Oliver Button is a Sissy

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Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1979 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
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A little boy must come to terms with being teased and ostracized because he’d rather read books, paint pictures, and tap-dance than participate in sports. “There is a good balance between the simple text . . . and the expressive pictures . . . an attractive little book.”--School Library Journal

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User Review  - breksarah - LibraryThing

I like this book because it shows how misleading stereotypes can be. It is the story of a young boy who likes to dance. Throughout the story, perspectives begin to change and people begin to realize ... Read full review

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User Review  - jgiann2 - LibraryThing

In my opinion, this is a great book that brings attention to gender stereotypes in our society. I enjoyed this book for several reasons. The language is clear and the storyline is easy to follow. The ... Read full review

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About the author (1979)

Tomie dePaola is the author and/or illustrator of more than 250 books for children. He receive a Caldecott Honor for Strega Nona and a Newbery Honor for 26 Fairmont Avenue. He is also the recipient of the American Library Association's Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his substantial and lasting contributions to children's literature. He lives in New London, New Hampshire. Visit his website at www.tomie.com.

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