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Oliver Button Is a Sissy
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About The Book
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?
About The Illustrator
Tomie dePaola (1934–2020) was the beloved author and/or illustrator of more than 270 books for young readers, including the children’s classic, Strega Nona. He was the recipient of the Newbery Honor, Caldecott Honor, and the 2011 Children’s Literature Legacy Award for “significant and lasting contribution to children’s literature.” A native of Connecticut, Mr. dePaola studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and spent much of his life in New London, New Hampshire. Visit his work online at Tomie.com.
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (July 4, 2017)
- Length: 48 pages
- ISBN13: 9781481477574
- Grades: P - 3
- Ages: 4 - 8
- Lexile ® 480L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®
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Raves and Reviews
"DePaola’s 1979 picture book about a boy who can’t throw a ball to save his life but who enjoys paper dolls, dress-up, and (as he discovers to his delight) tap-dancing is as fresh and necessary as ever...the feelings are still just right.
– Horn Book Magazine, November/December 2017
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- Author Photo (jpg): Tomie dePaola Photograph © Laurent Linn(0.1 MB)
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