Oliver Button Is a Sissy

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1979 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
A little boy must come to terms with being teased and ostracized because he’d rather read books, paint pictures, and tap-dance than participate in sports. “There is a good balance between the simple text . . . and the expressive pictures . . . an attractive little book.”--School Library Journal

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User Review  - JackieOttman - LibraryThing

Oliver doesn't like the typical boy things. He likes art, plays, acting, walking in the woods... He is made fun of by the boys and the girls stick up for him. He enters the talent show but doesn't win; however Oliver is a Star and is appreciated for his differences. Read full review

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User Review  - breksarah - LibraryThing

I like this book because it shows how misleading stereotypes can be. It is the story of a young boy who likes to dance. Throughout the story, perspectives begin to change and people begin to realize ... Read full review

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Tomie dePaola is the author and/or illustrator of more than 250 books for children. He receive a Caldecott Honor for Strega Nona and a Newbery Honor for 26 Fairmont Avenue. He is also the recipient of the American Library Association's Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his substantial and lasting contributions to children's literature. He lives in New London, New Hampshire. Visit his website at www.tomie.com.

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