The Dress-up Box – Guest, Patrick

<p>The Dress-up Box</p>

Title

The Dress-up Box

Author

Guest, Patrick

Illustrator

Eckstrom, Nathaniel

Publisher

Little Hare Books

Published Date

2018

Annotation

The Frolley family live in a much-beloved house on Sunshine Avenue, which has everything a child loves. It has a frog pond, birdbath, birds, a haunted shed, much-loved neighbours, the Choong family and more. Their new house is just the opposite, but home proves to be ‘where the heart is’. With the help of their dress-up box, the children pursue magical adventures imbued with imagination, family and friendships in this simple picture book story. Lively, imaginative illustrations of the children’s dress ups, coupled with a simple, appealing text, capture the imaginative activities which dispel the heartache and traumas of moving, losing and finding new friends.

Key Concepts

Empathy, Family, Friendship, Relationships

Audience

Early childhood, Lower primary, Primary

AC Links/EYLF

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