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Love, Loss and What I Wore by Ilene Beckerman

 Love, Loss and What I Wore
Today I am sharing Love, Loss and What I wore by Ilene Beckerman. An old one but a good one.

It is such a simple book, no more than 140 pages, with an illustration on the right of each turn and a story of each illustration on the left. She illustrated the clothes her mom made for her, the dress she wore to a date with her crush, the "going-out" shoe, the drug store make-up, her wedding dress, and clothes she borrowed from her best friends. Through the illustrations of the clothes she wore, she told the stories of her life, elegantly, touchingly and succinctly.

The illustrations in the book are beautiful. Ilene might not be the most skilled illustrator, but each illustration is so vivid, full-of-details and touching. It reminds me of why I started illustrating - discovering little things that touches me everyday, remembering moments that passes by so fast, and telling stories that reminds me of the beauty of life.

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