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Ella Sarah Gets Dressed by Margaret…

Ella Sarah Gets Dressed (2003)

by Margaret Chodos-Irvine

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Summary: Ella Sarah is a very independent young lady! She has an outfit picked out, but no one wants her to wear it. Her whole family has an opinion of how they want her to dress, and none of them include Ella Sarah's own style. In the end she wears her own outfit and it turns out, all of her friends are dressed just as uniquely as her!

Personal Reaction: I can relate to this book because my mom always let me dress how I wanted when I was younger. Later, I was made fun of for how I dressed by the adults in my life, but I will always appreciate that I was able to show my own personality. I noticed that her mother, father, and sister all suggested outfits that matched their personalities, which reminds me of how society tends to run these days.

Classroom Extensions:
1. Have a tea party
2. Have a dress up day and let children pick their outfit all by themselves
  hwheeler13 | Jul 15, 2015 |
This is about Ella who picks out and outfit to wear, however, her parents don't approve and want her to change. After some debate, Ella wears the outfit she picked out. After seeing what her friends were wearing, she did pick out an appropriate outfit. This is a great book for children in showing a child's independence and letting them be cause they just might surprise you. ( )
  32BASKETBALL | Mar 16, 2015 |
this book is all about ella who wakes up and wants to wear the outfit she picked out, but her family tells her its too fancie or silly and trys to make her wear what the want her to wear. ella says no and finally dresses herself in what she wants to wear and ends up picking the perfact outfit. she blends in with all of her friends
  caseyjmorgan | Mar 14, 2015 |
This story is about a young girl named Ella Sarah who want to dress herself for the day, however her family doesn't want her to wear what she is wearing. However Ella Sarah ends up going in her desired outfit. This book promotes independence and is a fun and colorful book.
Ages: 3-5
Source: eced class
  rgonza | Mar 14, 2015 |
Little girl wants to dress herself and mom wanted her to wear something different at the end little girl wears what she wants
  shantetwatson | Mar 13, 2015 |
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Ella Sarah may be little, but she has a BIG sense of style—and it shows in her very colorful favorite outfit. Her mom, dad, and sister want her to dress just like them, but when her flamboyantly dressed friends arrive, it’s clear that Ella Sarah’s sense of style is just right.

Despite the advice of others in her family, Ella Sarah persists in wearing the striking and unusual outfit of her own choosing.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0152164138, Hardcover)

Ella Sarah may be little, but she has a BIG sense of style--and it isn't at all like that of her mother, father, and older sister. Yet they all want her to dress just like them! Ella Sarah will have none of it--and when her flamboyantly dressed friends arrive, it's clear that Ella Sarah's favorite outfit is just right for her. Written and illustrated by Margaret Chodos-Irvine, this spirited, Caldecott Honor-winning story
will gently nudge young children toward independence--providing plenty of exuberant colors and patterns to identify along the way.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:13:42 -0400)

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Despite the advice of others in her family, Ella Sarah persists in wearing the striking and unusual outfit of her own choosing.

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