A child receives a pair of overalls from her mother and wisely learns that though her pockets can hold many things, they cannot hold smiles, her imagination, or her mother's love.
First place winner for Juvenile or Young Adult Short Story in the 2010 Frontiers in Writing Contest, Pockets is about a young child with a vivid imagination.
After receiving a pair of overalls from her mother, she discovers all the things that her pockets will hold. She can carry her toys, a snack, and even her frog friend, Frank, in her many pockets. She also learns that her pockets cannot contain the things that are most important in life. They cannot hold her imagination, smiles, hugs, or her mother's love.
Pockets is a mother and son collaboration, with beautiful illustrations by Sean Black.