Oliver Button Is a Sissy

Tomie dePaola (Author) Tomie dePaola (Illustrator)
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Description

This beautiful edition of Tomie dePaola's progressive 1979 classic stars a special little boy who won't give up on the dreams that make him unique.

Oliver Button is a sissy.

At least that's what the other boys call him.

But here's what Oliver Button really is: a reader, and an artist, and a singer, and a dancer, and more.

What will his classmates say when he steps into the spotlight?

Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
July 04, 2017
Pages
48
Dimensions
8.7 X 0.6 X 11.0 inches | 1.14 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781481477574

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About the Author

Tomie dePaola (1934-2020) was one of the most popular children's book authors and illustrators of our time and the winner of the 2011 Children's Literature Legacy Award (formerly known as the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award), among other lifetime achievement awards. A Newbery Honor winner, he wrote and illustrated a number of books, including Caldecott Honor book Strega Nona and its companions, as well as Oliver Button Is a Sissy; The Legend of Old Befana; The Clown of God; Michael Bird-Boy; Andy, That's My Name; and the New York Times bestseller Quiet. A native of Connecticut, Mr. dePaola studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Learn more at Tomie.com.

Reviews

"DePaola's 1979 picture book about a boy who can't throw a ball to save his life but who enjoys paper dolls, dress-up, and (as he discovers to his delight) tap-dancing is as fresh and necessary as ever...the feelings are still just right.
--Horn Book Magazine, November/December 2017