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Hundred Dresses
Hundred Dresses
Author: Eleanor Estes
Never out of print since its 1944 publication, this tender story offers readers of all ages a timeless message of compassion and understanding. At its heart is Wanda Petronski, an immigrant girl in an American school, who is ridiculed for wearing the same faded blue dress every day. When she tells her classmates that she has one hundred dresses ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780606329354
ISBN-10: 0606329358
Publication Date: 12/27/2004
Reading Level: Ages 9-12

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Publisher: Turtleback Books Distributed by Demco Media
Book Type: Turtleback
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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This is a short, beautiful book about a poor, small town girl who claims to have one hundred dresses in her closet, yet every day wears the same one. The girls in class only notice her when they are teasing her, until one day, she stops showing up to school. The thing I love about this book is that it is told from the point of view of the popular girls who tease her. A great book for discussion of the golden rule and bullying perfect for a read-aloud. DRA Level 34, Guided Reading Level O
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I remember my fourth grade teacher reading this book to us. Then, years later, I read it to my daughter. It's a wonderful book to read with your children & let them know we're all different. There's no reason to put down someone else just because they're different -- find out what makes them unique & build that into a strength!
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This 79-page children's novel is part of the Sonlight curriculum for Kindergarten/1st grade. It is a story about two girls whose new classmate claims she has 100 dresses. The girls tease her about her claim, only to discover later that they were wrong. A great book for young girls to teach them to be kind to others, why other girls may brag, and why not to tease.
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good story - thought provoking.
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"I've got a hundred dresses." Nobody can believe it---Wanda wears the same old blue dress every day. "A hundred dresses-all lined up!" If Wanda really does have a hundred dresses, she's keeping them hidden....but why?
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Wanda Petronski is that girl who doesn't quite fit in with her classmates. She wears her one clean, but shabby dress everyday, but describes the hundred dress she has at home. Th girls make fun of her, but learn a lesson when she moves away to the big city.
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This book is a wonderful resource for a teacher or a parent. This is a great resource for a lesson on anti-bullying. Every teacher or parent of a child in 3rd-5th grade should have this book and others like it. If we don't teach children repsect for others, and tolerance who will?
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A very touching story. It makes you think twice about how you want to treat somebody.
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A lovely story for children. A lesson in tolerance.
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This was a cute story. Helps kids see what damage can be caused by being unkind to others. It spawned some great conversations about being kind to others even if they are different from us.