Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress
Staff Review: Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress
Morris Micklewhite loves painting, dreaming of great adventures and wearing the tangerine dress in the dress-up center at school. He loves the way it crinkles and swishes when he walks and the color reminds him of tigers, the sun and his mother's hair. But the other boys and some of the girls tell him "boys don't wear dresses" and exclude him from their activities and lunch table. After he creates a wonderful painting and adventure the other boys and girls begin to see him differently, beyond the tangerine dress. Simply and wonderfully illustrated by Isabelle Malenfant, this is a wonderful picture book for preschoolers on acceptance, understanding and the courage to be who you really are.