A Dress with Pockets

Lily Murray

Illustrated by Jenny Løvlie

Ages 2 to 5
31 March 2022
32 pages


"Destined to become a beloved classic" – The I

A funny and frock-filled story for modern children who don't just want sequins and sparkles on their dresses, from rising star Lily Murray and Waterstones Prize-winning illustrator, Jenny Lovlie.

Lucy and Aunt Augusta are dress shopping. And, at the Fabulous Fashion Store, there are dresses to suit just about everyone. There are fancy dresses, frilly dresses, stripy dresses, silly dresses, sun dresses, fun dresses, blue dresses, green. . . But Lucy doesn't care about frills or lace. She wants a dress WITH POCKETS. And as she wades through the titchy dresses, witchy dresses, very, very itchy dresses, she starts to worry about where she's going to put her leaves, and nettles, and delicate petals, her magical spells and beautiful shells. . . The hunt is on: will Lucy find the dress of her dreams?

A lighthearted story with a subtle feminist undertone that celebrates the joy of pockets, and how they can unleash the inquisitive, adventurous spirit of all young children.

Smart, funny and joyful, destined to become a beloved classic
The perfect book for all of my children. It’s colourful, fun and full of possibilities. The illustrations are just gorgeous, so playful and fun with beautiful, captivating colours. For every child who loves to dream big and have fantastic adventures, this is the book for them.
Fun, colourful illustrations