Is there any way Mabel can have a beautiful dress to wear to the Christmas party?"Mabel knew many girls at school, some were weird, some were cool; some were friendly, some not quite; some were clever, some less bright; some loved books, some weren t keen; some were nice and some were mean. "So begins Aidan Moffat s charming and delightful tale. The first children s book from the acclaimed indie singer-songwriter, it tells the story of Mabel, a little girl who wants nothing more than a beautiful dress to wear to her Christmas ball. Mabel s family can t afford to get her the lavender blue dress she wants, but can they find another way to send her to the ball in a beautiful gown? This sweet tale is perfect bedtime reading, teaching children about the value of friendship and family over material goods. It is beautifully illustrated by award-winning artist Emmeline Pidgen, bringing Moffat s wonderful words to life."
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Dr Sue Knowles is a senior clinical psychologist with longstanding experience of working with young people and their carers in a range of settings. She works for the psychological services organisation Changing Minds UK [www.changingmindsuk.com].
Dr Bridie Gallagher is a senior clinical psychologist working with adolescents in acute inpatient environments a