This Blog is Dedicated to our dear friend Karen.
When she left this life she left a hole in our hearts as well as several to be read books.
We, her friends, will read these books for her.
This blog will be a sort of book club for us to post our thoughts and feelings about the stories and feelings we have of Karen while we read.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes #82


This is one of my favorite books.  A classis children's story about a young girl that is different and lives on the poor side of town and wants to fit in.  She tells her classmates she has 100 dresses and then the girls tease her daily about the dresses.  One of the girls starts to feel guilty about teasing her as she too is not from a wealthy family and wears hand-me-downs and fears she will be the next one teased. 

The story is wonderful for young girls to read so they can understand empathy and kindness and even regret and how to make things better when making a bad choice.  I've read this one with my daughter a couple times now and her 3rd grade teacher read it to her class as well.  It's one worth reading over and over. 

I really feel Karen would have loved this book, too.  It reminded me of several stories we shared with each other about Christmas gifts and the clothes we would trade or share or even the one time we bought the same dress.  I really feel Karen would have been empathetic toward the young girl, too.


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