Story and pictures by Barbara Cooney
As a child Great-aunt Alice Rumphius resolved that when she grew up she would go to faraway places, live by the sea in her old age, and do something to make the world more beautiful- and she does all those things, the last being the most difficult of all.
This book is one of my favorites. There is a message in here for everyone. It's a great read out loud, that can be read over and over.
Rating- Buy it in hardcover, the paperback will wear out.