About the Book
Author: Marianne Jones
Illustrator: Karen Reinikka
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Number of Pages: 34
Synopsis: 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.
Arlene discovers, at a young age, that she enjoys making crafts from leftover scraps of material never letting anything go to waste. Her hobby follows her into adulthood and she makes clothes and toys for her own children and grandchildren.
This touching story reminds us of a great-grandmother's special place in our lives and the beautiful gifts they offer. I was blessed enough to know my great-grandmas and I remember her taking time to help me make clothes for my dolls out of extra material. It was a special moment shared, that I will cherish forever. The simple, yet vibrant illustrations are engaging and children will enjoy seeing the many gifts Arlene produces.
I recommend picking up a copy. Available on Amazon.