Fred Gets Dressed

Category: Book
By (author): Brown, Peter
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Boys & Men
  JUVENILE FICTION / Clothing & Dress
  JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Published: May 2021
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 48
Size: 11.00in x 8.50in x 0.37in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

From a New York Times bestselling author and Caldecott-honor winning artist comes an exuberant illustrated story about playing dress up, having fun, and feeling free.

The boy loves to be naked. He romps around his house naked and wild and free. Until he romps into his parents' closet and is inspired to get dressed. First he tries on his dad's clothes, but they don't fit well. Then he tries on his mom's clothes, and wow! The boy looks great. He looks through his mom's jewelry and makeup and tries that on, too. When he's discovered by his mother and father, the whole family (including the dog!) get in on the fun, and they all get dressed together.

This charming and humorous story was inspired by bestselling and award-winning author Peter Brown's own childhood, and highlights nontraditional gender roles and self-expression.
Review Quote** "[Peter] Brown's picture books are consistent bestsellers and critically acclaimed. Expect readers to go wild for his robot-themed novel."-Booklist, starred review
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Review Quote**"This is a book made for storytime, with its bold mixed-media illustrations that work almost like a storyboard moving left to right... The happy ending, almost a reverse of Where the Wild Things Are, includes everyone discovering the fun of being at least a little bit wild."-The Horn Book, starred review
Review Quote**"There's a lot to go wild for in this picture-book celebration of individuality and self-expression... Hooray for Mr. Tiger and his wild ways."-Kirkus, starred review
Review Quote**"Readers who prefer the view from underneath the dinner table will find a kindred soul in Brown's brightly burning character who knows that the wilderness is always waiting, should the need arise."-Publishers Weekly, starred review
Review Quote**"This 'it's okay to be different' story stands out from other picture books on the topic thanks to Brown's delightfully clever illustrations and masterful compositions...Sure to be an instant read-aloud classic in classrooms and libraries."-School Library Journal, starred review
Review Quote**"With its skewed humor and untamed spirit this joyous exploration of quasi-reverse anthropomorphism will delight listeners again and again."-Booklist, starred review
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