- Paperback: 32 pages
- Age Range: 4 - 8 years
- Publisher: HarperCollins (April 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780064433952
- ISBN-13: 978-0064433952
- ASIN: 0064433951
- Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 677,667 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Big Green Pocketbook Paperback – 1 Apr 1995
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"Studded with inventive imagery. . . . A playful and most suitable setting for this winsome story with its timeless theme."--" Publisher's Weekly
About the Author
Felicia Bond is both writer and illustrator of Tumble Bumble, The Day It Rained Hearts, the Poinsettia books, and many others. She painted the art for numerous other award-winning books, including those in the much loved If You Give . . . series and the contemporary classic Big Red Barn. She lived for many years in New York and currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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This story is told by the little girl who is going to town with her mother for the morning.
She has a big green pocketbook, just like Mama's, but hers is empty and she can't find anything to put inside it.
Mama says "hurry", because the bus is coming, so the little girl brings her empty pocketbook along anyway.
During the course of the morning, she gathers many treasures and by the time the bus comes to return the girl and her mother home, her pocketbook is full.
The little girl's view of the world is refreshing and enchanting.
She observes that the cool marble walls in the bank smell like pennies. And she is amazed that, at the drycleaners, the machine knows exactly where to stop for mama's suit.
This is a delightful book that moms and daughters will enjoy, but both boys and girls will like hearing it, and seeing the usual best from Candice Ransom and Felicia Bond's wonderful illustrations.
The most attractive element for a little girl is obvious. She identifies herself with the little girl in the story, going around town running errands with the mother, collecting little things on the way. The story portrays the bond between the mother and daughter in a natural manner. Nothing to draw your tears or tug your heart, but you could feel the warmth.