Morris Micklewhite and the tangerine dress


The protagonist is a boy who loves to use his imagination. But most of all, he loves wearing the tangerine dress in his classroom’s dress-up center. The children in his class don’t understand. Dresses, they say, are for girls. And he isn’t welcome in the spaceship some of his classmates are building.


A very good look at a sensitive and artistic child who is bullied for not following gender norms. The protagonist loves the swishy, crinkly tangerine-colored dress in the costume box at school. He wears it every chance he gets and lets the dress fuel all of his imaginative play. A quietly supportive and loving mother is present. Well-written text, very nice illustrations.

Edited by: Biblioteka Sarajeva (Bosnia Herzegovina)

Author(s): Baldacchino, Christine

Illustrator(s): Malenfant, Isabelle

Publisher: Groundwood Books

City: Toronto

Year: 2016

Pages: 32

ISBN: 9781554983476

Age Range: 3 - 5

Language: EN

Original Language: EN

Keywords: Bullying, Clothes, Diversity, Fashion, Self-acceptance

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