Book Reviews, Children's Literature, Teacher Practice, Reader Response & Picturebooks
Morris loves wearing the tangerine dress from his classroom's dress-up center. It is the color of his beloved mother's hair and reminds him of the glow off a tiger's fur. Morris also has an imagination that brings him on adventures to mysterious places like space. This story is about making friends…and even if you have to do most of the work, it is worth it. Morris shares with us the joy of exploring his sense of self, and reveals how his own experience shapes his peers access to knowing what matters in friendships. As picture books are a portal for kids in understanding the world they share with an incredibly diverse population, it is crucial that our choices in books represent all that makes us a society. Here is a book that belongs woven into the book shelf amongst other picture books our students and kids will be exposed to, and encouraged to engage in discourse around.