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3.59  ·  Rating Details ·  44 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
It's time for a change -- of clothes!

Daffodil had two sisters,
and they all three looked alike.
People couldn't tell them apart.

When Daffodil and her sisters go to parties, Mommy puts them in fancy dresses of different colors so that people will know "who is who, and which is which." Violet's dress is violet, with lots of lace. Rose's dress is pink, with little bows all over
Published 2004 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Megan Nelson
Jan 31, 2016 Megan Nelson rated it liked it
Daffodil has two sisters, Violet and Rose, and they all look alike. The sisters can tell each other apart, and their mother can (for the most part). Their mother likes to go to parties, and when they go, Violet always wears a violet dress with lace, Rose always wears a pink dress with bows, and Daffodil always wears a yellow dress with pearls; but Daffodil cannot stand to wear her yellow dress. Daffodil discovers that her sisters, Violet and Rose, don't like to wear their dresses either. So, ...more
Alayna Pope
Jan 21, 2016 Alayna Pope rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s-lit
Daffodil is a story about the struggles of triplets. Nobody can tell them apart, so their mother puts them each in a different color dress. Daffodil hates wearing the color yellow all the time so she finally speaks up about it. It’s a cute story with great illustrations. I really like how the text size changes with how the tone of the text changes. Some of the words sound like how a child would talk. It’s relatable to children. The message is about how you should stand up for yourself and ...more
Nov 20, 2008 Ruhama rated it really liked it
A very cute story about triplets. Mommy sometimes has a hard time telling her daughters apart, so when they go to fancy parties, she dresses them in colors that match their names—
Violet gets a purple dress, Rose has a pink dress, and Daffodil has a yellow dress. But Daffodil HATES her dress, and one day explodes that she’s never going to wear it again!
This leads the other two sisters to say they actually hate their dresses, too, so Mommy agrees to let them do whatever they choose, even if she ca
Feb 06, 2013 Megan rated it really liked it
An adorable story of triplets named Daffodil, Rose, and Violet. Daffodil dislikes the yellow dress her mother makes her wear so people can tell the girls apart--her sister Rose wearing pink while Violet wears violet. Eventually, Daffodil discovers, as does her mother, that Violet and Rose hate having to war the same colors all the time too. A lesson to be learned is here for children and parents alike, as well as bright, expressive illustrations and concise, personable writing to bring depths of ...more
May 30, 2008 Megan rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: twins and triplets everywhere
Soren said, "I thought this book was funny because when they were describing the yellow dress they said it looked like pee."
Leave it to a young boy to think that "pee" is hilarious. But this is really a great little picture book. I loved it as well. Perfect for families of multiples who are trying to assert their own individuality.
Jul 16, 2014 Kaethe rated it really liked it
Daffodil is one of a set of triplets. Rose gets the pink party dress, Violet gets the purple one, and Daffodil gets yellow. Turns out, none of them like their assigned colors. And also, if people look a little more closely, they'll discover that the three are not identical.

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May 05, 2008 Margie rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens-books
This book can be used in the classroom in several ways. It teaches about personal identity, it has good word choice, and for children struggling with peers, it shows how siblings can work together.
Apr 26, 2012 Rachel rated it it was ok
Shelves: picture-books
An overall theme of spoiled, ungrateful girls and a few crude references made this a no-keeper for me.
May 13, 2010 Tania rated it liked it
Book with a strong message - be careful what you dress your kids in - and how to jump and down if you don't like your parents choice.
Tim Johnson
Apr 02, 2016 Tim Johnson rated it liked it
Shelves: kids-time
People who have identical twins, triplets, quints, etc. should be forced to have the children tattooed with their names to spare the rest of us these confusing and embarrassing situations.
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Feb 04, 2013 Amy rated it liked it
Shelves: reading-rainbow
(Imogene's Antlers)
This was a pretty standard picture book about kid's that want to be themselves until the description of the yellow dress as "pee" colored and then it was a big hit! Kids!
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