Boy in the Dress


Twelve-year old Dennis’s parents have recently split up.  He mourns his mom's leaving and lightens up by playing soccer and exploring a new interest, a love of women’s fashion.  His dad forbids his reading Vogue magazine, but new friend Lisa pushes him to play dress-up and he ends up at school as “Denise” in high heels, makeup and a sequin dress.  This book clearly makes the point that cross-dressing is no big deal, but this story is about a boy in a dress, not a transgender character.--from the publisher

231 pages                                    978-0007279043                            Ages 11-15

Keywords:  loss, divorce, cross dressing, feelings, emotions, gender, gender identity, gender expression, emotional intelligence, 11 year old, 12 year old, 13 year old, 14 year old


This is the debut children's novel from David Walliams, co-creator and co-star of the multi-award-winning Little Britain. Dennis lives in a boring house in a boring street in a boring town. But he's about to find out that when you open your mind, life becomes anything but boring.--from the publisher



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