Oliver Button Is a Sissy

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Simon and Schuster, Jul 4, 2017 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
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This beautiful edition of Tomie dePaola’s progressive 1979 classic stars a special little boy who won’t give up on the dreams that make him unique.

Oliver Button is a sissy.

At least that’s what the other boys call him.

But here’s what Oliver Button really is: a reader, and an artist, and a singer, and a dancer, and more.

What will his classmates say when he steps into the spotlight?
 

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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 (1934–2020) was the beloved author and/or illustrator of more than 270 books for young readers, including the children’s classic, Strega Nona. He was the recipient of the Newbery Honor, Caldecott Honor, and the 2011 Children’s Literature Legacy Award for “significant and lasting contribution to children’s literature.” A native of Connecticut, Mr. dePaola studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and spent much of his life in New London, New Hampshire. Visit his work online at Tomie.com.

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