Book Reviews of The Hundred Dresses

The Hundred Dresses
The Hundred Dresses
Author: Eleanor Estes, Louis Slobodkin (Illustrator)
ISBN-13: 9780152052607
ISBN-10: 0152052607
Publication Date: 9/1/2004
Pages: 96
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 21 ratings
Publisher: Harcourt
Book Type: Paperback
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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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From School Library Journal
Grade 3-6-Friendship, peer pressure, regret, and courage are all issues that are integral to this Newbery Honor book by Eleanor Estes (Harcourt, 1944). Wanda Petronski tells classmates she has a hundred dresses of all varieties in her closet at home. So why does she always wear the same old worn dress to school? The teasing that follows seems harmless, but it's not. This book explores the hurt that comes from thoughtless words, and offers a painful, but heart-warming lesson in forgiveness. Christina Moore reads the unabridged story with warmth and expression. The author's carefully chosen words stand on their own without the distraction of sound effects or music. This is a well-done production of an exceptional book that has earned its place as a childhood classic.
Teresa Bateman, Brigadoon Elementary School, Federal Way, WA
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This was my favorite book when I was a child. I was so happy to get a copy to share with my grandchildren.
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Whole class, small group, and read aloud activities and strategies to guide your students throught the trade book.
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A very touching story. It makes you think twice about how you want to treat somebody.
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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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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 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.
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Horrible book. Shallow. Not edifying.
Popular girl & her cowardly,(because they know it's wrong and do nothing about it) pack of friends daily pick on a 'less than' other child. The victim takes their torment with great class. In the end the actions of the children who tease daily drive the girls family to move away. The antagonist girls feel bad...(kind of) and somehow it ends on a happy note...'We'll never do that again'. Totally discounting the lasting harm that was done. No true repentance or reconciliation. Reminded me of a well known children's Christian cartoon. 30 mins of teaching wrongs actions followed by 1 min of 'Now children...don't do that! I am glad I read this before my child did.
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A lovely story for children. A lesson in tolerance.
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good children's book - teaches values.