The boy in the dress


The story of a boy whose parents are divorced and desires tenderness and hugs. Dennis lives in an ordinary house on an ordinary street in an ordinary city. Soon, however, he will discover that if one gets rid of his prejudices, life can be anything but ordinary.


In this book, David Walliams presents a common theme: a child neglected by his parents seeking happiness and attention. The book deals with the theme of cross-dressing, prejudice and bullying and invites readers to be themselves. A wonderful tale of tolerance in today’s increasingly intolerant world.

Edited by: Regional Public Library "Petko Rachev Slaveikov" (Bulgaria)

Author(s): Walliams, David

Illustrator(s): Blake, Quentin

Publisher: HarperCollins

City: New York

Year: 2009

Pages: 240

ISBN: 9780007279043

Age Range: 6 - 10

Language: EN

Original Language: EN

Keywords: Clothes, Friendship, Male characters, Relationships, Self-acceptance

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