About the Book and Author and Illustrator
A story with a happy ending that will resonate with anyone who has yearned for something they spotted in a shop window, causing them to scrimp and save whilst dreaming about being able to wear it one day.
And brilliantly refreshing that in this particular case the character is a little boy who sees a shimmering, red sequinned evening gown endorsing the message that gender rules need not apply to clothes.
People should be allowed to wear what makes us feel good and comfortable with themselves.
The story is told in rhyme and beautifully illustrated as you can see in from the photos of the inside pages below.
Editors Note: I still remember the acute disappointment when I was denied the strappy gold sandals I saw in BHS as a six-year-old!
I love how the little boy gets to wear whatever he wants to wear and dance around and be happy in the red dress.
This book is now one of my favourite books. I love how the little boy gets to wear whatever he wants to wear and dance around and be happy in the red dress.
I felt a bit sad when the dress was gone after all his hard work. But it was a lovely surprise at the end for the little boy and for me to see him so happy and to be himself.
He was very pleased and so was I. I have loved reading the book with my Mummy and Daddy.
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- Name: Edith
- Age: 6 years
- Likes: swimming, Lego and outdoor play
- Dislikes: the dark and loud noises
- Favourite Book: The Kitchen Disco by Clare Foges
- Favourite Song: Miss Polly had a Dolly
- Favourite Film: Spiderman