Review : The lavender blue dress

The Lavender Blue dress is a new  children's picture book, written in rhyme by Aidan Moffat (acclaimed singer/songwriter for the band Arab Strap) and illustrated by Emmeline Pidgen (award winning graphic artist).  The story follows a young girl, Mabel, who feels down because she never has a new dress to the Christmas ball.

Mabel dreams of a dress in Lavender Blue.  She draws pictures and it is what she desires to wear for the ball.  To her though it is just a dream, or is it.  This is a beautiful book that looks at the wishes of one girl and helps to refocus the mind on what truly matters.

My youngest is a huge fan of this book and often brings it to me to read.  She loves the light coloured illustrations which bring the story to life and I particularly like the positive message behind the story.  This is a truly lovely read.


The Hardbook book also features a little surprise inside the cover sleeve.  You are able to cut out a Mabel doll and clothes to dress her up.  This is a great way to play along with the story and encourage children to use their imagination.

I am giving away a copy of the Lavender Blue dress.  Entry is open to UK residents and is via the Rafflecopter below.  Giveaway closes on 26th October 2014 at Midnight.  Full t&c on widget  Good luck


All thoughts in this review are my own. 

4 Comments

  1. I have a lovely red satin dress that I like to wear at Christmas - it is really pretty and I wear it with gold heeled sandals! I only wear it around Christmas or New year!

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  2. Wouldn't say I had a special christams outfit and cannt remember having one when I was younger we would always wear what ever we was brought for Christmas but I do love the Christmas jumper I brought last year with a big sparkly robin on t and wondering when the earliest time to wear it is!

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  3. I don't really dress up for Christmas, I do like a nice wooly jumper

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  4. When I was younger I had a handmade cape, it was blue with a peacock feather lining - I loved it, I think I twirled all day x

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