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Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress

Christine Baldachino's debut children's book was illustrated by Montreal artist Isabelle Malenfant.

Christine Baldacchino, illustrated by Isabelle Malenfant

Morris is a little boy who loves using his imagination. He dreams about having space adventures, paints beautiful pictures and sings the loudest during circle time. But most of all, Morris loves his classroom's dress-up centre — he loves wearing the tangerine dress.

But the children in Morris's class don't understand. Dresses, they say, are for girls. And Morris certainly isn't welcome in the spaceship some of his classmates are building. Astronauts, they say, don't wear dresses.

With warm, dreamy illustrations, Isabelle Malenfant perfectly captures Morris's vulnerability and the vibrancy of his imagination. This is a sweetly told story about the courage and creativity it takes to be different. (From Groundwood Books)

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