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The Hundred Dresses
The Hundred Dresses
Author: Eleanor Estes, Louis Slobodkin (Illustrator)
Wanda Petronski, a little Polish girl in an American school, is laughed at because she always wears a faded blue dress, until her classmates learn a lesson.
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ISBN-13: 9780156423502
ISBN-10: 0156423502
Publication Date: 4/17/1974
Pages: 80
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 26 ratings
Publisher: Voyager Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 3
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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Helpful Score: 2
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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Helpful Score: 2
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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Helpful Score: 1
good story - thought provoking.
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Helpful Score: 1
"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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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.


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