Oliver's father rudely shoos him out to play ball when he finds him playing paper dolls and dress-up instead, but,...

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OLIVER BUTTON IS A SISSY

Oliver's father rudely shoos him out to play ball when he finds him playing paper dolls and dress-up instead, but, strangely, when Oliver demonstrates his dancing talent his parents buy him shiny new tap shoes and send him to Ms. Leah's Dancing School (all girl, as pictured) ""for the exercise."" The other boys continue to tease Oliver and when he doesn't win the talent contest he expects worse--only to find that his performance alone has prompted them to change the word ""sissy"" in the graffiti that gives the book its title to ""star."" De Paola ""admits that a lot of Oliver Button's problems"" were his--but we doubt that his vindication came so early and easy.

Pub Date: May 30, 1979

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Page Count: -

Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1979