN 978-1-4197-0016-3

Text copyright © 2011 Boni Ashburn
Illustrations copyright © 2011 Julia Denos

Book design by Chad W. Beckerman

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I had a favorite dress that was my favoritest
dress ever.

I wore it every
, because
was my favorite day of the week.

But one Tuesday, I put on my favorite dress . . .
and it was too short! Mama said so. Uh-oh!

I couldn't bear the thought of not wearing my favoritest
dress. So I moaned and I groaned, I complained, distraught . . .

“You're overwrought, dear, it's clear,” Mama said. “Don't make
mountains out of molehills. Make molehills out of mountains.”

Well, that wasn't very clear at
, I thought,
but why not
something out of my dress?

So I asked my mama, “Mama, dear . . .”

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