After a fire destroys their home and possessions, Rosa saves all of her pennies, her mother saves all of the tips from her waitressing job and her grandmother saves any change leftover from the market until they can afford to buy one big, comfortable chair that all three of them can enjoy. A touching story about family strength, perseverance, and the value of striving for a goal.
"A superbly conceived [Caldecott Honor] picture book expressing the joyful spirit of a loving family." -- Horn Book
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"Williams' illustrations are energetic watercolor paintings brimming with color and a cozy, indulgent expressionism. Intense roses, blues, yellows, and greens vie for attention in the pictures' blocky compositions, where natty patterning adds extra spice. A striking, offbeat backdrop for a loving story." -- Scientific American
|Recommended Age||3 - 8|
|Author||Vera B. Williams|
|Illustrator||Vera B. Williams|
|Publication Date||Aug 1, 1984|
|Award Winners||Caldecott Honor, Parents’ Choice Award|