The Hundred Dresses was a popular pick when my teacher assigned us to read an award-winner, probably because it was one of the shortest books on the list. Teachers often choose it because it has the perfect example of a bystander in a bullying scenario. Readers who pick the book for one of those reasons are often pleasantly surprised to find that it’s a really good story that tends to stay with them over time.
The Chicago Tribune just had an article about the book being performed as a play:
The play features music by Ralph Covert, much-loved (especially here in the Chicago area) for his rock music for kids. This isn’t the first time he’s created songs for a children’s musical; you may have also heard his music for A Nutty Nutcracker Christmas.
Is your school going to see “The Hundred Dresses”? I’d love to hear your comments!