This is one of my favourite picture books. The wonderfully detailed illustrations are gorgeous and full of life. I like that this is a story about choosing to live a full, impactful life. I loved watching Alice age from a little girl into a older lady, and I loved Alice's zest for adventure which showed on every page. This book offers a nostalgic glimpse of the past, and parts of the story may feel a bit dated, but it asks the timeless question, what kind of life do you want to lead? The message is that you should try to make the world a more beautiful place which is a simple yet powerful message. It turns out that lupines are an invasive species, which is unfortunate! But there are many other ways to make the world a beautiful place.

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