This gorgeous book is a delicate work of art and a heartwarming celebration of motherhood. The front and back cover tie together when the book is fully opened, revealing a circle of six 3D paper-sculpture scenes. In the first colorful tableau, "a mother gives her daughter her first treasures: tenderness, generosity, and joy."
Throughout the story, the little girl grows up, falls in love, and gets married—receiving on her wedding day her mother's enchanted tiara, "a talisman of happiness, and faithful conveyor of stories."
The touching final illustration features the girl, now a pregnant woman, admiring the Parisian skyline...and the story begins anew! What a lovely gift for new mothers and cherished matriarchs alike! (CH)