Jacob's New Dress

Jacob's New Dress

Book - 2014
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Jacob, who likes to wear dresses at home, convinces his parents to let him wear a dress to school, too.
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois :, Albert Whitman & Company,, 2014
ISBN: 9780807563731
Branch Call Number: jp HOF NVD
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Hoffman, Ian 1962-
Case, Chris 1976-

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Jacob, who likes to wear dresses at home, convinces his parents to let him wear a dress to school, too.


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VaughanPLDianeB Oct 16, 2017

A wonderful book to introduce a unit on respecting differences and challenging traditional gender roles! 'Jacob's New Dress' tackles this topic in a thoughtful and realistic way. I really liked the way Jacob is portrayed as accepting of himself, and the way he's shown to peacefully confront his critic without excluding him or retaliating in any way.

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Sep 03, 2014

Fantastic book for a sensitive topic.

JCLJulieT Apr 15, 2014

Definitly a book-with-a-message. Books-with-a-message are usually less effective (and more heavy handed) at conveying said message than books that are just really good stories. This was still a lovely and timely and well handled story. I also appreciated the bit at the end about the authors' real-life gender non-conformist son.

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