- File Size: 11295 KB
- Print Length: 48 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (July 4, 2017)
- Publication Date: July 4, 2017
- Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01M2BRJTL
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- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #986,605 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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|Length: 48 pages||Age Level: 4 - 8||Grade Level: P - 3|
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This book has a lot of meaning for my best friend and me, and I am thrilled that I am able to share it with my daughters, ages 11 and 3. Both of them have enjoyed reading this book with me over the years. I have heard the older one reading it to the younger one, because she (the older one) likes it so much. Currently, it is on the wee one's list of frequently asked for books. I asked my three year old why she likes it so much. "Because, Mommy, Oliver loves all of the things I do, he tries hard like me, and he can be anything he wants, just like me. He is my friend." My amazing child is very astute. She has gotten everything that I could want her to out of this story. Do what you love, do your best, don't listen to peer pressure, be who you are...and you will succeed. We are all unique, all gifted, all special. That is the very special, very important message of OLIVER BUTTON IS A SISSY.
"If I believe it, I can be anything, anything at all."
Top international reviews
Be wary of the age group you read it too as more recent research shows that formula is really unsuccessful in conveying meaning to pre-schoolers. Instead of the intended "it's ok to be different" theme, the take away message actually works out "if someone is a bit nerdy and effeminate then people are mean to them" which reinforces something very different!
A lovely book.
His dance teacher shares that there will be a talent contest and Oliver works as hard as he can to dance. He practices and practices.
Throughout the book, Oliver faces a lot of teasing about who he is, but he never backs down.
I would recommend this book as a started conversation on stereotypes. I rate it 4 stars, because I think it’s just the beginning of a conversation, and everything works out perfect in the end, which isn’t always real life.
A great classroom read aloud to start conversations about self-love, self-esteem and the reality of gender stereotypes!