The Hundred Dresses

Narrated by: Christina Moore
Length: 54 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (195 ratings)

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Wanda Petronski is different from all the other girls in Room 13. Every day she wears the same faded blue dress to school, and every day she tells about her hundred dresses at home. Her classmates joke about her imaginary clothes - until they learn the wonderful secret of the dresses.
©1972 Eleanor Estes and Louis Slobodkin (P)2004 Recorded Books

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One of my childhood favorites

I loved this sweet and sad little story as a child, and it still resonates. It will encourage anyone to be kinder to others who may e or seem to be "different".

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Sweet Children's Book - stands test of time.

I read this book last night based on another's review and I am very glad that I did. It is a sweet children's book that was written 70 years ago but which holds up to the test of time. It touches on the very difficult subject of bullying and allows children to see that differences make others interesting. This book won the Newberry Award in 1945 and I believe it could still win the award if released today. There is an excellent review written by Brina, and I will not try to do what she did so well. I simply want to state that if I had a young child today, this book would be one we read starting tonight.

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One of our favorites

We love The Hundred Dresses. We have read this many times over the years and recommend it to everyone.

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Great book to enjoy with your kids

What made the experience of listening to The Hundred Dresses the most enjoyable?

This was read in an enjoyable manner that you could hear and comprehend easily

What did you like best about this story?

the moral of it

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

she spoke in a easy to listen to voice that you can understand and was not softspoken

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Harry Potter

So good l wish I could be a wizard to! And the magic is so good!

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Awesome Reading for a Lovely Story

I grew up on this book and I've heard this recording a couple of times with great delight. Christina Moore really engages the reader.

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It was good for me

I like this book it’s very good to me
Because it was helpful to my reading skill

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lesson to learn on bullying

Bullies don't always hit & sometimes they're sorry and change. Timeless lessons that are easier to learn out of our current time and modern culture. I heartily recommend this book for children to read before they "need" to read it.

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an important story for our time

This is a powerful piece about the importance of kindness and the affects of bullying. It ends hopeful

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  • Terrilyn Griffiths
  • 04-15-20

Good message but short.

The message of the story was good, the book was short and to the point.