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The Big Green Pocketbook

The Big Green Pocketbook

By Candice Ransom
Illustrated by Felicia Bond

ISBN-10: 0064433951
ISBN-13: 978-0064433952

Read the true story behind
The Big Green Pocketbook.

On her day in town with her mother, a little girl starts off with an empty big green pocketbook—just like her mother’s—and along the way collects pieces of her day to put inside, inventing stories for each treasure.


“Studded with inventive imagery … A playful and most suitable setting for this winsome story with its timeless theme.”

“Bond’s cheerful illustrations show a lively youngster exploring and enjoying the world around her.”

25 Years of 5-Star Reviews! The Big Green Pocketbook is officially a classic!

Absolutely Brill:)

“Wow, what a sweet book … This is a delightful book that moms and daughters will enjoy, but both boys and girls like hearing it, and seeing the usual best from Candice Ransom and Felicia Bond’s wonderful illustrations.”

Absolutely enchanting

This is my favorite book to give as a little girl birthday present (although my son loves it too).  What little one doesn’t love a day of special attention and big girl errands with a parent?  Definitely one of our favorites and a real treasure.”

But he LOVED it!

I was a bit worried about getting this one for my very ‘boy’ son.  But he LOVED it!  I also did it with my preschool class, all but one are Boys, they too loved it!”

This was one of my favorite books …

This was one of my favorite books to read to my sister when she was little, and now I have read to my own little girls.  A book that several generations can enjoy is always a gem.”

Activities to Fill Your Own Pocketbook (or Pocket):

Afternoons with Amy - Activities for The Big Green Pocketbook

Afternoons with Amy

Mom blogger and homeschool educator Amy, shares how she modeled the fun of collecting mementos with her children, just like in The Big Green Pocketbook.

Icon - The Big Green Pocketbook Lapbook and Printables


The Big Green Pocketbook Lapbook and Printables

Icon - The Big Green Pocketbook | Teaching Guide from the Maryland Council on Economic Education

Teaching Guide

Provided by the Maryland Council on Economic Education


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The Big Green Pocketbook