THE BORA-BORA DRESS by Carole Lexa Schaefer


Age Range: 4 - 7
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The search for a perfect party dress is the theme of this lyrically told tale of a special dress that brings its own magic to the wearer. Lindsay is an athletic little girl with a wardrobe of jeans and shorts, and she doesn’t care for dresses of any sort, much less a fancy dress-up dress for her aunt’s party. But for this party, only a special dress will do, and Lindsay falls in love with her unique dress made “just for her” in Bora-Bora. Stock’s imaginative watercolors create a persona for the unusual dress, covered with sparkly stars, leaves, fruit and a winking parrot, and the dress helps Lindsay have a magical night at the party, dancing along with the parrot under the stars. One memorable spread shows the girl leaping along the beach, with the swirling dress flowing into the sand, sky and water, and the parrot flying alongside. (Picture book. 4-7)

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 2005
ISBN: 0-7636-1234-0
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Candlewick
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15th, 2005


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