Yesterday, I finished reading The Hundred Dresses with my 3rd graders. I've read this story before and it's one that I treasure and love! In our classroom, we're currently coming up with ideas about characters in stories to write a essay off of. The kiddies LOVED this story so I hope your children or students will love it too!
The Hundred DressesIt's a story about a poor polish girl named Wanda who wears the same plain blue dress to school everyday. She gets teased by the other girls in school. The teasing becomes worse when, Wanda mentions that she has a hundred dresses all lined up in her closet at home. Eventually it turns into a game where the girls in school ask Wanda how many dresses she has every day, and belittles and laughs at her.
It's a story that teaches about friendships, bullying, and forgiveness.
As a teacher, I'm always looking for good books that will teach the students about being kind, accepting, and loving towards one another. These kinds of books are hard to come by so when I do find one I treasure it. Though it's a longer chapter book, I think it's one of the most heartfelt and touching stories ever.
October's Book Recommendation: The Hundred Dresses
Author: Eleanor Estes
Recommended for: Grades 3-5