What every mother (and parent) wishes for her child is a chance to live life at its fullest. McGhee and Reynolds have taken this idea and turned it into a poignant yet simple and pure picture book that will touch readers of all ages. Full color.
Ben's story takes place in 1977 and is told in words. Rose's story in 1927 is told entirely in pictures. Ever since his mother died, Ben feels lost. At home with her father, Rose feels alone. When Ben finds a mysterious clue hidden in his mother's room, both children risk everything to find what's missing.
On her day in town with her mother, a little girl starts off with an empty big green pocketbook--just like her mother's--and along the way collects pieces of her day to put inside, inventing stories for each treasure. Color illustrations. Trophy edition.