Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress
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About the Author
Christine Baldacchino is a graphic artist and web designer with a background in early childhood education. She lives in Toronto. Isabelle Malenfant has illustrated more than a dozen children's books, mixing mediums such as watercolor, pastel, and charcoal to create poetic and sensitive worlds. She lives in Montreal.
Baldacchino doesn't sugar-coat the teasing and isolation Morris endures. . . . Malenfant showcases Morris's full emotional spectrum.
Morris is a complex character whose creativity and personality shine. . . . Sensitive and reassuring.
[A] wonderfully moving and enriching picture book. Morris is a relateable character whom many readers will find both sympathetic and familiar.
Unlike some more messagey titles on the subject, this one provides Morris with a personality beyond his dress-loving nature, making him enjoyable literary company.
First-time author Christine Baldacchino debunks all the shoulds and shouldn'ts of children's behavior merely based on the number of x-chromosomes. . . . Veteran illustrator Isabelle Malenfant imbues young Morris with such expressiveness, from his curious joy to hurt silence to cruel rejection to hopeful triumph.
Christine Baldacchino's story and Isabelle Malenfant's delightful illustrations show how being different is sometimes the bravest thing you can be.
Baldacchino's gentle story sensitively depicts gender nonconforming children, offering them reassurance and, one hopes, acceptance by introducing other children to the concept.