Although Ann Estelle focuses on her wish list as Christmas approaches, her best memories have little to do with the presents she receives. In this touching story, you'll meet a little girl who immerses herself in Christmas. She puts lots of effort into making a super-long wish list, but as Christmas Day ends, she realizes that the happiness of the day has nothing to do with what you get.
Ann Estelle knows she can't be the Queen of Easter without the right hat--one with lots of long ribbons flowing down her back and plenty of flowers on it. But this year, her mom buys a plain straw hat with a single ribbon and almost no flowers. She tries to like it and be happy with it, but one day when she leaves it outside, a strange and wonderful thing happens to the hat, forcing her to wear last year's hat. Indeed, she wears last year's hat, but not without working her own magic on it first.
Enthusiastic second-grader Ann Estelle decides to make the best valentine's box ever to hold all of the valentines she's expecting to receive. But she gets so caught up in decorating the box that she completely forgets to make valentines to send. Full color.
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