Saturday, October 1, 2011

the hundred dresses

Our Book of the Month is
"The Hundred Dresses"
By Louis Slobodkin

Synopsis from GoodreadsWanda wore the same faded blue dress to school every day. It was always clean but sometimes it looked as though it had been washed and never ironed. Peggy started the game of the dresses when suddenly one day Wanda said, ' I have a hundred dresses at home--all lined up in my closet.' After that it was fun to stop Wanda on the way to school and ask, 'How many dresses did you say you have?' ' A hundred, ' she would answer.

What I think:  "The Hundred Dresses" is a lovely little story about kindness and generosity.  The ending took me by complete surprise and Wanda is a character who stayed with me long after I finished the book.  (Wanda is also terrific example of our Word of the Week, inventive.  Click here to see definition.)


  1. Unrelated: love that little poem you left on my blog!

  2. Sharon Creech,
    Thank you for posting a picture that inspired me to write it!