Oliver Button Is a Sissy

Oliver Button Is a Sissy

Illustrated by: Tomie dePaola
For Ages: 4 - 8
This beautiful new 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?
  • Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | 
  • 48 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781481477574 | 
  • July 2017 | 
  • Grades P - 3
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About the Author

Tomie dePaola
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Tomie dePaola

Tomie dePaola is one of the most popular children’s book authors and illustrators of our time and the recipient of the 2011 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, among other lifetime achievement awards. A Newbery Honor winner, he has written and illustrated a number of books for Simon & Schuster, including Caldecott Honor book Strega Nona, as well as Oliver Button Is a SissyCharlie Needs a CloakMichael Bird-Boy, and Andy, That’s My Name. A native of Connecticut, Mr. dePaola studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and now lives in New London, New Hampshire. Visit him online at Tomie.com and TomiesBlog.Blogspot.com.

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