The Dress in the Window

by Robert Tregoning (Author) Pippa Curnick (Illustrator)

The Dress in the Window
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

A young boy longs for a dress that he sees in a shop window and rejoices when his mother gifts it to him for his birthday.

That dress! It shimmers, so radiant and red. As the boy stares at it, full of wonder, he has just one wish: to put on that dress and to swirl and to swish. He'll do anything to earn enough to buy it from the secondhand shop, but he'll have to hurry. There's just one red dress in the window!

This playful and imaginative story of self-expression brims with the infectious joy that comes when a child's individuality is met with wholehearted support and love.

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Kirkus Reviews

Sweet and uplifting, though clumsily told.

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Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Flyaway Books
Publication date
March 20, 2024
BISAC categories
JUV039000 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | General
JUV013000 - Juvenile Fiction | Family | General
JUV060000 - Juvenile Fiction | LGBT
Library of Congress categories
Picture books
Stories in rhyme
Mothers and sons

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