Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Charlotte’s Very Own Dress by Trisha Krauss - OPTIONAL

Krauss, Trisha Charlotte’s Very Own Dress, PICTUREBOOK. Penguin Random House, 2016. $16.99. Content: G.  

Charlotte is the youngest of 6 sisters. She gets to keep all their old toys, and she is very good at fixing them up and making them “better than new”, but she also has to wear all their hand-me-down clothes.  Charlotte doesn’t like this because by the time the clothes get passed down to her, they are pretty ragged.  Now, her parents are having a fancy dress party and Charlotte wants a dress that is her very own, so her sisters gather the best parts from all the old dresses and put them together to make a beautiful new one. 

Darling illustrations,and a cute story, but I can’t help wondering why parents who are affluent enough to have servants and throw fancy dress parties make their daughters wear hand-me-downs.  

EL (K-3) - OPTIONAL  Lisa Librarian

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