Dress-Up Day

Abrams/­Appleseed. Jul. 2024. 32p. Board $8.99. ISBN 9781419744112.
PreS-K–For children, there may be no feeling worse than waking up sick on the day they were looking forward to the most. The main character, who narrates, has to stay home sick from school on the day of the costume party. Extremely proud of her bunny outfit, she decides she will wear it to school the next day. When she is the only student in costume, however, she begins to feel shy and embarrassed. That is until Hugo, one of her other classmates, shows up as a carrot. A fun day at school follows. The children, including the narrator, have a variety of tan to brown skin tones. Gómez’s simple yet meaningful text combines with her flat yet joy-filled illustrations to bring home the point that standing out and being yourself is much more exciting than trying to fit in!
VERDICT A must-have for teaching children about confidence, acceptance, and kindness.

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