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A love letter to hard work and shared legacy. — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


A vibrant celebration of intergenerational connection, community, and the joy of a spin around the neighborhood, this cheerful picture book also has a sweet message about holding tight to old items and traditions, recognizing that everyday wear and tear (of both things and people) means a life well lived.  — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

[A]n affectionate intergenerational story about “the importance of taking care of old and forgotten things” as well as learning “just the right tools” to move forward. — Publishers Weekly

In Tripplett’s charming debut picture book, [this] warm intergenerational friendship shows that a purposeful partnership can revitalize treasured memories as well as machines. — Booklist

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“This story strikes a balance between the celebratory aspects of the holiday and its historical origins. The strength of family and the power of community come through clearly.” ― Kirkus Reviews

“This story offers a poignant and deeply meaningful look at the holiday through the eyes of one extended family. Tripplett’s text is a heartfelt ode to the holiday… O’Brien’s smooth, emotion-packed illustrations are the perfect counterpart, uplifting the text and sharing a story of their own.”

― School Library Journal

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